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Monday, November 1, 2010

Discovery #1: 5-HTP

I really can't say this supplement was my very FIRST supplement to prove successful in lowering my stress/anxiety. 2 years ago, I'd been introduced to a multimineral that contained magnesium and I've taken it on and off ever since.
But about a week ago, I ran out and was too drained to drive myself the 7-10 miles to the store to go get more. And a few days later, of course, I was nearly hospitalized. :(
A woman I know had told me about a supplement called 5-HTP. You were supposed to take it at bedtime. She called it a sort of "natural anti-depressant" and swore it had changed her husband's life.
So on Thursday night, my husband went and got me a bottle of 50 mg. capsules.
On Friday, I was able to get out of the house, walk all 3 of our dogs, enjoy the gorgeous weather, go grocery shopping, and run errands. And all with regular blood pressure. :) :)
Yes, that may seem silly. But it's not something I've done in weeks.
Saturday and Sunday had their ups and downs, but were better overall. We're wrapping up Monday now and it's been a pretty good day.
I can defintely tell a difference in my moods since starting this supplement.

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting, I'll have to look into that. So glad you are finding some relief in it! Anxiety can be so crippling.

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