I have fibromyalgia and chronic pain, plus osteo-arthritis, high cholestrol; high blood pressure and thinning bones - all of which are being treated by various medications.
It has been suggested to me that Rhodiola rosea and/or Melatonin 5HTP could help me sleep, concentrate, improve fogginess and memeory, lessen fatigue and so on.
I wondered if anyone had any experience with any of these herbal supplements? And if so, had any side effects I should be aware of? I have heard that Rhodiola may cause Insomnia, Irritability, Mild Jitters or Shakes and restlessness, but I already suffer form these! Do they increase this in people with Fibro?
I can't find any side-effects of 5htp but would love to hear people's experiences with these suplements before I spend lots of money on them. Many thanks for your help.