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Depression

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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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Common Depression treatments discussed around the web
Prozac 73,504 Zoloft 73,166 Wellbutrin 63,301
6,775,152 conversations around the web about Depression to help you make a decision
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5-HTP
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Mirtazapine
Other name: Remeron (Remeron)
8 / 10
Satisfaction
7 / 10
Satisfaction
84,283
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Depression
Anxiety*
Insomnia
Weight Loss*
Bipolar Disorder
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Taken for:
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Depression
Anxiety*
Insomnia
Not Sleeping
Bipolar Disorder
* Off label
Method of use:
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Prescribing mode:
OTC
Prescribing mode:
Rx
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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Mirtazapine (Remeron, Avanza, Zispin) is a tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) used primarily in the treatment of major depression. It is also sometimes used as a hypnotic, antiemetic, and orexigenic, and for the treatment of anxiety, amo...
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Top Concerns
5-H
Serotonin Syndrome
5
Nausea
3
Drowsy
2
Vivid Dreams
1
Groggy
1
Nightmares
1
Paranoia
1
Palpitations
1
Neurotoxicity
1
Stomach Problems
1
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Mir
Sedation
9
Drowsy
7
Nausea
5
Sleepy
4
Increased Appetite
4
Dizzy
4
Suicidal
3
Groggy
2
Nightmares
2
Psychotic
2
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Mirtazapine
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Serotonin Syndrome
5-H
Mir
5
0
Nausea
5-H
Mir
3
5
Drowsy
5-H
Mir
2
7
Vivid Dreams
5-H
Mir
1
0
Groggy
5-H
Mir
1
2
Nightmares
5-H
Mir
1
2
Paranoia
5-H
Mir
1
0
Palpitations
5-H
Mir
1
0
Neurotoxicity
5-H
Mir
1
0
Stomach Problems
5-H
Mir
1
0
Sedation
Mir
5-H
9
0
Drowsy
Mir
5-H
7
2
Nausea
Mir
5-H
5
3
Sleepy
Mir
5-H
4
0
Increased Appetite
Mir
5-H
4
0
Dizzy
Mir
5-H
4
0
Suicidal
Mir
5-H
3
0
Groggy
Mir
5-H
2
1
Nightmares
Mir
5-H
2
1
Psychotic
Mir
5-H
2
0
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About 5-HTP
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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About Mirtazapine
Mirtazapine (Remeron, Avanza, Zispin) is a tetracyclic antidepressant (TeCA) used primarily in the treatment of major depression. It is also sometimes used as a hypnotic, antiemetic, and orexigenic, and for the treatment of anxiety, amo...
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" ...not knocking me out. The Mirtazapine used to, but not any more, ...about it, but I have anxiety, so I worry about ...Thank for the tip on 5HTP, but you are right, not... "

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" ...supposed to use 5-HTP with anti-depressants,... "

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" ...have also been taking 100 mg 5-HTP per day and ...certain that it is the 5-HTP that is responsible ...of the anger/irritability that mirtazapine was causing. This sounds wonderful because f... "

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" I have been taking 30mg mirtazapine for about three months ...I have also been taking 100 mg 5-HTP per day and I ...fairly certain that it is the 5-HTP that is responsible because... "

" ...tremondous anxiety and panic... Had panic attacks daily for 2 weeks! Moved on to mirtazapine which was working well until a few weeks ...with st john wort, 5 HTP and ashwagandha... At least... "

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" ...tried St.Johns Wort or 5-HTP as an alternative? I ...them but have got some 5-HTP for when I'm off Mirtazapine completely. good lu... "

" ...mentioned alternative to mirtazapine as i have ...any better. so took i x15mg mirtazapine last night plus 1 5htp seretone but have felt... "

" Im now about to start medication - Mirtazapine 15mg ...get help. Basically my doc has given Mirtazapine 15mg. He knows i've ...but to discontinue anymore use of 5-htp.. is that correct? I... "

" ...Remeron (Mirtazapine) and 5-HTP Can SWIM use 5-HTP with Remeron... "

" ...it. Ok, next, try to get off of that mirtazapine. Then, try the 5HTP, L-Glutamin vitamin b-complex, ...protein drink (remember, I found that egg white protein works best). Good L... "

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