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Re: Interaction of Zoloft and St. John's Wort

Posted by nancy on June 30, 1999, at 13:09:01

In reply to Interaction of Zoloft and St. John's Wort, posted by Mary Murphy on June 29, 1999, at 11:04:25

i can't say from personal experience how well you may do going from an antidepressant to the sole use of st. john's wort. but, i did try this interesting herb for a few months, as recommended in literature covering its use, before relenting to the knowledge that my depression was continuing to worsen.

have you, also, read that this herb is only effective in the mild to moderate forms of depression? i thought that was what i later discovered with reading more information. Also, i've read that taking an ssri and st. john's wort conconcurrently, has resulted in episodes of seritonin syndrome.

let us know what more you find out,

> I have been on 100mg of Zoloft for a year, previous to that I was on Prozac
> for 4 years. I have gained 50 lbs. during this period of time. I received
> information that St. John's Wort and pantothenic acid
> would help me to lose the weight that I gained. My
> doctor doesn't want me to take these drugs in combination
> because he says that I might suffer from something
> called serotonin syndrome.
> I am really anxious to lose weight, so I am considering
> stopping the Zoloft and only taking the other medicine.
> Any advice?




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