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5-HTP

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Citalopram

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Other Names: Celexa   Cipramil   Seropram
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 79,251 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 105,484 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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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
Citalopram ( trade names: Celexa, Cipramil) is an antidepressant Medication of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It has U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval to treat Major depressive disorder, and is prescr... Read more on Wikipedia
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Serotonin Syndrome
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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 Laura Lou
August 28, 2014
Laura Lou wrote
Citalopram 20mg upped to 30mg
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By Joey
August 5, 2014
Joey wrote
5 HTP ( 30 days personal experience)
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By Notsurewhattodo
April 28, 2014
Notsurewhattodo wrote
street amphetamine and citalopram mix?
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By Joe
February 27, 2014
Joe wrote
5 HTP side effects
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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 Cheryl
February 19, 2014
Cheryl wrote
Citalopram and paranoia
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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 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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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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What patients are saying about 5-HTP vs. Citalopram

352 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
i took for about a month but didn't notice any difference....
...I took citalopram which worked but when I had a 2nd bout of depression It blurred my vision. My counsellor recommended 5htp which i took for about a month but didn't notice any difference. I wouldn...
on Prozac, Remeron and Citalopram, and 5htp without problems...
...drinking on 5htp causes the same thing. I drank alcohol on Prozac, Remeron and Citalopram, and 5htp without problems I think...
changed from 5-HTP to Citalopram, any particular reason why?...
...from Citalopram to 5-HTP - anyone ...long story short, I am thinking of changing from Citalopram to 5-HTP and ...Similarly, if you have changed from 5-HTP to Citalopram, any particular reason...
some 5HTP & St Johns Wort and shortly after I stopped...
I was taking some 5HTP & St Johns Wort ...I had been on Citalopram before and had nearly zero side effects so I presume it ...any bad effects after stopping the 5HTP until I took the...
to be coverted into serotonin there. So it doesn't help...
...the blood brain barrier to be coverted into serotonin there. So it doesn't help depression as much as L-Trytophan can. Also Citalopram really...
it's a natural product and doesn't have side effects...
...born worrier, try 5HTP from Healthspan, it's a natural product and doesn't have side effects. I found it very helpful. I'm taking citalopram at the moment - bad side effects - but hopefull...
going to try 5htp to help eliviate the withdrawal symptoms
...Citalopram about ...18 months ago for depression. I was initially on 20mg & then for the last 6 months I have been on 10mg. In this time I have gained 3 stone in weight which has made me more de...
going to try 5htp to help eliviate the withdrawal symptoms...
...was prescribed Citalopram about 18 months ...gain in weight. I have now decided to come off this drug & I am going to try 5htp to help eliviate the withdrawal symptoms. This message was...
Citalopram before taking something like 5 HTP, as I know...
...How long should I leave it after stopping Citalopram before taking something like 5 HTP, as I know...
no problems there,,Im fairly sure its just 5htp that can...
...yeah no problems there,,Im fairly sure its just 5htp that can cause...
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