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5-HTP vs Effexor

5-HTP
VS.
Effexor
Other name: Effexor XR Effexor XR
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
4.9
Concern level
2.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.2
Concern level
3.4
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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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Venlafaxine (brand name: Effexor or Efexor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. First introduced by Wyeth in 1993, now marketed by Pfizer, it is licensed for the treatment of major depressive ...
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Top Concerns
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Serotonin Syndrome
2
Nausea
1
Drowsy
1
Vivid Dreams
1
Groggy
1
Nightmares
1
Palpitations
1
Paranoia
1
Stomach Problems
1
Neurotoxicity
1
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Withdrawal
10
Weight Gain
5
Nausea
3
Dizzy
3
Addiction
2
Sexual Dysfunction
1
Suicidal
1
Drowsy
1
Seizures
1
Decreased Libido
1
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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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I took 5HTP to calm things down and that did help a...
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" ...Nothing has been as bad as Effexor. I took 5HTP to calm things down and that did help a... "

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effexor to 5 htp and it does help with my sleep. it makes...
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" I am currently switching from effexor to 5 htp and it does help with my sleep. it makes you ...it! let us know if 5 htp works for you because I ...to goodness it does. i am like you and stubborn, i will go... "

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wart and 5-htp and gaba for about a year now and it helps...
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" ...have a anxiety disorder, i have beed on st. johns wart and 5-htp and gaba for about a year now and it helps a little but not much.... "

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I am using high doses of 5HTP and it is really helping. Yes...
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" ...side effects so I am using high doses of 5HTP and it is really helping. Yes I still have ...taking 300mg. I am on day 8 of no effexor and doing ok. Not great by any means but I am... "

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and Gingko for a couple of months. It didn't work.Thrud...
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" ...Biloba to help eliminate the sexual side effects caused by Effexor XR. I never took them ...I certainly had profound sexual dysfunction on Effexor. Believe it or not, I ...Gingko as well. I was on a... "

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so a \"natural mood elevator.\" I guess it works for...
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" Sweetie, I took effexor with really good results. It's expensive, though. ...your doctor before taking 5htp. Also, I take double the recommended dosage. It's also a \"natural mood elevator.\" I... "

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he electric shocks to the brain and heart palpitations,...
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" ...feel better. I upped my 5-htp to 1oomg 3xdaily, and can ...to do that since starting the effexor. I truly believe the 5-htp has helped. I still am feeling the electric shocks to the brain and heart... "

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tried 5HTP which worked somewhat, although I took very larg...
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" ...I'm on 300mg of Effexor which works OK; it keeps me from having suicidal thoughts although I'm still depressed. ...much better than nothing. I've also tried 5HTP which worked somewhat, although I took... "

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t have subsided. The 5-htp has really helped t...
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" ...more than just the effexor w/drawal. Did want to update you all. I am feeling 100 times better. Still getting the brain shocks and heart palpitations, but have subsided. The 5-htp has really... "

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can tell you that taking 5-htp and effexor at the same time...
" ...can tell you that taking 5-htp and effexor at the same time is contraindicated. taking both could lead to serotonin syndrome, an... "

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