Does anyone take 5-htp?

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  1. TRICKYTREE

    TRICKYTREE Full Member

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    Hi lovelies
    Does anyone take 5-htp?
    I sometimes feel very anxious and last year took Citalopram. I then decided to come off it and join SW to lose weight (2 of my demons). I have lost 3 stone and still on SW but have felt my symptoms coming back with a vengeance. Still sticking to SW which I am proud of (could have been so different).
    I decided not to go back to GP but to do some research and try the healthy alternative, hence 5-htp. I started taking 2 tablets on Sunday. Since then I have felt better, sleeping better but most of all not hungry. Apparently it also helps with appetite!!!
    Just wondered if anyone else has taken this?
    I have also started eating lots of bananas which contain serotonin.
    Julie
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    I personally didn't get on with it, my friend was exactly the same. Made us feel 'spaced out and hungover' yet I've heard others give it fab reports.

    I tried something totally different for me last year and found it really really worked for me, again may not for others. I ordered bach flower remedies from Crystal herbs. You can have one mixed for you and its a good price. I felt better in myself within a couple of days so highly recommend it. Now I order regularly and had no more problems. Again its one of those things that work for some and not others.
     
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    My sister has taken this in the past & swears by it. I think she initially took it to help her sleep.
     
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    I've never heard of it but am interested in reading more, it sounds like something I could benefit from. Where do you get it?
     
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    Holland and Barrett - half price at the moment
    x
     
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    I take it to help regulate sleep. Works a treat for me x
     
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    I've just started these, def feel better on them
     
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    Have been taking these for 2 weeks now and my sleep is better, my mood so much more happier and more calmer and much lower appetite!!!!
    x
     
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    How do they come? Are they a tablet? Or capsule? Thanks :)

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    Sounds really positive. So glad they are working for you. Wish they had worked for me as sleep is something I often struggle with
     
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    They come as a capsule. I tend to not take in the evening as I dont like how I feel the next morning after sleeping, like I've slept too heavy.

    In general I'm much calmer, dont get stressed as easy and def reduced appetite.
     
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