Went of SSRI's and started 5 HTP gradually using 50mg/day. The first week was difficult as it made me very irritable, zonked out with a feeling of higher anxiety. Second week I increased it to 100mg/ day and felt slightly better as conditions persisted but with less intensity. I then started drinking Chamomile Tea, which brought down my level of anxiety in the night and made me more relaxed. Still in the second week, I decided to do more of some cardiovascular exercising than the usual 30 mins walking; and it helped a lot to be frank. It really brought down the anxiety levels further. I'm now in the 4th week and its been good but not great. Side affects are there with intense dreams at time but you kind of get used to it over time. No much more to add other than not to use alcohol to much, it zaps your serotonin. Makes you more grouchy! Overall I recommend it but you must be disciplined with proper dieting, cardio-exercise and keep alcohol at bay of you can.
My first time to try and will keep you posted.
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help - passionflower and lemon balm are siad to have some...
" ...you tried biofeedback to control the panic attacks? There are herbs that might help - passionflower and lemon balm are siad to have some effect. Some also say 5-HTP may help. I found tryptopha... "
a lot. I started taking 5HTP as well about 5 days ago...
" ...have found some herbal info on anxiety treatment ...picked up valarian, lemon balm, chamomile, and feverfew tea. I have only tried the chamomile. It has helped a lot. I started taking 5HTP as we... "
and lemon balm) taurine 5-HTP Tryptophan What I...
" ...What helped me were supplements that help serotonin and gaba: l-theanine (I particulary like LEF's Natural Stress Relief which has l-theanine and lemon balm) taurine 5-HTP Tryptophan What ... "
good for me.... I take 5HTP off and on, but not lately....
" ...gets the body ready for sleep...then I take my Lemon Balm and Inositol at 7:30PM, get into bed around 11 ...good for me.... I take 5HTP off and on, but not... "
and 500mg lemon balm, they're supposedly calming but lately...
" ...take 200mg l-theanine and 500mg lemon balm, they're supposedly calming but lately ...those herbs. Also, I take 30mg opti-zinc and 400 mg Mg ...wind down. Sometimes I pop 5-HTP 50mg if I'm ... "
to medication and this stuff works nicely. 5HTP helps...
" ...leave you drowsy. I am very sensitive to medication and this stuff works nicely. 5HTP helps my mood tremendously, and ...Valerian, Skullcap, Chamomile and Lemon Balm are all wonderful calming... "
but when I take 5htp it seems to improve a lot. Having...
" ...digestive motility, but when I take 5htp it seems to improve a lot. Having said ...to be able to take lemon balm and bacopa. I suppose St. John's Wort is a no-go. ... "
5-htp, L-Tryptophan, Melatonin, Saint John's Wort,...
" ...off of it. I take a multivitamin, inositol (\"vitamin b8\"), an omega-3 supplement, 5-htp, L-Tryptophan, Melatonin, Saint John's Wort, ... Kava Kava extracts in a Lemon Balm Valerian Tea, an... "
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