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Can 5-htp cause depression and anxiety?

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WildcatVet 8 Jun 2014

Hi, judith! 5-htp works by increasing serotonin levels slightly so it shouldn't CAUSE depression/anxiety but, rather, help to RELIEVE them.
Are you taking any other medications?
It would probably be best to talk with your doctor as it may be an underlying problem ~ or if you are taking the 5-htp for depression it certainly isn't working.
Best wishes, WCV

LoveSupps 23 Sep 2014

5-HTP caused horrible anxiety in me. It can happen when there is too much serotonin in your system. Try L-Lysine to increase Dopamine and/or Norepinephrine instead, which can also be causes of those symptoms they bundle under depression and anxiety. free discount card

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