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Does anyone drink alcohol while taking 5-HTP?

Posted 17 Apr 2017 3 answers

I have drunk mostly organic red wine every evening for more than 20 years, but feel pretty awful drinking it since I began taking 5-HTP @ 50-100 mg per day. Note that my dose is part of a nutritional formulation that includes GABA, Passion flower and linden flowers. I also take a purple mushroom... read more

My gf has depression and anxiety and wants something to help, but has conflicting medication. Help?

Posted 8 Jul 2010 10 answers

She's been recently been dealing with depression and severe anxiety issues, but already takes Imitrex for the occasional migraine and Melatonin to help her sleep. She can't really afford to get any other prescription medications, so she wanted to take something natural like St John's... read more

Depression - SAMe & Drowsiness? Night or Day?

Posted 27 Feb 2015 4 answers

I started taking SAMe (400 mg in the morning) for mild depression, but found it makes me very sleepy during? the day about 4 hours after taking it. This doesn't seem to be a common side effect; so I'm wondering if I should start taking it at night (I have some sleeping issues as well), or... read more

5-HTP - What can I take along with 5 htp for depression and high anxiety?

Posted 28 Apr 2016 3 answers

I've had bad experiences with anti-depressants and anxiety medications and want to try a more natural method. I've taken 5 htp off and on over the years and haven't noticed any change. Maybe I didn't take it regularly enough. But I recently started taking it again (200 MG a day)... read more

Why is 5-HTP causing my kidneys to hurt?

Posted 19 Nov 2012 5 answers

I've been taking 5-htp for about a week, and ever since I started taking it, my kidneys have been sore. I can't find any information about this, does anyone have any idea?

Is 5-HTP safe with Klonopin and Seroquel 30-60 minutes before taking 5-HTP?

Posted 17 Dec 2011 5 answers

I'm repeating this with change to conversation rather than one answer. Thought maybe somebody would see it and answer if I changed to "start a conversation." Is 5-HTP safe with Lamictal, ativan, klonopin seroquel? My doctor says it is and a compounding pharmacist/chemist said it... read more

Citalopram and 5-htp?

Posted 7 Feb 2015 1 answer

I'm currently on 20mg citalopram and I tried 5-htp to help with sleeping. I've been looking online and apparently it's very dangerous! It's the first time I have taken them together and (obviously) because of what the Internet is telling me I'm getting extremely worried!... read more

Is 5-HTP safe with Lamictal, ativan, klonopin seroquel?

Posted 7 Dec 2011 1 answer

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... read more

I have Bipolar and. I am on Abilify, Prozac and Trileptal. I have gained 104 lbs. My Psychiatrist?

Posted 5 Sep 2014 6 answers

... refuses to change any of my meds again as I have finally become a balanced person without experiencing anymore episodes. This after a long, long journey of trial and error. I'm finally free from the torment. Just one thing, I cannot live life as a fat person. I've been going to the... read more

Can 5-htp cause depression and anxiety?

Posted 7 Jun 2014 1 answer

5-HTP - When should I take 5hpt?

Posted 24 Dec 2015 1 answer

I started on 5hpt yesterday and I felt great. I took 100mg 3 times daily without food, the last dose was about an hour before bed. I don't think I got any sleep at all. Has anyone had success by lowering the dose or shifting the times taken.

Can I start taking 5-HTP again. I stopped because I had a stomach ulcer?

Posted 28 May 2012 6 answers

I was taking 5-htp for anxiety just over a year ago but then I had a stomach ulcer and stopped. It's been over a year since having the ulcer. Could I start taking it again?

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