DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, and the following is NOT medical advice. It is merely a list of things that have helped others during opiate withdrawal. Before starting any regiment including any medicine, it is imperative that the patient discusses it with a licensed physician. Some of the medicine listed can react badly with certain foods and other medicines.

CAUTION: 5-HTP must not be taken with any anti-depressant (Prozac, Zoloft, Paxil, etc.) due to an increased risk of a possibly fatal condition called serotonin syndrome. 5-HTP may exacerbate anxiety and depression in some individuals.

USEFUL FOR: Depression, anxiety, mood swings, insomnia

DESCRIPTION: 5-HTP works by naturally increasing serotonin levels. In the brain, 5-HTP is converted into serotonin, which is then converted into melatonin. Melatonin has proven to be an effective sleep-aid. Increasing serotonin levels may also create some relief from depression and anxiety. In some individuals, 5-HTP may be more effective than prescription anti-depressants.



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