just wanted to post my experience with this. i tried inositol first and noticed no effect. but within a few days of starting the 5-HTP i felt a lot
better. i am also taking GABA--i take the 5-HTP in the morning and the GABA at night. neither really makes me sleepy, though.
i have now been on 5-HTP for about 2 months, and DH has noticed a big difference and says i seem much happier. i basically just don't have that hopeless, helpless, head in a fog, i hate everything feeling anymore.
i know everyone is different, and you just have to keep trying to see what works for you, but if you're thinking about 5-HTP, i say try it
i was also hesitant because i read conflicting things about taking it and nursing, but i know others who have, and i decided to try it. no effect on the babe that i can see, and i feel like it can't be any riskier than a Rx anti-depressant (which i have taken and nursed, as well). i feel as good now as i felt on wellbutrin--if anything better.