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It occurred to me that SSRIs may not have worked for me since I eat a lot of protein in every meal and not much carbs. In fact I usually never have less than 40g of whole protein each meal. Perhaps, if tryptophan is losing to the other aminos, brain levels of 5-HT would be low. There may not be enough serotonin in the first place for reuptake inhibition to have a significant effect.

I'm considering supplementing with 100mg of 5-HTP in the morning 10-15 minutes before breakfast to augment the effect of SSRIs. Currently a week into Zoloft.

Has anyone done this, even indirectly (ie. if you have a high carb/low protein diet)?
 

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Well I've taken 30mg of 5-HTP with my 100mg dose of Zoloft. I will report back if there are any significant effects.
 
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