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Old 03-28-2013, 10:47 AM   #1
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5-HTP Question ?

Hi ...
Has anyone used (or is currently using) 5-HTP ?

If so ... how much, how often, at what time of the day is best ??

Also, any advice about using it for appetite control ??

THANKS .... daisymae
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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Interested to hear replies. I am expecting a delivery of the time released (100 mg) 5htp in the mail today. I ordered it because I read on Dr. Eades blog that it may be helpful in stopping night binging due to low serotonin levels.
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Old 03-28-2013, 05:44 PM   #3
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I have taken this for a couple of years. Not every day as it seems to accumulate and I become a bit lethargic -- I call it "butt dragging." But it doesn seem to help me "even out the edges" when I am particularly anxious. I usually only take the 50 mg capsules. One note of caution is that can it cause some very vivid dreams. I usually take mid-day, not sure what works for others.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:41 PM   #4
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I have been taking 5-htp for approx 18 mos. for depression. I wanted to get off the prescription med i was taking,and read this could be an alternative. I started off on a lower dose but now take the 200 mg time released. Was taking it in the morning but have recently changed to taking it in the eve because i read it might help with insomnia/restless sleep which i have a problem with the last few years. I have been eating LC since June and i work full time and long hours, so i do eat a large meal usually in the eve(wish i didn't)so can't really say if it helps with night binging. I do not have a problem with vivid dreams however.
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