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5-HTP vs. Phentermine for Weight Loss

5-HTP

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Phentermine

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/ 56,537 posts
Other Names: Adipex P   Fastin   Duromine
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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
Phentermine, a contraction of "phenyl-Butyl number Nomenclatureamine", is an appetite suppressant of the phenethylamine class. It is an amphetamine like stimulant.It is approved as an appetite suppressant to help reduce weight in obese patients when use... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Tony Botchagaloop
April 16, 2014
Tony Botchagaloop wrote
Phentermine and anemia
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By TJ.Jean
April 16, 2014
TJ.Jean wrote
Phentermine (discontinued after only 3 days)
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By Joe
February 27, 2014
Joe wrote
5 HTP side effects
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By Kaleigh 25 Yr. Old Female in Baltimore, MD
February 5, 2014
Kaleigh 25 Yr. Old Female in Baltimore, MD wrote
Taking Tramadol & Phentermine Together
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does the phentermine work for you? seems to make me hungrier
jennifer  |  April 8, 2014
So how did your doctors appt go?
Chavez  |  March 12, 2014
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By Sharon
January 15, 2014
Sharon wrote
5HTP and muscle pain and joint pain
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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.
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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By zorine grimstead
January 3, 2014
zorine grimstead wrote
PHENTERMINE
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By Bre
December 10, 2013
Bre wrote
Phentermine experience
I just started phentermine but find myself hungrier on it then before I started taking it
April 8, 2014
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By Kjartan
November 12, 2013
Kjartan wrote
5-HTP for sleep
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By Codierachel
September 30, 2013
Codierachel wrote
Phentermine & missed period
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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
so that explains my aggressivity..also I had nightmares
Judy  |  February 18, 2014
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By taneisa
August 16, 2013
taneisa wrote
fever blister from phentermine 30mg
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What patients are saying about 5-HTP vs. Phentermine

265 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
In the meantime, 5-htp is a great OTC way of helping...
...happened. In the meantime, 5-htp is a great OTC way of ...without the added foreign chemicals. 5-htp derives from tryptophan, the amino ...info at ************ about 5-htp and phentermine....
taken breaks between using Phentermine, I've read that it's...
...taken breaks between using Phentermine, I've read that it's ...prolong the anorectic effects of Phentermine. Those unwilling or unable to take Prozac can try substituting 5HTP which is available...
5HTP helps with cravings(mental), phentermine helps...
Meatygirl 5HTP helps with cravings(mental), phentermine helps control my hunger! I'm only human I...
but only the 5-HTP helps without creating a cycle of...
...and things like phen-fen (phentermine and/or ionimine) make such a difference. They actually 'cure' ...as readily as the 5-HTP amino supplement. Both give ...but only the 5-HTP helps without...
my doctor does give me 5-htp to take with my Phentermine...
...me 5-htp to take with my Phentermine and he says its perfectly fine but when I took it I was having horrible headaches, I stopped...
then I'll be going up to 40 mg. I have no side effects...
...I lose some weight and a 1200 calorie diet. I'm on 5HTP and only 20 mg of Phentermine until my follow up appointment this Wednesday, then I'll be going up to 40 mg. I have no side effects so...
tell me if I can take 5HTP along with the prescription drug...
Adipex and 5HTP Can anyone tell me if I can take 5HTP along with the prescription drug Adipex? Sometimes Phentermine doesn't work as well after you've...
the natural supplement 5HTP and it works, not only as an...
...supervised (non surgical) uses Phentermine.� I've tried it and it does help decrease appetite and gives ...an energy boost. Oh, I have also tried the natural supplement 5HTP and it works, not...
take 5htp with it its supposed to make it work better and...
...off the market only phentermine is left and its ...good alone. i was taking 30mg phentermine caps so i thiught ...the tabs.i'm going to take 5htp with it its supposed to make it work better a...
some of you are taking 5-HTP. To help with the mood swigns...
5-HTP I was reading a pot that some of you are taking 5-HTP. To help with the mood ...it was ok to take it while on phentermine. Please let me know how you take it. It willl really help me out to g...
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