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walking the dog

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5HTP
« on: May 30, 2016, 02:21:53 PM »

Anyone tried it for mood swings and anxiety im considering it as i just feel it cant be any worse to take than the useless awful ADs I have come off  Any experience anyone ?
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babyjane

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Re: 5HTP
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2016, 02:25:12 PM »

I did try it many years ago but I felt wound up after a few days.  I did better on St John's Wort which I took successfully for a number of years.  But you have to be careful as it can interact with other medications if you take them.
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walking the dog

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« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2016, 04:22:14 PM »

Thanks babyjane I probably need to check with my gp its ok with propranolol and hrt
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Dulciana

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« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2016, 07:00:49 PM »

Um...what is 5HTP?  ???
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walking the dog

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Re: 5HTP
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2016, 07:17:50 PM »

Its a natural supplement  said to help with low mood anxiety and sleep
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2016, 10:46:12 PM »

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walking the dog

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2016, 08:20:30 AM »

Thanks Taz  :)
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walking the dog

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Re: 5HTP
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2016, 08:23:11 AM »

Made my mind up to buy and try
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SadLynda

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« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2016, 10:14:15 AM »

Didn't help me.  Did help my friend for a while but then gave her bad headache's so she had to stop taking it.
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Re: 5HTP
« Reply #9 on: May 31, 2016, 12:54:37 PM »

Good luck WTD, hope it works for you.

It really helped with my Dad's sleep and he swore by it for quite a while.

I don't think it's cheap to buy, so maybe try and get it from Healthspan or H &B on "buy one, get one for a penny".

Also if you get chance, try and research EPA fish oils, they are also good for depression, sleep and brain function.

Let us know how you get on.
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walking the dog

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Re: 5HTP
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2016, 01:26:03 PM »

Thanks mis71mum I will look into the EPA fish oils , yes 5htp isn't cheap I'm def hoping for Holland and Barrett offers !
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walking the dog

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« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2016, 05:05:58 PM »

Just ordered 5HTP on line will let you know how goes
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walking the dog

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« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2016, 09:14:09 PM »

It arrived today but lost my nerve to take it I have got it into my head it will make me physically ill and I will hallucinate on it ! No idea where this fear has come from  :-\
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SadLynda

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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2016, 10:58:09 AM »

Now you have it you should try, my friend was good on it for a while, when her headaches started she simply stopped taking it then, she still intends to maybe try again in the future.

Why not give it a try and let us know how you go, if you dont like it you can stop at any time, you have the control.
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walking the dog

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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2016, 12:44:27 PM »

Thanks sadlynda your rightxx
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