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5-HTP

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Paroxetine

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/ 15,658 posts
Other Names: Paxil   Seroxat   Paxil CR   Paroxetine HCl
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 80,488 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 15,658 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
Paroxetine (also known by the trade names Aropax, Paxil, Seroxat, Sereupin) is an selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressant. Marketing of the drug began in 1992 by the pharmaceutical company SmithKline Beecham (pharmac... 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 Cristina Bravo
November 19, 2013
Cristina Bravo wrote
depression and anxiety
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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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5htp after 2 weeks
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What patients are saying about 5-HTP vs. Paroxetine

76 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
and while it helped with my N and depression/anxiety,...
...Paxil/Paroxetine, and while it helped with my N and depression/anxiety, I was on it too long, and it had some bad mojo that built up. I think that those SSRIs are billed as a lifelong treatment whe...
worse. I think I'll quit the paroxetine gradually in a...
...the initial start up tegretol nausea worse. I think I'll quit the paroxetine gradually in a couple of weeks..it's used for anxiety/pre menstrul stuff ...tried. Meanwhile I may try 5htp in the...
all, trust me im taking paroxetine (40 mg on daily basis)...
...have any effect at all, trust me im taking paroxetine (40 mg on daily basis) and the first time ...best medicine after a MDMA binge: sleep-good diet-exercise. Maybe 5-htp but even that seems to ...
slow taper that is needed with paroxetine but certainly not...
The pharmacist who I got 5-HTP from said that I would ...of slow taper that is needed with paroxetine but certainly not to just ...are caused by discontinuation, the 5-HTP or a combination. If h...
I think I'll quit the paroxetine gradually in a couple...
...the initial start up tegretol nausea worse. I think I'll quit the paroxetine gradually in a ...haven't tried. Meanwhile I may try 5htp in the evenings..I ...of just taking a little more Pax...
nausea). I've taken 100 mg of paroxetine acutely with no...
...I've taken.. 1 gram of 5-HTP without any ill effects (cept nausea) and 20 grams of L-tryptophan without any issues either ...worse nausea). I've taken 100 mg of paroxetine acutely with no indica...
nausea). I've taken 100 mg of paroxetine acutely with no...
...I've taken.. 1 gram of 5-HTP without any ill effects (cept nausea) and 20 grams of L-tryptophan without any issues either ...worse nausea). I've taken 100 mg of paroxetine acutely with no indica...
however, i was on 20mg paroxetine p/d and, stupidly, did...
...Fuel, Yohimbine and the newfangled 5-HTP i heard so many good ...this time however, i was on 20mg paroxetine p/d and, stupidly, did not ...wife later, and 200mg of 5-HTP. suffice to say, t...
breakdown esp if also taking 5-HTP a bit later on. (Do...
...AGES. Personally i think Paxil (paroxetine) maybe the one to go ...quicker breakdown esp if also taking 5-HTP a bit later on. (Do not mix 5-HTP with SSRIs) It can be...
and am still taking L-Tyrosine, 5HTP(100 mg/day) and potent...
...abyss can be real slow and the realisation of this can be too late. I've done enormous research on this topic for very good reason. One thing I forgot to mention - I followed some advice from the n...
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