5-HTP success

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Posted by Jose ( on July 12, 2001 at 23:47:16:

Hello Everyone,

I thought I'd chime in with the results of my recent 5-HTP experiment. In a nutshell: it worked.

I had a terrible bout of depression for weeks following which I started getting a perpetual shadow headache which is my standard precursor to another cycle. I was due as it has been around 3 years which is my standard frequency. I *never* get headaches otherwise. The shadow stayed with me for three days and fearing the inevitable I decided to experiment. The 5-HTP worked almost immediately. The day following my first doses (50mg before each meal) my shadow disappeared and I felt fine; no pain, no depression.

The question is, how long should I stay on this 5-HTP regimen? I just read an article stating that it is not recommended to take it for more than two months without taking a month off. It didn't say why however. My fear is that I will become dependent.

I'd love to hear how this worked for others as well as any caveats.



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