The night of the 9th i skipped the 5htp and the hot flashes multiplied, but my throat wasnt so dry. I did toss and turn a lot. I also skipped a dose of CBD. I have had a slight upset stomach, which is why i may be eating less. The Effexor made me really nauseous for a week. My commitment was to try everything new for 2 weeks so yesterday I took two doses of CBD with room to build up to three (one dropper per meal) and the 5HTP last night. I also made myself an icey in the blender of green iced tea and a little raw honey (for my allergies) made locally. A little restless last night, but slept more soundly. Definitely, less hot all night, so something is working. Not as sad in the afternoon. Had a homemade protein smoothie for lunch and feeling okay. whoohoo.