Posted by: ME | 2012/12/12

5HTP vs anti depressants

hi there

I have recently changed from 15mg daily mirteron to 37.5mg venlor. A friend of mine who is a nutritionalist says that it would be better to slowly decrease the venlor and switch to 5HTP.

On the Venlor I get slight chest pains, bad nausea and constant yawning. What are the side effects of 5HTP and would this help control my depression and anxiety/panic attacks?


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Caution needs to be used with 5HTP and anti depressants. If you decide to phase the one in and the other out - it is best to do under the guidance of a practitioner. Other side effect can be headaches. 5HTP is more indicated for depression than anxiety. Consider using magnesium as well for anxiety.

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Dr DEbbie

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