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LittleLymie19
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Has anyone tried it? If so, what was your experience with it?
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For sleep, sometimes it works for me, sometimes it doesn't. Adding some Valerian root helps.
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I'm taking it since more than one year. It has improved my sleep but it's not perfect yet.

But if I stop it my sleeplessness is back.

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LittleLymie19
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I'm actually not taking it for sleep, but I'm glad it's helped the two of you with that!

I'm taking it for a "serotonin deficiency". I guess my body is "showing signs of a lack of serotonin". For example, I have no peristaltic action in my intestines (they don't move), I have shortness of breath, neck tightness (in the front), profound fatigue, lethargy...and apparently these are all signs of a "serotonin deficiency"?

Has 5-HTP helped anyone with this sort of thing?

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Gabrielle
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I never heard that these could be symptoms of serotonin deficiency. I just googled it again and there was no mention of these symptoms.

Symptoms of serotonin deficiency:

http://www.nutritional-healing.com.au/content/articles-content.php?heading=Serotonin%20deficiency


No peristaltic action in the intestines could rather be a symptom of Lyme and Co. Check this out:

http://www.lymenet.de/literatur/vtsherr_gut.htm

"Bell's Palsy of the Gut" and
Other GI Manifestations of
Lyme and Associated Diseases

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Found this to be interesting:

http://www.tinnitusformula.com/infocenter/articles/treatments/trypto.aspx

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I tried 5HTP at one point last year. I didn't notice any difference.

I hate to be a negative-Nancy but lately I feel like none of the suppliments make a difference, except in my wallet [Frown]

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i took it with melatonin and it really helped my insomnia

i just had my amalgams removed and now no more insomnia so don't need it

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