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5-HTP vs. Adderall XR for Depression

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5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan (International Nonproprietary Name), is a natural product amino acid and chemical compound precursor (chemistry) as well as metabolic intermediate in the biosynthesis of the neurotransmitt... Read more on Wikipedia
Adderall is a brand name of amphetamine salts–based medication used for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and narcolepsy. It is a brand-name psychostimulant medication composed of racemic amphetamine aspartate monohydrate, racemic amphetamine sulf... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Pattii
October 3, 2014
Pattii wrote
5 HTP
I agree, it has been a life saver for me and I have had no side effects whatsoever.
Rae  |  November 17, 2014
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By Richard Sean Edwards
September 30, 2014
Richard Sean Edwards wrote
Adderall XR
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james  |  November 17, 2014
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By Isa
September 13, 2014
Isa wrote
5htp irregular heart beat and bad dreams
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By Dm3
August 30, 2014
Dm3 wrote
Intersting, but unstable.
Ginkgo biloba isn't an SSRI.
Jon  |  September 13, 2014
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By Joey
August 5, 2014
Joey wrote
5 HTP ( 30 days personal experience)
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By larrythekitty
April 22, 2014
larrythekitty wrote
adderrall treats
Similar experiences with 25mg XR Barr generic. I typically get brand name but money stopped me from getting it this month. What a mistake. I feel horrible and it seems like all the benefits I had with brand name adderall are gone. I have headaches, no ability to focus, and zero motivation. I meet with my doctor and I am getting brand name adderall back ASAP.
Mark  |  October 1, 2014
I hear ya on the heart beat increase
Richard Sean Edwards  |  September 30, 2014
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By Joe
February 27, 2014
Joe wrote
5 HTP side effects
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Try gaba
October 26, 2014
5-htp should not be taken with ssri... I take 300 mg per day, since 2008, no such effects. (while having lot of anxiety, i am not scared of 5-htp...)
Bernhard  |  October 8, 2014
I am taking Celexa an SSRI and wanted to taper off so I went from 20mg to now 10mg which sucks for my mood and headaches. I took one pill of the 5HTP to offset my deminished Celexa and waited 15 minutes and ate some ice cream ~ I immediately felt numb, cold sweats, clammy and vomited all of my ice cream, bummer, I'm scared to try another 5HTP pill :(
Jenn  |  August 17, 2014
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By Sharon
January 15, 2014
Sharon wrote
5HTP and muscle pain and joint pain
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I took 50mg thought I was going to die. It made me so depressed.I hope the depression will go away soon.It has been 2 days now.If it don't go away I am going to the hospital.
margie  |  May 5, 2014
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By Logan Eros
January 7, 2014
Logan Eros wrote
No safe level of 5-htp. . .one last thought
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By Laura
January 6, 2014
Laura wrote
pain and adderall
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By Logan Eros
January 5, 2014
Logan Eros wrote
No safe level of 5htp contd.
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There are many things wrong with this post.

Serotonin syndrome is not caused by an impurity in a supplement. Serotonin syndrome describes a rare state wherein the body makes too much serotonin or doesn't clear it properly, usually because two or more medications affecting serotonin levels have been mixed. This usually involves large doses of something like a cold medicine being taken on top of an antidepressant or recreational abuse of a substance that affects serotonin levels. (Robitussin, f
August 26, 2014
what brand were you using? did you ever look up literature to see if they conducted an assay on your particular brand? 5HTP is a naturally occuring chemical in your body and generally those who are depressed have a deficency. I think you are correct about it being synthetic but it sounds like they were selling something other than advertised. Lastly, eosinophils are a natural type of white blood cell in every human. they can be involved in serious blood disorders but those with eosinophils so
January 27, 2014
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By Logan Eros
January 3, 2014
Logan Eros wrote
No safe level of 5htp
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Definite symptoms of serotonin syndrome, perhaps your body already had a balances serotonin level prior to taking 5htp
J.White  |  August 1, 2014
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By Kjartan
November 12, 2013
Kjartan wrote
5-HTP for sleep
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By CookieZ
September 2, 2013
CookieZ wrote
5 HTP
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By Eleanoro
August 27, 2013
Eleanoro wrote
5HTP made me mean
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October 26, 2014
I've been taking 5-HTP for chronic anxiety disorder (CAD) and depression for about 3 years now
and have never experienced what all the above have. You start out slowing taking 5-HTP, as
indicated on the bottle, and I never exceeded 3 per day. I'm now down to only one per day,
stated on the bottle, and I never took it before bedtime. I don't have anxiety or depression while I'm sleeping, so why would I need to. My doctor paired it with Gaba Calm, so ask your health
care professional if he/
Kay  |  June 21, 2014
I heard that it could cause aggression and road rage type symptoms. I have not experienced this though, and I've been taking it for about 4 weeks. I've actually had more restful sleep since starting it and seem a little more relaxed.
5HTP for Depression  |  June 18, 2014
so that explains my aggressivity..also I had nightmares
Judy  |  February 18, 2014
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5htp after 2 weeks
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What patients are saying about 5-HTP vs. Adderall XR

54 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
5-htp - sometimes. I was taking it for a long time before...
...5-htp - sometimes. I ...now I take solaray brand 100mg. So far my experience with taking it with adderall xr is mostly that it helps a ...of adderall but I figured a partial reply was be...
as well, which are nice because they have no side effects...
...it 20% or so. Not amazing, but far better than nothing, and unlike ssris it's also fine to take it if you are not depressed. I am very depressive, so I also take st john's wort and 5htp as...
to help with sleep... its been a few weeks and no problems...
...I've been taking 5-htp (between 50-100mg a day) to help with sleep... its been a few weeks and no problems so far.. should I stop taking the...
ones I like better) 200mg 5-htp/250 mg l-tyrosine almost...
...20mg Adderall XR also ...ones I like better) 200mg 5-htp/250 mg l-tyrosine almost daily 5mg memantine daily My Social Anxiety is now very mild....it's still there but all the meds have help...
also take adderall xr and bupropion, as prescribed,...
...vitamins & cal-mag, and take 5-HTP when I know Im done ...Kava & valerian for dealing with people...I also take adderall xr and bupropion, as prescribed, when Im not high. Two...
Similar to 5-HTP supplements, more isn't necessarily...
...withdrawals from both Adderall XR and Vyvanse were ...that the pressure/headaches occur due to the decreased amount of norepinephrine that is ...beneficial. Similar to 5-HTP supplements, more...
effective [when i take too much adderall xr or take it late...
...to avoid this. I do take melatonin and 5HTP from time to time and they are effective [when i take too much adderall xr or take it late in the day]. At least...
I also take adderall XR and wellbutrin in the morning....
...Green Tea extract Baby aspirin 5-htp Is this too many anti coagulants? Is it safe or should I drop some... I am paranoid about heart attacks ...I also take adderall XR and wellbutrin i...
I recently started supplementing 100mg of 5-HTP before bed....
...also diagnosed with ADD, given a prescription of Adderall XR. Ever since I ...too great. I recently started supplementing 100mg of 5-HTP before bed. I have ...The beneficial effects of 5-HTP ...
everyone I'm coming off of Adderall XR (last time I took...
Coming off Adderall XR -- Symptoms?\ Hi everyone I'm coming off of Adderall XR (last time I took it was Friday), and I'm feeling tired, especially in the afternoon ...on St. John's Wort and 5-HT...
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