Hey there, i´m new to this forum and very new to the topic "anxiety".
Welcome to Anxiety Zone,
im working kinda fine with 5 HTP since a couple of weeks,
The placebo effect is a wonderful thing. The promotion of the serotonin precursor 5-HTP for anxiety and depression is based on the concept that these disorders are caused by too little serotonin in the brain. Unfortinately, this is a myth. The opposite is probably true. See: Serotonin: The 'chemical imbalance' myth
Antidepressants don't work by raising serotonin levels, but by encouraging the growth of new brain cells in the hippocampi regions of the brain to replace those killed by chronic stress
hormone exposure. Whatever effect they have on serotonin, and it's mostly to reduce its synthesis and expression, are a byproduct of the process, not the therapeutic effect.
Ashwaghanda and L-Tyrosine may have some effect at the margins for mild anxiety, but they are unlikely to do much for panic disorder.
The only treatments with similar effectiveness as the antidepressants are the cognitive and/or behavioural and/or mindfulness therapies.