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dizzydruid
07-09-05, 16:30
Hi all,
I am getting so fed up with certain side effects of my anti depressants and I am beginning to wonder if I'm better off coming off them.
anyway, I was wondering if anyone has tried 5 HTP and if so what was the result and were there any unwanted side effects?

thanks, Lucy x

hunny
07-09-05, 18:45
Im not sure what that is,can you shed some light please?

Hunny

dizzydruid
07-09-05, 19:18
Hi Hunny,
I just found it by searching through google. It seems to be a natural supplement that you can buy in health food shops etc and it is meant to be similar to serotonin and can supposedly lift depression and anxiety in a similar way to SSRIs but I'm not sure if it works or not.

lucy x

nomorepanic
07-09-05, 20:03
5-HTP (http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=164)

5-htp (http://www.nomorepanic.co.uk/showthread.php?t=2256)

Nicola

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hunny
07-09-05, 20:32
Hiya

If its SJW then i tried it for a month and it made no difference,but then i think your supposed to give it a good 2 to 3 months to work.

Hunny

Meg
07-09-05, 23:19
It s different to SJW



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hunny
08-09-05, 08:25
Sorry i cant be of help Lucy
One of the links wouldnt work and one talks about SJW.Ill have another look on net

Hunny

dizzydruid
08-09-05, 09:30
Hi,
[Duh!] had to google to find out what SJW was! I'm a bit slow lol!
I cant take SJW because of interactions with the comtraceptive pill :s
I think I will try and have a wander down to holland and barrett sometime next week and have a look at whats available.
thanks for looking into it and replying

lucy x

Sweep1
08-09-05, 11:35
to be honest I tried 5 HTP back in March time for 8 weeks and found that it made no difference. but it might be different for you - they do sell it in Holland & Barett, from memory its about 20 for 30 capsules.

take care

Sweep1

BrandyS
16-09-05, 18:12
Lucy,
Sorry for not responding sooner--just noticed this thread. 5-HTP stands for 5 hydroxytryptophan. It is a naturally occurring amino acid that boosts the production of serotonin in the brain. Much the same as some anti-depressants do, ie..Prozac. I have tried it, and I do have to say that I did notice some calming effects. Mostly it just made me sleep better---but, I do know that there are some contraindications to using it in combination with antidepressants, so you may want to talk to your dr. or something before beginning.
Brandy

ANXIETY26
23-09-05, 11:52
I have also taken 5-HTP. Did'nt work for me, just helped me sleep better.