5HTP

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by RKaye, Mar 3, 2006.

  1. RKaye

    RKaye New Member

    Hello. Anyone had any relief with 5HTP?
    Was told it could help mood, pain, sleep...have been on it for about 6 days and has so far made me fall asleep faster but no pain relief.
  2. leomonkey

    leomonkey Member

    I found that I did not get any positve benefits with 5HTP even with sleep (I use Melatonin instead).

    Perhaps someone else can provide more feedback!
  3. NyroFan

    NyroFan New Member

    RKaye:
    I have had good luck with 5HTP. It helps me sleep and also helps (a little) with pain. I tried magnesium at bedtime, but it did not do a thing. Maybe it was silently helping.
    Yes, 5HTP is for me. I am sorry it is not helping you.
    Yet: what works for one may not for another.
    Hugs,
    NyroFan
  4. CinCA

    CinCA New Member

    If you are taking any other kind of antidepressant medication, STOP the 5HTP unless on advice of a qualified doctor, as this can potentially cause problems from too-high serotonin levels.

    I have heard it can help with mood and sleep, but nothing about pain. I don't have FM, though (CFS). What previous posters said about relaxation/deep sleep makes sense, though. I took it in a combination formula with other stuff for a few months last year...seemed to help stabilize things for me/in general restore some of my overall depletions in my body.

    Good luck, and glad at least you are getting sleep help!
    C.
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