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Recent content by TheMike

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    Hello, Im Matt

    Hi Kelly, Your efforts to keep it up are appreciated! I feel as though I perhaps might be the only ghost from this forum's busier past, besides you of course! I lost my original login info through the years, but I'm Spunt by the way. Thank you again Kelly for creating this place. ^^
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    Side effects of SJW

    Hmm, it might be that you need to taper in more slowly. It builds in the system over time and it might help to work up to it more slowly. Either decreasing the dose or frequency.
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    Hello I am new

    A belated Hello! Were you able to find any relief? If not, I may be able to help with any questions.
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    Hello, Im Matt

    Hi Matt, I hope something here can prove useful.
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    Brand Sensitivity

    Hi, I've been using 5 HTP and L-Tyrosine for years, along with St. John's Wort, and I keep running into the same trouble. Brands keep changing their suppliers or formula, and suddenly it doesn't work right any more. This leads me on a mad dash, buying every brand I can get in an attempt to...
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    New and saying hello

    I hope you can work through your rough spot quickly. ^^
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    how long can you take 5htp?

    How frustrating that websites post things about limitations but without any reasoning. Sometimes one is simply forced to try it themselves and play it from there.
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    St. John’s wort upset stomach

    This can happen, and is sometimes helped greatly by taking it with a meal. It is also often temporary. Once your body adjusts to the changes over a period of weeks it may be less reactive.
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    Glad to hear it. I hope is had continued to help.
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    Taking SJW since 2008, one person's experience

    Hi, this is Spunt, the original thread starter (I lost my account password/email and had to make a new one). I Wanted to bring an update to my original post. :) These last few winters have been getting more challenging as my symptoms are very seasonally affected. It seems that whatever...
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    5 HTP - brand preference/Biotics Research Issue

    To answer my own question, in case it helps others, I have switched to Country LIfe 5 HTP.
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    how long can you take 5htp?

    Hi, I can't comment on what another person should do, however I can say that experience has taught me that the main problem people face is that around 6 weeks their neurotransmitters get off balance and they need l-tyrosine to bring things back into balance. This requires some trial and error...
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    Current brand recommendations? - Feb 2016

    Hi all, For those in the USA and other places where it's hard to get Kira or Jarsin, I have found https://www.paulsmarteurope.com/ quite helpful, they carry both.
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    I'm (NOT!) going to shut down this site... :(

    Thank you so much for continuing to keep this site up Kelly! It saved me years ago and I still come back from time to time to research for myself or others.
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    Please help severe mood swings and low tolerence of people on RR & 5HTP??

    Hi, I'm not familiar with Magnolia but I can mention some things that I have heard of helping others. First, you may need to experiment more with the ratio and timing of the l-tyrosine and 5 HTP, it may simply be that you need more l-tyrosine or to take it more or less frequently etc. Also...