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An_247438 posted:
Good morning, I had fibromyalgia for as long as I remember but didn't hear the word until 2005 when a rheumatologist gave me the diagnosis. Tried all kinds of meds, natural remedies but it just seems to gget worse. Has anyone tried 5 HTP for it? I read a book about it and would love some feed back before I try it out. A lot of times things seem to get worse when trying new things so I am worried. Have a great day. Gabuschka
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georgia888 responded:
Hello Gabuschka,
I've been using 5HTP for a couple of years & find that it does help me sleep better. I take it with Valerian, an herb that is supposed to have a calming affect.

I don't take any prescription medicines & if you do, please check to see how this or any supplement may interact with any med(s) you may be taking.

Best wishes for sweet dreams.

georgia
 
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gabuschka replied to georgia888's response:
Hi Georgia, thanks for your prompt reply and your good advice about valerian. My mom used to give valerian (baldrian) to me when I was a child growing up in Germany and could not sleep. I forgot all about that until you mentioned it. thanks again and hoping you are doing well! gabuschka
 
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fitzgift replied to gabuschka's response:
I have found 5HTP and St Johns Wort work well for me I have had this along time hope this helps
 
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gabuschka replied to fitzgift's response:
thanks for your reply. I'm glad 5 HTP and St. John's Wort works well for you. I still feel unsure of the dosage and just started with the 50 mg of 5HTP after dinner to see how that will work. I slept better but had vivid dreams. I wonder if that is normal, maybe had to catch up on my dream time? I also wonder how you found the right dosage of the remedies. thanks again and I really hope you have a great day. gabuschka
 
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Anon_10089 replied to gabuschka's response:
Hello-

I tried 5HTP a few years ago. It actually made me really nauseous, constantly. I normally eat meat and vegetables but all I could stomach was bread and carbs.

I know we're all different so I'm not writing this to dissuade you from trying it. I just wanted to let you know my experience in case you go through something similar. It took me awhile to realize my symptoms were from the 5HTP!
 
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gabuschka replied to Anon_10089's response:
Good morning, Thanks for letting me know 5HTP made you really nauseous. Hope you found something else that worked for you. I just started using the 50 mg once a day before bed time now and feel my mood has lifted already. The drawback are vivid dreams. Hard to find anything which works without side effects. Hope you have a great day. The air is crisp and the sun in shining today in PA. Gabuschka


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