Diabetes - Type 2 Community
5HTP
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to type 2 diabetes, celiac disease, depression, diabetic complications, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, islet cell transplantation, diabetes nutrition, parenting a diabetic child, gestational diabetes, and insulin pump therapy.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

5HTP

I am a type 2 Diabetic taking metformin and gliclazide.
I believe I have low serotonin levels and would like to start taking 5HTP rather than start taking antidepressants.

First of all, is this safe for me to take?  How much is a safe dosage?

Secondly, is this supplement effective?

Thanks!
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
I would post this on the Alternative Medicine Forum where there are very knowlegable people regarding this.  Also, don't start any herb or natural supplement without consulting with your doctor, they too come with side effects.  Take care.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank you Mammo!
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
You are right about not taking antidepressants. In my case, they caused me insulin resistance.
However, do not take any herbal supplement before asking your doctor.
I have read that serotonin levels are linked to insulin levels.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Diabetes Tracker
Track glucose levels, and other diabetes measurements, symptoms and medications
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Track your weight
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
3453160_tn?1398023042
Blank
cherryblossom12 is in pain Comment
1 hr ago
996946_tn?1385991151
Blank
LindaTX uploaded a new photo
6 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1394988190
Blank
gymdandee commented on  Things Killing Your ...
7 hrs ago
Diabetes - Type 2 Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
How to Silence Your Inner Critic an...
Apr 16 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eaters: How to Silence Yo...
Mar 26 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
1344197_tn?1392822771
Blank
Vaginal vs. Laparoscopic Hysterecto...
Feb 19 by J. Kyle Mathews, MD, DVMBlank
Top Diabetes Answerers
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
diabetes86
MA
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Julie20111
CA
1423357_tn?1373023915
Blank
tom_h
Central, MA