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5 htp dosage for depression

A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Makes sense: If you consider anxiety and depression as opposite ends of a spectrun of neurotransmitter activation, it makes sense.
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
14 years experience Psychiatry
Not so simple: Stimulating different 5ht receptors will have different effects. 5ht1a receptors will alleviate depression and anxiety. 5ht2a and c may induce anxiet ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Sterba
47 years experience Rheumatology
Fibromyalgia : Fibromyalgia , sometimes is not a simple disease to treat , a lot of excersice could help , the more exercise the better it works . 5 htp is an over t ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. 5-hydroxytryptophan, (5-htp) is an Amino Acid which is converted into serotonin in the brain. Because it is an over the counter supplement – ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
There is risk here.: I have seen a couple of patients who developed serotinergic syndrome on the combination of a serotonin medication & tramadol. 5-Hydroxytryptophan ... Read More
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Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
No! - Advise against: There's a serious interaction of increased risk of serotonin syndrome and that's not a good thing. "Trying" to find ways to feel better is a wonderful ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
24 years experience Occupational Medicine
All are good: Each of the products you mentioned are good. You could try them individually or in combination. Another important supplement to try is fish oil. Reme ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Joseph Schwartz
28 years experience Clinical Psychology
Beware long term use: No scientific evidence that these herbal supplements are useful against psychosocial stressors. In fact, a 2007 Canadian study warned against the effe ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reynolds
33 years experience Psychiatry
No go.: 5-htp is a precursor to tryptophan the Amino Acid used to create serotonin. The national institute of health recommends not to use 5-htp until more is ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Douglas Bey
57 years experience Psychiatry
Why not a med ?: Precursors aren't very effective $ there are many safe effective medicines.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Probably not: This has been studied, and 5-htp, the precursor for serotonin, is sold in healthfood stores for this purpose. The idea is to flood the body and brain ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
36 years experience Pediatrics
Ask your OB: I don't see these meds on the contraindication list for this combination pill, but I think the prescribing doctor should have explained what to avoid ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Trazadone: will "act" as a sleeping pill for a while since one it's SIDE EFFECTS is drowsiness! It is actually classified as an ANTI-DEPRESSANT... 5HTP is a so ... Read More
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