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I Take St Johns Wort

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 26 People

    I Am a Vampire.

    Before I started my St. John's Wort treatment I scoffed at the warnings that it would make me more sensitive to light.  I was like "oh that's ridiculous.  That makes no sense silly WebMD." Ohh.  Ohhh it's so creepy how it is true though.  I can...
    istruggle istruggle 18-21, M 2 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    Sweet Dreams

    I only take a portion of the recommended daily allowance (when I remember to take at all) of St. Johns Wort. I also take various other vitamins and supplements. I can not comment thoroughly on whether or not it is useful for the treatment on depression although I believe...
    chromaticone chromaticone 36-40, M 4 Responses May 20, 2009

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    Starting Tomorrow

    Let me know if it's working I'm gonna go get some tomorrow. I need somthing. For some reason I think it's gonna help.
    mbug44 mbug44 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    Not Depressed

    Hi.....I was taking crystal meth regularly and decided to quit.  I had heard about SJW and it's treatment for depression.  I was not nor have ever been clinically depressed.  I figured if it cheered up a depressed person then it would help me with the...
    johne61 johne61 56-60 2 Responses Jan 30, 2009

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    Placebo

    I'm calling it, 100% placebo effect.
    Jared91 Jared91 22-25, M Jun 21, 2013

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    My Anxiety

    I'm 44 now and have had an anxiety disorder for the past few years if not longer. Until recently I didn't even know what it was and in hindsight I had my first attack in my early 30s when I was at a mall. The shakes, heart palpitations, sweating and nervousness came with that...
    Expat68 Expat68 41-45 1 Response Feb 22, 2013

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    I Take St Johns Wart

    I just started taking this suppliment. The bottle says it could take a few days to actually start to notice a difference. I started to feel a little bit better within the first few days however, this is also the same time the weather around here started to warm up to around 74...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    1 Week In! St Johns Wort :)

    I have been reading a lot of experiences here that have been very helpful. It's my first time to take any sort of antidepressant but I figured I had to help myself one way or another. I grew so tired of being sad in the middle of the day, with endless thoughts going through my...
    RaineSantos RaineSantos 31-35, F Sep 7, 2013

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    Taking St. John'S Wort

    So I've been taking St. John's Wort for depression for the past few days, I've seen some improvement in my depression. St. John's Wort actually helps with depression. Along with diet & exercise it really helps. Cheaper than a prescription antidepressant and just as effective...
    1988lk 1988lk 26-30 1 Response Aug 26, 2013

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    So Far All Smiles =]

    I'm a firm believer in natural cures & healthy habits. I'm always researching herbal supplementation and have ran across several that I truly love for different purposes. St. John's Wort will now forever be a staple in my book and I am inspired to pass on the word to others who...
    soulfulcj soulfulcj 26-30, M Feb 25, 2013

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    For Depression

    I was wondering if anyone ever took St johns wort and if it helped them with depression and sleeping. Where there any side effects and well their all around experience with it.  Im curious because I want to try a natural way to cure my depression and if certain foods...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 5 Responses Jun 17, 2009

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    St-john's Wort

    When I stopped taking my anti-depressant, I took a few doses of St-John's Wort not to feel the anti-depressant withdrawal. * If a person is on anti-depressant, you cannot take this tea.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2011

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    As of Today

    I started taking it today and am keeping my fingers crossed that it helps with my depression. Even if it only helps a little it'll be worth it. I have heard great things from people who have used it but I'm not going to get my hopes up as I don't want to be disappointed!!
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2007

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    It Works!

    I have Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome and regularly experience one of it's symptoms which is depression. I have tried almost everything natural because i refuse to take any pharmaceutical anti-depressants with so much side effects. I have taken SJW for 4 months now and i feel...
    mclani888 mclani888 31-35 2 Responses Apr 15, 2010

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    I Want To Take St Johns Wort And I Neeed Advice

    I want to start taking the herb i cant always to remember to take pills so i want to take it in tea form. Does anyone like it? Does it help?  I know you have to keep up with it. How long are you suppose to take it for? Is it ok to take for a person who doesn't have good...
    Torishu Torishu 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2010

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    Peanut Allergy

    The St Johns Wort package says not to take it if you have a peanut allergy even though there aren't any in the ingredients, so I'm guessing it was made in a nut environment - has anyone experienced any allergic reactions?
    ellieggggg ellieggggg 18-21 Sep 18, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I'm sick of the stress! Being married to the idiot that I am brings so much stress and drama into my life it's unreal. I'm 38+1 weeks pregnant and I have his family causing so much...
    JenniBob JenniBob 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    After I was utterly attacked and humiliated verbally I cried, felt worthless and empty /soulless and now I'm depressed. Whereas I was happy and wanted to make others happy and help...
    Allornothing16 Allornothing16 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    time to change back. its not worth it to get stressed over what i cant change. time to stop being a kid crying over not getting ice cream for dinner and just relax.
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I really want to kill myself. My life is going on horribly. My mother has psychotic depression, she has been on an affair for 9 years & has just recently stopped after being...
    mangoseed mangoseed 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I've suffered from chronic pain for most of my life, but doctors didn't know why. When I was 18, I went to a neurologist. I learned later that he's actually the best neurologist in...
    hiddenkitty hiddenkitty 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Unless I take it, I don't want others taking my photo, it makes me look more unflattering than I already am, at least if I take it, it makes me look a little better! aha.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    despite all the pix I do take....I really do not like having my picture taken. sometimes me taking an obsessive amount of pics is my way of getting over the fact that I don't like...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 6 days ago

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    It's delicious. I think Papa Johns should take over the world!
    badazzbasicbich badazzbasicbich 18-21, F Aug 18

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    I have been suffering with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I have reached out and asked members of my family for support, and I the best response I got was 'I've got my own problems...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M Aug 16

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    I feel I am worthless .. I know this girl was my teacher , she is not very pretty but she is nice , she likes yoga and sports ! I feel she is good ! She is a yoga teacher now...
    NoneEver NoneEver 22-25, F Aug 16

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    I will make you regret not wanting to ask me out. All of you invisibles that I once thought could fill my voids. I will grow stronger and more beautiful by hard work and...
    Sometimesilence Sometimesilence 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    If they don't then the boys would take over. And if that happens we'll it actually has already happened that but it's not just boys who are cruel and reckless girls can also be...
    Singingbutterfly Singingbutterfly 13-15, F Aug 14

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    Here is a letter from Christian Home: When I was 14, I was being raised by my mother, an aunt and older sister. My father had long ago abandoned the family. Both adult women had...
    TeachingRespect TeachingRespect 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Here is another article from the archives of Christian Home: ROLE MODELS FOR BOYS The male supremacists are at it again. This time their target is single mothers. Their...
    TeachingRespect TeachingRespect 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    First there were squabbles with her. The time came when I could hardly wait for her message bubbles to come thru (still convinced that she is just taking the pi$$ out of me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 13

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    It is a shame when a woman is taken advantage of. Woman was created to enhance not be token down by a man. I really try to avoid being used. It is bad enough what could happen...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    Love is a beautiful thing. It is the most beautiful thing in this world. It is worth anything as long as the love is real.
    RebellioustoanEnd RebellioustoanEnd 18-21, F Aug 12

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    I never take off my wedding band, but I also never take off a rubber bracelet that says "Imagine the Possibilities." It was my uncle's and he wore it when he was battling leukemia...
    JennSadai JennSadai 36-40 Aug 10

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    I have a 14K gold bracelet my grandpa gave to me before he died. I haven't taken it off since. Also I have an anlet I got on a trip from a pastor because she was excited we ame to...
    seanboy1993 seanboy1993 18-21, M Aug 10

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    It's been a while since I used this app. I figure I'd post something not worth reading. :D I always use this app at the end if the day, cause during the day I usually have things...
    Dadan2 Dadan2 18-21, M Aug 10

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    It's been a while since I used this app. I figure I'd post something not worth reading. :D I always use this app at the end if the day, cause during the day I usually have things...
    Dadan2 Dadan2 18-21, M Aug 10

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    I wear my necklace, which I've had for over four years now. I have only taken off for a couple of days when my chain snapped because of some bad nightmares. Now, it's a fairly...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    One year ago I made a decision to start on a product that provides every single vitamin and mineral that my body needs. I am now 42 years old and my health is very important to me...
    mrbailey1973 mrbailey1973 41-45, M Aug 9

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    Only sleeping and allergy pills. The ones that contain DIP. I take 150 - 175mg when my family's awake, and 250mg when there not. Just took the last of my 7 which is 175 mg so it's...
    MsStruggle MsStruggle 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    its starting to thunder outside and get darker inside. so i'm going to take advantage of these ideal conditions.
    amazedbygrace amazedbygrace 26-30, F Aug 8

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