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Re: st. john

Posted by Jubee on June 24, 1999, at 9:11:40

In reply to Re: st. john, posted by CindyM on June 10, 1999, at 8:54:23

I tried SJW once for approximately 7 weeks but it didn't work for me and I suffered a serotonin reaction because I began taking Effexor 7 days after stopping the SJW.

SJW is a psychotropic medication (it is the most prescribed antidepressant in Germany) and there are many who have found it to be the med for them. I strongly advise that you use SJW, or any other psychotropic, only while in the care of a psychiatrist who is well trained in psychopharmacology. Psychotropics are powerful drugs and the actions of most are little understood. In my opinion, non-psychiatrists should not be prescribing these types of medications because they have neither the training nor experience required.

> > > Cindy,
> > > I have been taking 200mg Zoloft for a few months and SJW for a little less. I find it gives me that extra boost on top of the meds. Get some advice from a professional (my Pharmacist helped me) as you cannot believe everything you read. One web page told me that it would cause cardiac arrest with the SSRI's others say you can take it safely. Which is right ? I fully trust my Pharmacist as he knows my situation, all the meds that I am on, and how I am doing. He is also a very experienced professional. The one I take is called ELEZAC and is a combination of many components which aid nervous system funtion. I find that I am feeling so much better that I am going to lower the dose of my Zoloft under the supervision of my Dr. and Pharmacist so the bottom line is get some help from a professional that you trust, make your own mind up.
> > > Alison
> Thank you all for your responses. I spoke to my doctor the other night and I am going to start on Wellebutrin. She told me that the St. Johns wart would be okay for mild depression but mine is too severe. So I guess I will see how it goes with this new one.




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