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5-HTP vs. Clonazepam for Anxiety

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5-HTP

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Clonazepam

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Other Names: Klonopin   Rivotril   Clorazepam   Clonotril   Klonopin Wafer
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 80,511 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 93,031 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
Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine drug having anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, and anxiolytic properties. It is marketed by Hoffmann-La Roche under the trade name Klonopin in the United States and Rivotril in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Europe... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Pattii
October 3, 2014
Pattii wrote
5 HTP
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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 Joe
February 27, 2014
Joe wrote
5 HTP side effects
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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 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 sm
October 13, 2013
sm wrote
About Klonipin AND The Generic!
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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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By Mary
August 1, 2013
Mary wrote
Itching after stopping part of my clonazapam for 8 days. Still taking @ night.
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5htp after 2 weeks
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What patients are saying about 5-HTP vs. Clonazepam

210 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
For my mood, im taking 5-HTP which seems to do wonders...
...I got my first decent night's sleep in days. about 2 4 hour intervals. For my mood, im taking 5-HTP which seems to do wonders, and a ...week, then taper off the clonazepam. Anyway, I'll...
help. Those \"party pills\" kinds of things gave me zero res...
...Failed. 11 mg of Clonazepam for two days. Failed. I've done pretty much all of it. 5HTP was no help. Those \"party pills\" kinds of things gave me zero results. I've been on Zyprexa way back...
trying to get me off of clonazepam, stating it's...
...know because I have been prescribed Clonazepam since 2010, but ...was continually trying to get me off of clonazepam, stating it's addictive, ...have said. Melatonin, Valerian, 5-HTP, DPH, Ka...
I had this problem. I took clonazepam one time (was rxed it...
...it makes me sleepy as hell even at 10mg of Lexapro. 5-htp may offer alternative help. ...had this problem. I took clonazepam one time (was rxed it briefly for some minor anxiety) and lasted like...
Example: add 5-HTP, bupropion & clonazepam. Whatch it...
...Add more of whatever Nardil was boosting in the first place. Example: add 5-HTP, bupropion & clonazepam. Whatch it all come back! This isn't all just based on theory either....
the moment: I have 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine. Clonazepam and...
...know basic harm-reduction methods. Here's what I have at the moment: I have 5-HTP and L-Tyrosine. Clonazepam and alprazolam to help with the comedown. 2 grams of fairly high-grade MDMA....
the methylphenidate. How is the clonazepam and 5-HTP etc...
...irritablility issues too. When im on the ritalin, I don't really want ...goes - I have depressive thoughts which I ...by the methylphenidate. How is the clonazepam and 5-HTP etc working ou...
good....I'm just going to keep taking my 5-htp, clonazepam...
...personality disorder, so that's good....I'm just going to keep taking my 5-htp, clonazepam as needed and the Deplin. ...I quit the pexeva, I've become more and more normal and feel so much bette...
Phenibut, Clonazepam, and occasionally 5HTP, along with...
...occasionally 5HTP, along with the Kratom. Do you see any possible interactions with those ? Quote: Not sure about the over-priced part. . I know you guys said not to name the store, but I ...
3mg clonazepam 100mg 5-htp will knock you on your...
...100mg 5-htp will...
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