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    Stomach aches with ZMA/5-HTP...


    I've been having some pretty bad stomach aches upon waking the past four or five days. I have been taking 5-HTP before bed, and I recently picked up some ZMA. Has anyone else experienced this before? From either supps, or both?? Not sure if that's the real culprit, but I can't think of anything else...Thanks

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    Common side effects with high dosage of 5 HTP include nausea, stomach upset, loose stools or constipation, and headache. So how much were you taking in?
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    I started at 100mg a night, I'm now taking 300. That's probably it, but I don't feel like 100 or 200 mg was doing jack for me. Maybe I'll try spacing it out throughout the day but it makes me kinda tired...
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    Yeah, thats what im guessing is the problem, I have heard 100mg is the maximum dosage for 5 HTP,anything over that you will experience dis comforts.
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    Oh ok...I was reading other peoples' experiences with it and some had to dose up to 400mg to feel the positive mood changes/serotonin increase. But yeah it seems about right because I pretty recently upped it to 300. Thanks man
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    the magnesium in ZMA can make you gassy and give you watery stools.
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    i take 200mg of 5-htp right before bed and i have no sides..i get mine from Now Foods..if i get the walmart brand then i start to have headaches and nausea.. just space it out if you cant handle the dose all at once
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    Quote Originally Posted by nparisi View Post
    I've been having some pretty bad stomach aches upon waking the past four or five days. I have been taking 5-HTP before bed, and I recently picked up some ZMA. Has anyone else experienced this before? From either supps, or both?? Not sure if that's the real culprit, but I can't think of anything else...Thanks
    take the ZMA with food- zinc on an empty stomach will make you sick as ****
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    Quote Originally Posted by nparisi View Post
    Oh ok...I was reading other peoples' experiences with it and some had to dose up to 400mg to feel the positive mood changes/serotonin increase. But yeah it seems about right because I pretty recently upped it to 300. Thanks man
    ps take 5 htp 100-200 mg every 3rd day- it actually works best this way- taking it every will even out the positive mood changes and make you a little spacey
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