Hi I'm 48 and just been diagnosed with mild depression. I've been taking 5htp for two years but I was feeling pretty crap over the last 6/9 months so plucked up the courage and went for professional help. I was told to take 1 50mg tablet every day for two weeks then up it to 2. I have stopped taking 5htp f. I have been on the Sertaline for six days. I have had no side effects as yet and not been so down, no tears in four days !!! Anyone else had this quick reaction ? Everyone I speak to iincluding doctor and pharmacist said I would feel worse before I get better ?