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5 HTP/GABA ?

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 7:52 PM
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5HTP precursor to serotonin.  OTC.  Anybody try it?  Just read it in anoher group.  Love it as I have tried all SSRI's and SNRI's. Love if an OTCdrug could help me(?)

 

EDIT:  What about GABA?  Anyone try it?  OTC.  Supposed to help calm anxiety?  Have been on Xanax so long.(7yrs daily)

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matreshka
by on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:20 AM
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I have not tried it but I have heard that some people have had success with it. I'm guessing it generates more serotonin so don't take it if you are on SSRI/SNRI's because you don't want serotonin syndrome.

lyrick24
by Group Admin on Apr. 10, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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 never heard of it. but i hope it helps you if you decide to take it.

bakermom5944
by on Apr. 13, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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It is just great! No side effects and it works for me.  I also take many vitamins!!  Stopped taking my latest, Effexor Xr and started taking 5 HTP.  Huge difference.  Try it, but get a good brand, that makes a difference too!  Good luck. Let me know how it works for you!!

matreshka
by on Apr. 14, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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Good brands for all supplements are especially important, Even vitamins and omega 3 oils. I definitely notice a difference when I take high quality supplements. Some insurances will also reimburse part of the cost.

Quoting bakermom5944:

It is just great! No side effects and it works for me.  I also take many vitamins!!  Stopped taking my latest, Effexor Xr and started taking 5 HTP.  Huge difference.  Try it, but get a good brand, that makes a difference too!  Good luck. Let me know how it works for you!!


Monkeymama930
by on Apr. 14, 2013 at 8:22 AM
I had never heard of this? My doc wants to take me off my meds so I may look into this!
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SandyLaxner
by Bronze Member on Apr. 14, 2013 at 9:36 AM

I've taken 100mg capule prior to a few naps his week(am so tired),and the 5HTP has relaxedme,short ived, ouple hours for a  napwas fine,just testing it out.

mdawn028
by on Apr. 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM
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I'm on Wellbutrin didn't like zoloft didn't work for me didn't like Xanax either or any of that. Don't know just started my Wellbutrin for depression and anxiety almost been a month now have my good and bad days still at times. Hope u find something to help u hugs Dawna.
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SandyLaxner
by Bronze Member on Apr. 14, 2013 at 1:29 PM

 

 

Quoting mdawn028:

I'm on Wellbutrin didn't like zoloft didn't work for me didn't like Xanax either or any of that. Don't know just started my Wellbutrin for depression and anxiety almost been a month now have my good and bad days still at times. Hope u find something to help u hugs Dawna.

TY Dawna!  Wellbutrin made this anxous p anicky Mama worse.  Hope u have gd  luck with it!

 

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