The guaif protocol has been pretty much ruled out as a help for fibro in the most recent studies. Zoloft or any other selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) can be a HUGE help in handling fibro symptoms. Serotonin is the brain chemical that is used in handling pain perception, mood swings, alleviating depression and regulating the circadian rhythms of our sleep cycles (and insomnia to some extent). Meds like Cymbalta & Lyrica are serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRI) and they also help some peeps with fibro.
I did some background research on the 5-HTP and it appears that it will help you produce more serotonin when taken with extra Vitamin B-6. Here's the link on that. 5-Hydroxytryptophan and Vitamin B-6
Please be sure to check with your doctor and pharmacist about
mixing 5-HTP with your cymbalta. There is a process that can happen called serotonin syndrome where you have too much serotonin and it's nasty. Been there, done that, NEVER wanna go there again!
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