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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...
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    L-Tryptophan and St. John's Wort?

    Hi, I'm glad it sounds like things might be getting better for you. If the L-Tyrosine is creating anxiety some people find it helpful to open the capsule and take smaller amounts, such as just 25% of the capsule at a time. Also, you may not need tyrosine until you've been taking the 5 htp...
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    This message is a reply to SPUNT, but also is my personal SJW update, etc...

    Spunt here, lost my account info and signed up under a new name. I'm so sorry I missed this until now! Let me know if you're still reading here and would like answers about the Eclectic SJW etc and I'll write up a full report. ^^ I had the same trouble switching to Tryptophan, at first it...
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    Please help severe mood swings and low tolerence of people on RR & 5HTP??

    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...
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    L-Tryptophan and St. John's Wort?

    Hi, So this reply is rather late in coming, but I thought I'd give it a go just in case. I know of people who have had good results with L-Tryptophan and St John's Wort, although many need to also supplement L-Tyrosine as well to balance the L-Tryptophan. This is true for 5 HTP as well, need...
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    5 HTP - brand preference/Biotics Research Issue

    Hi everyone, long time no see! ^^ (Forgot my old login credentials and my email has changed since then) I've been using Biotics Research 5 HTP for years but they seem to have changed something and now it turns me into a basket case in a single dose. As such, would others please share with me...