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Can I Take St John S Wort With 5 Htp
Do any of these ease ADHD? I currently take adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) - Green tea rhodiola rosea ginseng tyrosine 5-Htp Probiotics Saffron SAMe St John's Wort
Sounds like your: Mind is racing like a machine gun through all these stimulating supplements that will not relax you, until you understand what is important with ADHD. What activity eases your mind? Meditation? Walking? Contemplation? Do more of these things, rather than ingest more supplements initially. See if these alone can help your mind from racing through thoughts. Then, when you add one thing at a time. ...Read more
I take alprazolam 0.50 when needed to (usually 2 to 3 times a month). Are there none interactions with that drug and st johns wort or 5-htp daily?
St. John's Wort may: Decrease effects of Alprazolam; may interact with 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) to increase risk of a rare but serious condition called serotonin syndrome; and may interact with some foods. These interactions may mimic anxiety/panic attacks. Consult prescriber regarding all medications and supplements to determine what is best for your situation. Best regards for good health and well-being. ...Read more
5 HTP: Not advisable. You should consult with your prescribing doctor about medication changes. ...Read more
Well...: Since it is normally present, it won't get out of the body. The body would make more. Assuming you've actually found some and the label is correct and taken it and it has gotten in in amounts that are noticeably higher than normally present.... it is cleared fairly rapidly like an amino acid and likely not even one day. ...Read more
I have been taking Effexore XR 75 for about ten years now and I am going through a difficult time in my life now; have no drive. Can I take 5 HTP too?
Need professional Rx: 5HTP has side effects, some of which are serious. If you are not scurrectly seeing a mental health professional, you need a referral to see one. Whether cognitive therapy or new medicines or a combination is needed, management needs to be directed by a physician experienced in the area ...Read more
Probably safe but...: There's no research on this but it's probably safe to take these together, in fact I'd expect a synergistic benefit. SAMe appears to increase serotonin levels; 5-HTP does that too so theoretically one might raise serotonin too much, but this is unlikely unless very high doses are taken. I would not start both together but take one for at least 3 weeks, then add the other, starting with low doses. ...Read more
Yes: That would be fine.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stop the caffeine: If the anxiety is caused by caffeine, it is best to stop using it. 5 htp is not a quick onset supplement for anxiety. It has to be taken daily and will gradually build up to a therapeutic level in your body which can take weeks. If you are prone to anxiety, it is best just to stay away from the caffeine. If you are having serious physical symptoms from the caffeine. You should see a doctor. ...Read more
Yes: These should be fine together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Bad idea!: This combo has a fairly high risk for a very bad problem known as serotonin syndrome. Talk to your Dr. Don't start to take them on your own but if they've been prescribed and you've already started, don't just stop cold turkey. Get to a Dr as soon as possible to help correct this. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, it is o.K if you have any medical conditions check with your physician. ...Read more
Yes: This is a bit tricky because both trazodone and 5-HTP increase serotonin levels and thus, high doses of these together could lead to serotonin syndrome, a dangerous condition. However, 50 mg is a very moderate dose of trazodone and 100 mg of 5-HTP is not a high dose, so this might have an effect similar to increasing trazodone to 75 mg or so which is a safe dose. ...Read more
Any oppositions to taking coq10 & 5-htp supplaments together? I have good BP & take cholesterol meds. Really need to improve mood & overall health.
CoQ10: Coq-10 is a good supplement when you are on statin drugs as these medications deplete your own production of coq-10. Coq-10 is "fuel" for your cells. All of your cells are dependent on this. A better alternative is to get ubiquinol, the active form of coq-10. It is better absorbed and more bioactive. Occasionally, it may cause thinning of the blood. Be careful if you are on blood thinners. ...Read more
On 10mg Lex. Take 1-300mg 5-htp in am & 1 in pm. Trying to taper off Lex. Should I take less 5-htp & only go up when I taper. Also take tryptophan.
Do not taper: On your own. Please consult your prescribing physician. ...Read more
Is it ok to start taking 5 htp 100mg for the first time. I wasn't able to find the 50 mg. I'm taking for appetite control! Can I take with prilosec?
Yes: 5-htp will help increase your serotonin which I guess is what you're after to help. 100mg is ok, can slowly increase. I'd suggest adding relora 2 x daily as well as green coffee bean extract but that must be taken at least 30 min prior to each meal to be effective. I'd try to get off the omeprazol - bad stuff long term as far as nutrient absorption. Get a digestive enzyme and probiotic instead! ...Read more
Not without: Talking to your medical provider. My guess is that your provider would probably recommend taking a medication vice the 5 -htp. Not sure what you are taking the valproic acid for. If bipolar, may wish to avoid the 5 -htp. ...Read more
Consider the basics!: To make GABA and 5-htp, 84% of the population requires l-methylfolate, p5p, ; methylcobalamin. If you get those, you actually be able to get to baseline production of dopamine, serotonin, nor-epi, and melatonin. You need those before the others....Start with the raw ingredients that your body needs. You can find out how much you are deficient by being tested for the mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotypes! ...Read more
Bad idea, Twinkle: 5-HTP has been vastly oversold by people whose enthusiasm far outstrips their knowledge or understanding. Evidence for its efficacy in the treatment of depression is, in fact, very weak. Serotonin synthessis starts with tryptophan. If you consume 5-HTP, all the body does is need less tryptophan. Excess 5-HTP is burned as fuel & excreted, so you can literally hear your money going down the toilet. ...Read more
Yes: You may safely take these together.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is 5 htp safe to take for a ten week period? It it made by finest nutrition. I will take one or two pills before sleep.
5 HTP: 5htp has been used safely for at least 12 months at substantial dose (16mg/kg/day). http://tinyurl. Com/k6d62fq since it's been back on the market, no cases of eosinophilia-myalgia syndrome have occurred in the usa, but a few have happened in france. Finest nutrition is made by walgreen's, and I haven't seen any warnings or recalls about the brand. Dose = 100-200mg at bedtime, for sleep. ...Read more
Can one take propranolol and 5-htp and l-tyrosine together? Are there any interactions between them one should be aware of?
I rarely take 5-htp 50 mg HS for sleep due to safety concerns yet when I do use my dreams are pleasant almost comical. Why would it have this effect
Generally ok: They work on different neurotransmitters in the brain. Insure that you also discuss this with your physician/ psychiatrist. ...Read more
You should: You should really discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Not so simple: Stimulating different 5ht receptors will have different effects. 5ht1a receptors will alleviate depression and anxiety. 5ht2a and c may induce anxiety. 5-htp stimulates all those receptors. Regardless, I agree that it's pointless to take 5-htp at all. It is unlikely to treat depression or anxiety any better than a sugar pill. Serotonin isn't the only answer and it's an incomplete one at that. ...Read more
Melatonin. . .: This is perfectly fine for you to try at night. Your real question pertains to potential drug interactions. Drug interactions are both studied and recorded for prescription medications. This knowledge is very important to us as physicians, when we are writing multiple prescriptions. However, there is significantly less data available on how one OTC medication/supplement might interact with another ...Read more
Can I take the stack of solgar that contains 100mg 5-htp and 100mg Valerian root around 5pm and then take 3mg of Melatonin around 1am?
Your age?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more
Hi Can I take promethazine after 5-htp? I have been sick for days now and can't eat. Before this I has some mdma which is why I think I feel sick now
WRONG to selfmedicat: Your knowledge of "5-htp" and "MDMA" is itself worrisome. It's WRONG to self-medicate. 5-HTP is sometimes taken by MDMA (ecstasy) addicts in a misguided attempt to treat MDMA withdrawal. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, & serotonin syndrome. Promethazine works on the nervous system for these symps, but can make serotonin syndrome & cognitive symps worse. See a psychiatrist STAT. Use HT Prime ...Read more
Have you heard of the natural tablets called 5-htp? I found they do help my mood but I don't currently take them as im on endep10 for bladder weakness
Yes, but DoesNotMean: Either safe or effective, the FDA standard for considering medications for approval as a Rx agent. Study: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/5-Hydroxytryptophan & "therapeutic effect". Natural only means from nature (which includes everything; no other option). All Rx agents are from nature, just carefully selected & typically only 1 molecule compared against placebo in clinical trials. Lead is natural. ...Read more
Can I try 5 HTP in morning for depression if I take a 50mg of Tramadol in early afternoon? Thank you.
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 idea. But the ways that involve powerful chemicals are not for D.I.Y. (I'm not comfortable even when pros do it.) Search for changes in daily/social routines, scenes. Consider a new leisure activity, etc. Therapy support can really help. Be careful! ...Read more
Can you take tyrosine and 5 htp with carbid/levodopa He was just diagnosed with beginning Parkinsons maybe PSP?
Who is "he"?: Tyrosine is a nonessential amino acid. It is made from phenylalanine. If you consume tyrosine, all that happens is your body needs less phenylalanine. 5-HTP is similarly useless. These products are of no value in Parkinson's disease, & there is no treatment at all for PSP, including these. Ignore the high-school dropout at the vitamin store & Dr. Google. REAL knowledge is REAL power. Arm yourself. ...Read more
I took 5-htp for panic attacks and autism for 1 month and it helped for 6 months after that I was back to panic attacks. Should I take it again?
5 htp and eosinophilia myalgia syndrome. How long do you have to take 5 htp, before you get eosinophilia myalgia? I have been taking it for 4 day now.
5HTP, several differ: 5htp was made by a technique using genetically altered yeast in japan, which was the culprit, since it was the most imported. Even though associated with this syndrome, most people who took the bad 5htp did not get the disease. I do not believe 5htp made today would have the contaminant. I would not worry about 4 day exposure. ...Read more