Need your views on 5 HTP, please

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JaneSmith, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. JaneSmith

    JaneSmith New Member


    I'd like to try 5 - HTP (5-hydroxytrptophan) - I would like to discuss this with you first to find out first hand what your experience is with this amino acid. Thank you for replying.

    Best Regards,

  2. JaneSmith

    JaneSmith New Member

    Appreciate the response - TY
  3. Jupiter7

    Jupiter7 New Member

    I tried on 2 different occasions, and it didn't affect me.

    Worked up to 2-3 capsules in evening, 100mg each. I hoped it would help with sleep.

    If you lived in Pgh, I'd give you mine to try.
  4. kking0412

    kking0412 New Member

    great stuff, in so many ways. helps mood, sleep, curb cravings and over-eating....I'm a believer =)
  5. msSusan

    msSusan Member

    50 mg at night didn't help me sleep and was causing headaches.

    Amino acids/Inhibitory Neurotrans supps and inositol also gave me headaches at VERY LOW doses.

    Naturopath thought supps may be draining adrenals or liver/gallbladder backup? Ididn't feel well on supps to address those issues either.

    Anyone else have this problem?
  6. marti_zavala

    marti_zavala Member

    I take 50mg 5 HTP with 300mcg melatonin and I sleep well.

    It also helps with mood.

  7. munch1958

    munch1958 Member

    It helps me sleep. I take 300 mg at bedtime.

    My serotonin levels are HIGH not low. Don't know if it's because of the 5-HTP or not. But I'm sleeping better than ever. My whole cocktail and complete protocol are in my profile.