Log in to your
account.
Quick sign up
It only takes a millisecond.
Terms and Conditions
Forgot your password?
No problem, we can help.
Enter your email address below, and you'll receive and email containing a link to reset your password.
Password reset
A confirmation email with a link to reset your password has been sent to at your request.
Please check your email and click on the link.
We do our best, but if you don't hear from us in a minute or two, please check your spam email folder.
For further assistance please contact us at support@treato.com.
Treato My Voice
Share your thoughts, experiences and ideas which could help others.
Please, no commercial content and no spam.
Make sure you enter your email address correctly so we can let you know when it goes live after a short moderation process.
The name that will be displayed with your story
Your email address will not be displayed on Treato, and will never be shared.
 
 
Thank you for sharing
Our editorial team will review this shortly and we will inform you once it goes live.
Treato My Voice
Thank you for sharing!
Your post was added to treato.com.
You’re one step away from being a registered user on Treato.
Just choose a password, and you’re done!
Treato My Voice
NOTE: All My Voice posts are carefully monitored by the Treato tream.
Your privacy is important. Treato will never sell or give your email address to a third party.
How to use bookmarks
Bookmarks allow you to easily access Treato pages that interest you through the My Treato
panel on the right
help-img
Successfully bookmarked the
page!
Bookmarks allow you to easily access Treato pages that interest you
through the My Treato panel on the right
help-img
To save and access your bookmarks from any browser, you need to be
logged in or create an account in 5 seconds.
Successfully bookmarked the
page!
You now have bookmarks. In order not to lose them, we recommend that you sign up or log in.
Security check
Let us know that you are a human.
Type the characters you see in the picture below
Submit

5-HTP

OTC
/ 79,153 posts

St. John's Wort

OTC
/ 30,106 posts
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 79,153 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 30,106 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
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
St John's wort (traditionally now commonly , as spelt) is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, and is also known as Tipton's Weed, Chase-devil, or Klamath weed.With qualifiers, St John's wort is used to refer to any spec... Read more on Wikipedia
Concern level
Top 3 Concerns
Serotonin Syndrome
Did you have
this too?
Nausea
Drowsy
Concern level
Top 3 Concerns
Serotonin Syndrome
Did you have
this too?
Nausea
Dizzy
See all concerns, alternative treatments and more
See all concerns, alternative treatments and more
Treato Video
Follow us
share this page
Help people by sharing experiences you've had with 5-HTP or St. John's Wort - your story could impact others.
Treato My Voice
By Isa
September 13, 2014
Isa wrote
5htp irregular heart beat and bad dreams
Comment on this post
By Dm3
August 30, 2014
Dm3 wrote
Intersting, but unstable.
Ginkgo biloba isn't an SSRI.
Jon  |  September 13, 2014
Comment on this post
By Joey
August 5, 2014
Joey wrote
5 HTP ( 30 days personal experience)
1246views
Comment on this post
By Joe
February 27, 2014
Joe wrote
5 HTP side effects
2751views
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
Comment on this post
By Sharon
January 15, 2014
Sharon wrote
5HTP and muscle pain and joint pain
1767views
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
Comment on this post
By Logan Eros
January 7, 2014
Logan Eros wrote
No safe level of 5-htp. . .one last thought
2705views
Comment on this post
By Logan Eros
January 5, 2014
Logan Eros wrote
No safe level of 5htp contd.
2068views
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
Comment on this post
By Logan Eros
January 3, 2014
Logan Eros wrote
No safe level of 5htp
1652views
Definite symptoms of serotonin syndrome, perhaps your body already had a balances serotonin level prior to taking 5htp
J.White  |  August 1, 2014
Comment on this post
By Dawn
November 22, 2013
Dawn wrote
Wellbutrin v. St. John's Wort
2334views
WTF is HTP?
WTF  |  September 4, 2014
What is 5HTP?
5HTP  |  September 4, 2014
Never taken it
July 8, 2014
what is htp?
star  |  April 14, 2014
Dawn thank you so much for sharing your experience, I have been affraid to try the st. johns wort and 5htp because they say you can get seretonin syndrome. I definitely want to give this a try. Have you found any research about this? Thanks in advance for your help
Devin  |  January 3, 2014
Comment on this post
By Kjartan
November 12, 2013
Kjartan wrote
5-HTP for sleep
1595views
Comment on this post
By CookieZ
September 2, 2013
CookieZ wrote
5 HTP
1265views
Comment on this post
By Eleanoro
August 27, 2013
Eleanoro wrote
5HTP made me mean
1812views
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
Comment on this post

What patients are saying about 5-HTP vs. St. John's Wort

2,738 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
for depression. and forgo the st johns wort 5htp is a great...
...fact that no one takes st john's wort period, and the ones ...is a better more popular choice overall to go with 5HTP, b vitamins, fish oil, and maybe some L-tyrosine ...the st johns wort 5ht...
work for me either. But 5htp does work well with st...
Melatonin dosen`t work for me either. But 5htp does work well with st John`s wort. But be aware these are both mild anti depresants and need to be cycled one way or another. And I`ve taken...
Now I'm on the Rhodiola and 5 htp (50mg)and so far so goo...
RHODIOLA AND 5-HTP \"I sent feedback about a ...had an itchy rash in response to St. John's Wort! I tried the St. ...the same thing happened. Now I'm on the Rhodiola and 5 htp (50mg)and so far s...
Now I'm on the Rhodiola and 5 htp (50mg)and so far so go...
RHODIOLA AND 5-HTP\ \\\"I sent feedback about a ...had an itchy rash in response to St. John's Wort! I tried the St. ...the same thing happened. Now I'm on the Rhodiola and 5 htp (50mg)and so fa...
5-htp. Make sure to get good quality though. It works for...
...and 5-htp. Make sure to get good quality though. It works...
I was on 5HTP for two years and it did help with minor...
...for 5HTP. I was on 5HTP for two years and it did help with minor ...depression. Unfortunately they have more side effects than 5HTP. I wish I could have stayed on 5HTP, as there were virtuall...
my body which in turn was giving me severely high heart rate...
...to find 5htp helpful also, but do please consult an expert on herbal meds, as with me the seratonin was being released into my body which in turn was giving me severely high heart rate, but then...
and just started taking 5HTP also but now it seems nothing...
...My boyfriend (28) has severe night terrors, not nightmares. He has been taking St John's wort (5 months) and it helped for a bit on and off and just started taking 5HTP also but now it seems...
times a day, and 5-HTP as needed. This works great for...
...Wilson. Also, check out drlwilson.com. For treating depression, read \"The Mood Cure\" by Julia Ross. I take St. John's Wort three times a day, and 5-HTP as needed. This works great for...
same reaction when I take 5htp but not citalopram.\ \ I...
...st john's wort, the first with minor effect and the second 'kira' worked very quickly and effectively. However, after a few days of it working I had a reaction whereby my skin felt like it was cra...
feedback