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I Take St Johns Wort

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Placebo

    I'm calling it, 100% placebo effect.
    Jared91 Jared91 22-25, M Jun 21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 really don't. Wake up every day, so tired and defeated that have to live another day, and that‘s even if I do sleep, which is extremely rare anymore. Have to force myself to...
    GhostOfGrey GhostOfGrey 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 30

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
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    Howard beale - " I don't have to tell you things are bad. Everybody knows things are bad. It's a depression. Everybody's out of work or scared of losing their job. The dollar buys...
    MK25 MK25 22-25, M Nov 30

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    I felt worthless all of my life. But i tell u, i never had a bad heart. Either way i allways had a heart of gold. And been treated like im nothing. All the years i thought there is...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am disposable. Easily replaced. Too much effort. I wish I knew why I didn't deserve the respect and love I had given. I wish I knew what I had done wrong. If it was really just...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 9

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    I've done nothing but cry for 3 months my ex who I love broke up with me. I told him I was suicidle he ended up telling 11 people making me feel exposed. my mom found out and...
    tisbutascratch tisbutascratch 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Since the announcement of the tragic death of Australian cricketer Phil Hughes I have been reflecting on the risks we take every day in life & how suddenly, like a bolt out of the...
    simon0470 simon0470 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 29

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    Day 3: Honeymoon in Vegas This movie is similar to City Slickers because it's a comedy about how an adult, a man, overcomes a internal conflict to realize a milestone in his...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Here's my puppy I payed 180 dollars and he is well worth it
    mrwilson062198 mrwilson062198 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    You're not alone, you're not worthless, message me if you ever need someone to talk to
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M Nov 23

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    You're not alone, you're not worthless, message me if you ever need someone to talk to
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M Nov 23

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    I don't know what to do. I don't understand how all of my love and all the things he said to me were nothing. I don't understand how he could delete everything that I was and...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 16 Responses Nov 23

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    Please don't hesitate to talk to me if you ever feel alone, worthless, sad, or feel the need to hurt yourself. You're not alone in your struggle, everyone at some point feels the...
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    Please don't hesitate to talk to me if you ever feel alone, worthless, sad, or feel the need to hurt yourself. You're not alone in your struggle, everyone at some point feels the...
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M Nov 23

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    Please don't hesitate to talk to me if you ever feel alone, worthless, sad, or feel the need to hurt yourself. You're not alone in your struggle, everyone at some point feels the...
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M Nov 23

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    Everyday I See my friends with the perfect bodies, Pretty Long Hair, Gorgeous Features. Im so Green With Envy it hurts. All Ive ever wanted was to be accepted, not to stand out and...
    Bhoddinott Bhoddinott 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I am married to a wonderful man who loves me to my core, I have two amazing children who are my world and bring me so much joy, a great sister and a best friend who lean on me for...
    Smilechik Smilechik 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I can't sleep. I'm too busy thinking that I am worthless and a horrible person. I have been crying myself to sleep a lot recently and I really don't know why I have been feeling...
    pinklimeliz pinklimeliz 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    When will the princess figure it out she ain't worth saving? Heavy the head that bears the crown Of my mistaken, apathy for sympathy I was never good enough to be anything but...
    LiesGreedMisery LiesGreedMisery 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    She makes me so happy. But all i manage to do is **** up. She deserves happiness but that will never involve me. I guess I'm just worthless, useless and unlovable
    KiwiDan KiwiDan 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 9

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    I try and try to make things work been faithful but he doesn't treat me right like a little kid... Make it like I'm worthless.unwanted and don't matter... I tell him what I need...
    Confusedandlonely04 Confusedandlonely04 26-30 1 Response Dec 11

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This Holiday break has been difficult-basically what it comes down to though is feeling worthless. My grades suffered this semester and this isn't the first time this has happened...
    poojibp poojibp 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I heard it was about a tree and a boy. The tree was generous. Very generous, in fact, it may have been too generous. Perhaps a...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I am so stupid. Really can't understand why I can't please my husband. It is bad enough that we have had no sex for 2 years now, but he made me feel worthless last night ,once...
    lovedbymost lovedbymost 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have a gold ring that I wear all the time. When I sleep, as I shower, even if I needed to wear another ring, I'd still wear this one too. I got this ring from my father, and he...
    CoolManMcGoodName CoolManMcGoodName 16-17, M Dec 1

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    Though I’m careful not to overdo it nowadays. There’s an attraction once you start taking a supplement and feel minutely better to start taking loads for all the ‘aspects...
    morea morea 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I work hard to get nowhere. Constantly get taken advantage of. But worst of all I'm stuck. Stuck in a house sharing a bedroom with a sibling that is bipolar and has borderline...
    Fulgurite Fulgurite 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have nothing prescribed to me. Just a bunch of over-the-counter meds. I take benadryl for my sinuses and to help me sleep. Sometimes I cave and take benadryl when I absolutely...
    Rocksparkles Rocksparkles 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I have been a photographic nut for more years than most of you have been alive. It started in High School and continues to today. I remember a Christmas gift from my parents...
    dsm455 dsm455 70+, M 5 Responses Nov 24

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    I like to take pictures of anything. Making something that is taken for granted more often than not, and making it the center of attention gives me joy. I see something beautiful...
    dreamingoptimist dreamingoptimist 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 12

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