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I Take St Johns Wort

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Placebo

    I'm calling it, 100% placebo effect.
    Jared91 Jared91 22-25, M Jun 21, 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 26-30, F Sep 7, 2013

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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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    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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    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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