without any sleepiness during the day. There are no anti depressents out there for me that will work over a year of taking them for some reason, I start having bad thoughts and my depression gets worse. The old antidepressents causes weight gain,other side effects and I'm already overweight. I am the 1 % person that gets a weird side effect. I looked for interactions with my tegretol, ambien or rozarem and klonopin and there are none. I need to know if this natural substance will work for me. I don't have an appointment till next Friday with the psychiatrist. I had to give up the only friend I had and my mother said something very horrible to me and my turning of another age has gotten me in a depression again, a bad one. I can't take any more sleepiness during the day. Can someone help me on this?
I need someone thats tried 5-htp and if it helped them?
- 17 Jul 2010 by Anonymous
- 18 July 2010
- 5-htp, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, insomnia
Added 29 Jul 2010:
What are the side effects at night and the next day if you just use 50mg of 5-htp? And I didn't understand socasam takin a quip trip?
Hi depression2; First let Me say that I know and understand exactly where you're coming from. You feel like you're all alone in a strange place where nobody will take the time to listen to or try to understand you and / or what you're trying to say... and because they won't try to understand you, some of them harrass the shit out of you ! Ok little Angel, first you did exactly what you should, you got yourself a Shrink. They got to listen as they get paid to help you, and most of 'em do a damn good job of it, though some can frustrate you. I never had any anti-depressants that caused weight gain. If I gained weight it was bacause the anti-d. made Me feel so good on occasion that I ate like a Horse, then blamed the drug that made me feel that good ! Have you tried S.S.R.I.'s? I've been on Sertraline for 9 years and it's done wonders for Me, but i'm getting lazy,and that ain't Me ! I need a kick in the ass and I think Wellbutrin will do it ! ! Your Friend stuff and your Mom stuff You should dump on your Shrink, So, ok here's what i'm leading up to: I'm into natural stuff. I don't trust F.D.A., Big-Pharma , & the Drug Co's any more, used to but I did a couple of bad trips ["thier fault"] and so be it. I got it into my damn fool head one day that I new what I was doing, and popped a couple 5HTP tabs and ended up almost taking a "Long Walk On a Short Pier"! Angel, the stuff may be natural, but it's Very powerful , and Very Dangerous ! Try it if you want to BUT , work with your shrink. If He / She says NO, ask questions only, and ask, and ask ? ?
If you do try it, get someone to hang with you for a good while, in case it drops the bottom out of your life, like it did mine. Anything else I can do... any questions... just a talk... give me , or somebody, a "Shout"! The name is keep talking, and put a smile on! Love Ya' Sacosam
I personally have used 5-HTP. I used it along with an antidepressant, and together they were really good. The only reason i stopped using it is because its so expensive and i really just cant afford it. It never caused me to be sleepy during the day at all, but i have always had a sleeping problem, NOTHING makes me tired. Melatonin, benadryl, ambien. None of it will put me to sleep, so i really dont know how it will effect you.
Id say its worth a shot if youre having as much trouble as you are.
- 5-HTP Information for Consumers
- 5-HTP Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of 5-HTP (detailed)
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