I never experienced a true panic attack until that weaning process. I had severe panic attacks, nightmares mixed with insomnia, vertigo and extreme anxiety. I had to move in with my mother for two months because I could not care for my child. Please be careful with this supplement!
I began taking this product for the postpartum depression I experienced after having my first child. I took 100mgs for about four months. My depression didn't lift, but I would experience an uncomfortable euphoria at random times. I decided to slowly wean myself off (under doctor's advice). I never experienced a true panic attack until that weaning process. I had severe panic attacks, nightmares mixed with insomnia, vertigo and extreme anxiety. I had to move in with my mother for two months because I could not care for my child. Please be careful with this supplement!
I'm taking 5-HTP due to IBS-d and depression with anxiety attacks. I've suffered with this for 23 years. I recently came across some research from the late 1990's about serotonin deficiency that causes IBS-d along with depression, anxiety attacks, insomnia, etc. In the last 6 weeks I have taken Kamut Wheatgrass, NOW's 5-HTP, NOW's Pancreatin, NOW's Gr9-Dophilus and NOW's Acetyl-L Carnitine. My IBS and sleep has improved and my depression with anxiety attacks has been marginalized. I've ordered all of this from iHerb.
I take three of the 100 mg. capsules a day and it has really helped with depression. I didn't notice the full effects until about 2-3 weeks, so try to hang in there if you don't feel that it's benefitting much. This was a last attempt before trying another anti-depressant. I was previously on Celexa to help with mood swings/depression while taking high doses of prednisone. I believe this works nearly as well and doesn't have the Celexa side-effects of weight gain and mild personality changes.
I feel great. Very happy and in control of my life. I have been taking Natrol 200 mg time released before bed. Also, I take magnesium glycinate and sleepy time tea with a teaspoon of honey. I believe in the natural approach to solving problems. I have been taking 5 HTP for five months, I am able to solve problems and concentrate better on my job.