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Hi everybody,
I just weaned myself off of Effexor and Seroquel. For about 4 years I was taking 75 mgs. of Effexor during the day and 25 mgs. of Seroquel at night in order to sleep. Anyway, I'm officially off of everything for one week and I'm interested in starting 5-HTP. How long should I be off of all meds prior to starting 5-HTP? I've heard conflicting stories and I'm totally confused! Thanks for your help.
Peace,
Susan
I was on Effexor years ago, and if memory serves me right, it has a long half life, meaning it stays in your system for a while after you stop taking it. I would wait a couple months before starting the 5-HTP. I can't comment on the Seroquel, though, as I've never been on it, and I don't know anything about it. I'm actually currently on 5-HTP (since March). I was previously on Prozac (also has a long half life) for eight years. I waited three months after going off it to start the 5-HTP. I basically started feeling what I call 'poopy' (depressed) after the third month off the Prozac and that's when I started the 5-HTP. It's working well for me, I'm on a high dose, though (250mgs) as I have severe depression. Good luck. :)
konamom, hello. My doctor put me on Celexa 20 mg and Seroquel 25 mg to help me sleep. What did the Seroquel do for you? How long did it take for you to start sleeping through the night? After about a week the doctor put me on Tradazone 50 mg but I have had no luck with it so far. Let me know if the 5 htp helps! I have had bad sleep issues and just do not know what will help.
25 mgs. of Seroquel started working almost immediately. I would say a day or two, and it knocked me out. Best sleep I've ever had!
Peace,
Susan