How long does it take for 5-HTP to become effective for depression?
Prior to starting 5-htp I was on SSRI fluoxetine for about 2years I started on 5-HTP on 28/7/10 which has been 15 days past and I havent notice stability as I did when I was on SSRI 10mg, I feel down and my mood is quiet but not severely depressed nor is the sky grey I just feel quiet & down. Prior to starting 5-htp I stopped my SSRI for 4weeks to try 5-Htp.
My dosage hasn't been high in those 15days 50-100mgs a day just lately i've bumped it up to 100mg three times a day should i just jump back on SSRI's cause I hate feeling down? Should I continue with with 300mg a day with 5-htp for another 15 days? (its hard cause my mood is down) What would be the equivalent dosage of 5-htp of 10mg of fluoxetine?