serotonin levels

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by andrea1459, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. andrea1459

    andrea1459 New Member

    have any of you tested low for serotonin levels? i recently have, i got on another antidepressant but no results just feel more fatigued and dizzy on it.

    andrea
  2. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    My serotonin levels were not tested, but when I started taking 5-htp (an amino acid which helps raise serotonin levels), I started sleeping better.

    I can't tolerate the side effects of prescription antidepressants. I had no side effects from the 5-htp, except for a moderate headache for about a week, but it was helping with sleep so much I stuck it out, and the headache stopped.

    You should not take 5-htp and an SSRI at the same time because you might develop serotonin syndrome (too much serotonin), which can be dangerous.

    Mary