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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-b...
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Prozac 74,398 Zoloft 73,960 Wellbutrin 64,129
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5-HTP
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Effexor
Other name: Effexor XR (Effexor XR)
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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...
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Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive ...
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Top Concerns
5-H
Serotonin Syndrome
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Nausea
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Drowsy
1
Vivid Dreams
1
Groggy
1
Nightmares
1
Paranoia
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Palpitations
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Neurotoxicity
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Stomach Problems
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Withdrawal
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Weight Gain
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Nausea
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Dizzy
3
Addiction
1
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Suicidal
1
Sleepy
1
Drowsy
1
Seizures
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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...
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Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive ...
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I took 5HTP to calm things down and that did help a...
" ...Nothing has been as bad as Effexor. I took 5HTP to calm things down and that did help a... "

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effexor to 5 htp and it does help with my sleep. it makes...
" ...currently switching from effexor to 5 htp and it does help with my sleep. it ...us know if 5 htp works for you ...it does. i am like you and stubborn, i will go back to effexor after this... "

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wart and 5-htp and gaba for about a year now and it helps...
" ...on st. johns wart and 5-htp and gaba for about a year now and it helps a little but not much. i took effexor a few years ago... "

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I am using high doses of 5HTP and it is really helping. Yes...
" ...side effects so I am using high doses of 5HTP and it is really helping. Yes I still have ...on day 8 of no effexor and doing ok. Not great by any... "

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5-HTP and Gingko for a couple of months. It didn't work....
" ...help eliminate the sexual side effects caused by Effexor XR. I never ...profound sexual dysfunction on Effexor. Believe it ...well. I was on a combo of 5-HTP and Gingko for a couple of mo... "

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It's also a \"natural mood elevator.\" I guess it wor...
" ...took effexor with really good results. It's ...doctor before taking 5htp. Also, I take double the recommended dosage. It's also a \"natural mood elevator.\" I guess it works for that, too,... "

the electric shocks to the brain and heart palpitations...
" ...I upped my 5-htp to 1oomg 3xdaily, ...that since starting the effexor. I truly believe the 5-htp has helped. I still am feeling the electric shocks to the brain and heart palpitations, but the... "

also tried 5HTP which worked somewhat, although I took very...
" ...I'm on 300mg of Effexor which works OK; it keeps me from having suicidal thoughts although I'm still depressed. ...I've also tried 5HTP which worked somewhat, although I took very large... "

but have subsided. The 5-htp has really helped...
" ...the effexor w/drawal. Did want to update you all. I am feeling 100 times better. Still getting the brain shocks and heart palpitations, but have subsided. The 5-htp has really helped the... "

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can tell you that taking 5-htp and effexor at the same time...
" ...you that taking 5-htp and effexor at the same time is contraindicated. taking both could lead to serotonin syndrome, an unpleasant... "

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