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Please help severe mood swings and low tolerence of people on RR & 5HTP??

Discussion in '5-HTP, CBD, CEBT Therapy, SAM-e, Rhodiola, books' started by twirlyswirly, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. twirlyswirly

    twirlyswirly New Member


    Can anyone please give me some advice? I am currently taking Rhodiola Rosea during the day and 5-htp before bedtime. I am full of energy and I have not taken a lexapro pill in over 2 weeks however I have noticed that I am very snappy.
    People are really starting to get on my nerves like family friends etc. for little things that never would bother me before :(

    I am fighting alot with my partner and I am telling my kids off alot more than I ever would I was usually very easy going with them!!

    I was on my lexapro for from age 19-32 (on and off during different periods)

    I also had noticed my libido had increased while I was weaning from the ssri and introducing the RR & 5htp however in the last 1.5 weeks it is again non-existent :(

    So I am at a cross roads do I go back to my lexapro so my moods stop and still live without the sex drive....or do I stay on the supplements and wait for either my moods to relax or my family to break down??

    I do not feel like I am depressed I just have a bad temper and low tolerance and I am ashamed to admit that.

    Please can anyone with a similar situation share some advice it would be greatly appreciated :)
  2. DeniseHughes

    DeniseHughes New Member

    I am having the same issue, after taking SJW for more than 8 years and weaning off of it. I am angry and irritable - yelling and my husband and even getting mad at the dog! I am not myself. I believe it's withdrawals. Could you be having withdrawals from the lexapro?
  3. TheMike

    TheMike New Member

    Coming off St. Johns Wort or prescriptions like Lexapro can cause various problems. If taking 5 HTP almost everyone also needs to take L-Tyrosine or anxiety will get really bad. Generally the ratio is for every 50mg of 5 htp, one needs roughly 500 mg of tyrosine. This can vary substantially so it requires a lot of experimentation and note taking. Loss of sex drive is common with anything that increases serotonin levels, prescription or not. There are many past posts about 5 htp and tyrosine dosages etc that may prove worth the time to look up.

    I hope you find some relief if you haven't already.

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