Going up to 300 Lamictal this week and trying to decide to add small dose of Prozac for depression if the Lamictal doesn't relieve it or 5-HTP at night before bedtime. It's a bit complicated and I need to know if it is safe and if it works. I am going to have to wean myself off the Ativan slowly and trying to relieve anxiety. Scared that Prozac will increase anxiety at first, but not sure if 5-HTP even really works or is safe. In past, Prozac 20 mg seemed to increase anxiety but Dr. is now prescribing 10 mg instead and said I could take it every other day at first. Must decide within a few days if I am going to do the Prozac or the 5-HTP, as I know it's one or the other. And does it work?
Is 5-HTP safe with Lamictal, ativan, klonopin seroquel?
- 7 Dec 2011 by Seeking Wellness
- 7 Dec 2011
- 5-htp, ativan, klonopin, lamictal, prozac, seroquel, depression
Added 17 Dec 2011:
Looking for more experiences with 5-HTP and Seroquel and Klonopin. My doctor wants me to take the Seroquel 50 mg and Klonopin 0.5 mg 30-60 minutes along with my multivitamins that have plenty of B vitamins in them, and then take the 5-HTP on an empty stomach 5-15 minutes before sleep. I'm scared to do it but want more improvement in my depression.
There appears to be no significant drug interactions with your current meds and 5-HTP.
5-HTP certainly does help some people with depression. You could always try it first and then if you didn't find it helpful stop and start on Prozac.
What does your doctor think you should do?
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