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dipin_dottie

1027d

Has anyone used 5-htp. I have anxiety and have for years, I refuse to take anxiety pills so about a year ago I started taking it and I started taking 2 pills daily a month or so ago and it seems to have made things worse. Could I be over medicating myself?

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    • Wiry

      959d

      There is also St. John's Wort. I didn't like the way it made me feel, but it definitely had an effect.

    • Wiry

      959d

      There is also St. John's Wort. I didn't like the way it made me feel, but it definitely had an effect.

    • Wiry

      959d

      I'm not familiar with 5htp, but I started taking L-methylfolate before I started any psychopharmaceutical, it did help me. It turns out a lot of people are genetically deficient in the ability to methylate folic acid, which is a serotonin precursor. Start with at least 5mg.

    • dipin_dottie

      1026d

      What is serious? Anxiety pills have a small dose of tranqs in them, also I just don't like chemicals in my body

    • Tomato

      1026d

      Hey, I used to take it for a short period of time, and I quickly moved to SSRIs. I respect your choice to refuse taking anti-anxiety drugs, what is the reason though?

    • dipin_dottie

      1027d

      It's herbal. That's why I was saying I won't take anxiety pills.

    • tbiehnarmy587

      1027d

      Oh okay, haven't heard about that. So I don't know

    • dipin_dottie

      1027d

      I said in the post. 5-htp

    • tbiehnarmy587

      1027d

      It's possible, but sometimes medicines can make things worse. What meds are you taking?

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