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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 74,392 Zoloft 73,956 Wellbutrin 64,127
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5-HTP
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St. John's Wort
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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...
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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...
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Serotonin Syndrome
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Nausea
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Drowsy
3
Vivid Dreams
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Groggy
2
Nightmares
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Paranoia
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Palpitations
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Neurotoxicity
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Stomach Problems
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Serotonin Syndrome
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Nausea
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Dizzy
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Sun Sensitivity
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Sleepy
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Suicidal
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Numbness
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Seizures
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Drowsy
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Rash
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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...
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About St. John's Wort
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...
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I recently switched SJW for 5HTP because it also helps to...
" ...correctly diagnosed with PTSD (for ...and started taking: Acetyl L-carnitine and St. John's Wort and it works wonderfully for me. I recently switched SJW for 5HTP because it also helps to suppr... "

don't want meds try 5HTP. It helped me a bunch, for awhile....
" ...like many, many others, suffer from severe chronic depression. In my case, some ...really don't want meds try 5HTP. It helped me a bunch, for awhile. St John's Wort isn't that great, but may wor... "

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... "

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" ...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... "

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