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Doctor insights on: St John S Wort Vs 5 Htp

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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

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

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Can I take st. Johns wort and 5-htp together?

NO: They accentuate each other. Speak to a physician before starting either one. Exercise may be better. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Natural supplaments like sam-e, 5-htp, st johns wort are good for depress, anx & mood. Can all be taken, or just 1 or 2? I'm not on prescrip meds.

Natural supplaments like sam-e, 5-htp, st johns wort are good for depress, anx & mood. Can all be taken, or just 1 or 2? I'm not on prescrip meds.

Perhaps but caution: Each of these has been shown to work as well as prescription antidepressants, but just as I would not start someone on 3 meds at the same time I would not start all of these at once; it will probably not be necessary and you could wind up with too much serotonin, which can be toxic. My favorite of these is 5-htp, usually 200-300 mg, esp. Beneficial if you have insomnia &/or anxiety. See my comment. ...Read more

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Which natural depression remedy is better st john's work. 5 htp or sam e for getting off methamphetimes?

Which natural depression remedy is better st john's work. 5 htp or sam e for getting off methamphetimes?

Need recovery progrm: Getting of meth - or any drug - is best done by being in a recovery program. Chemicals will not get you off chemicals. Addiction is a disease of disconnection. Recovery is generally not possible on your own, support from others who have been there is crucial. Try aa, na, lifering, sos, and treatment programs in your area. Also, it is important to abstain from all drugs, including alcohol. ...Read more

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If I took 3 St. John Warts the day before yesterday, and had unprotected sex this morning and got came inside, should I be worried?

If I took 3 St. John Warts the day before yesterday, and had unprotected sex this morning and got came inside, should I be worried?

Possible issue: Its my understanding that St. John wort may decrease the effectiveness of your birth control pill. You may want to consider taking plan B today or if you are in the middle of your birth control packet at least consider taking 2 pills today. If you are on one of the blanks (pill days 22-28) you are more likely in the clear. ...Read more

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Does 5=htp work?

Does 5=htp work?

Yes: 5-htp can help boost brain serotonin levels. Usual doses are 50-100 mg about three times a day. ...Read more

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What are the effects of 5-htp pills?

What are the effects of 5-htp pills?

Multiple: 5-htp dietary supplements help raise serotonin levels in the brain. Since serotonin helps regulate mood and behavior, 5-htp may have a positive effect on sleep, mood, anxiety, appetite, and pain sensation. ...Read more

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Can I take 50 mg of 5-HTP with 10 mg nortryptilene?

5 HTP: Not advisable. You should consult with your prescribing doctor about medication changes. ...Read more

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How long does it take 5 htp to get out of your system?

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

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What can you tell me about 5-htp? Is it effective.. Are their risks or concerns?

What can you tell me about 5-htp? Is it effective.. Are their risks or concerns?

Not recommended: This is an intermediate substance in the conversion of tryptophan to serotonin and melatonin.
Studies have been inconclusive regarding safety and efficacy, and may serotonin-increasing meds are already widely used, such as prozac, paxil, (paroxetine) zoloft, etc, and these drugs have an enormous amount of usage success.
See your doctor for further evaluation of mood disturbance. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What can interact with 5-htp?

What can interact with 5-htp?

Anti-depressants: Several medications such as maois and over the counter anti-depressants like st. John's wort can be affected by 5-htp. ...Read more

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Can you take feverfew and 5 htp together?

Can you take feverfew and 5 htp together?

Yes: Where as feverfew need to be avoided with ssris due to effects on platelets, & 5htp need to be avoided with ssris, due to an increased risk of seratonin syndrome, (too much seratonin in the system) there appear to be no interaction between the two. ...Read more

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Is it ok if I take Sam-e and 5-HTP together?

Is it ok if I take Sam-e and 5-HTP together?

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

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What happens if I smoke k2 while taking 5-htp?

You will see Darwin: K2 has emerged as a seriously dangerous illicit drug. I strongly recommend against using K2. We have seen too many people develop severe reactions and abnormal behaviors on K2 for which they are criminally responsible for. Nancy was right on this one. Just say no. ...Read more

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I was recently taking 5-HTP, 50mg, 2x a day for about 2 weeks. I stopped 3 days ago and wonder if it would be ok to start again on SSRI this weekend?

I was recently taking 5-HTP, 50mg, 2x a day for about 2 weeks. I stopped 3 days ago and wonder if it would be ok to start again on SSRI this weekend?

Unknown: There has never been a case of serotonergic syndrome in humans reported with combined use. Mice are not so lucky
Unfortunately a formal study has not been undertaken in humans. I'd wait another week just to be on the safe side. ...Read more

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Can 5 HTP help burn the fat?

Can 5 HTP help burn the fat?

Fat burners of: Any kind are minimally helpful. I have not seen that % HTP helps burn fat. Green Tea and its extract called EGCG does but again, minimally. Lifestyle changes are essential and helpful. See "Disease Proof" book by Katz. Pease and good health. ...Read more

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What are 5-htp supplements used for?

What are 5-htp supplements used for?

Depression: This is a precursor to serotonin. Taking 5-htp is a way to try to raise serotonin levels in the brain. Medicines like Prozac and zoloft (sertraline) attempt to do the same thing by stopping the body from breaking down the serotonin that's already there. The medicines work by a "less out" method. 5-htp works by a "more in" method. More scientific evidence is needed to determine how well it works. ...Read more