I was fed up with the side effects of Lexapro so I thought i would give 5-HTP a try! It helped get rid of my anxiety right away! My doctor once attributed my increasing blood pressure to 5-HTP but her suspicions proved to be wrong when my BP remained the same even after I stopped taking 5-HTP! So, now I am back to taking 5-HTP regularly!
Since taking this I have slept longer (mostly a full night) without waking up during the night. It has also had the effect to stop a migraine attack. It works faster then normal medication.
5-htp has helped me with many problems, particularly anxiety problems i experience.