Anyone Tried 5-HTP, L-Tryptophan, GABA to Calm and Support Sleep?

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    1. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Any one tried 5 HTP, L-tryptophan, GABA to calm and support better sleep?

      Any useful info on how to use and are they helpful?

      Thanks

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    2. Shaun
      Tolerant

      Shaun Member

      Location:
      Cardiff wales
      Tinnitus Since:
      March 2014
      Alright affef,

      5 htp seemed to make my t worse much higher.even though other people have had success with it.
      ltryphtotan supposed to be good it's in a lot of foods so I guess it's safe.
      gaba no experience with that one but heard good things.
       
    3. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Thanks for the info man!
       
    4. RicoS
      Confused

      RicoS Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress or Acoustic trauma
      I use 5-HTP because of a depression and anxiety and it helps me
       
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    5. Richard Wallace
      Thinking

      Richard Wallace Member

      Location:
      Minnesota
      Hi Afeef, I tried 5-HTP with no success. In the past I tried L-tryptophan also. That may have a helped a tad. I might be wrong but I don't know if you can get L-tryptophan like at a health food store anymore. Each of our bodies are unique as God made them. Something that didn't work for me may work for you. Trial and error with different things I guess. The only thing is the more things a person tries the more expensive it gets but something might mesh with your system and work. BTW..... I like your TRUST GOD image....... God Bless......... Rich
       
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    6. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      :)
      Thanks a lot for the info @Richard Wallace and yes i like it very much i feel it reflects hope.

      God bless you too man!
       
    7. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Thanks man for the info.

      Good to know it helps you @RicoS .
      I have also read it helps, it has helped some people to calm them and lower anxiety attacks. Won't hurt if i give it a shot i guess.
      You have not tried l-tryptophan am I right?
      How much dosage do you take of 5HTP?
       
    8. Richard Wallace
      Thinking

      Richard Wallace Member

      Location:
      Minnesota
      Hi again Afeef, I'm going by memory here. I tried the 5-HTP probably 10 years ago. I got it from the local health food store in my town and probably went by the dosage on the bottle. I don't remember it doing anything positive for me. The L-tryptophan I used for a while back in the 80's sometime. It seemed to relax me a little bit then. I don't know if the L-tryptophan is available OTC anymore. You're right, Keep your hope in the Good Lord! Rich
       
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    9. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      :) @Richard Wallace i just want to try it for my own satisfaction even 1% positive change will help man.
      I expect the least from it but i will try it may be.
      And how long have you had T for ?
       
    10. Richard Wallace
      Thinking

      Richard Wallace Member

      Location:
      Minnesota
      I've had some t on and off for about 10 years. I just used a small t in that sentence. The bigger T started a little over a year ago. It slightly let up some in the middle to late Summer of last year then started climbing again in September. This Winter it has spiked significantly. Rich
       
    11. Richard Wallace
      Thinking

      Richard Wallace Member

      Location:
      Minnesota
      Afeef, I would give the 5-HTP a try and see what happens, I don't think it's horribly expensive..... Rich
       
    12. RicoS
      Confused

      RicoS Member Benefactor

      Location:
      Netherlands
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Stress or Acoustic trauma
      After 5-HTP my panicattacks stopped , but it can also be just me curing by myself, but I did notice a positive difference when I use it. I take 50mg in the morning and 50mg in the evening
       
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    13. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      Your case is somewhat similar to me.
      Don't know why does it spike without any sound exposure or doing any other stuff that can aggravate it but then it is a symptom of something wrong with our ears but we can not let it controll our lives we just need to hang in there for something good to come out soon to help it GO AWAY FOREVER!!

      Hope is that it will be ending soon for us!
       
    14. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise
      It is not ,man go ahead and give it a try won't hurt
       
    15. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise

      If 5htp is there to help calm down then it must be having some effect if not a 100%.
       
    16. patty

      patty Member Benefactor

      Location:
      New York
      Tinnitus Since:
      11/2013
      Natural Calm (magnesium citrate) makes me mellow and drowsy. I take it an hour or so before bedtime. Helps with sleep imo.
       
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    17. Afeef
      Cowboy

      Afeef Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      09/2014
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Loud noise

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