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Too many meds, too little time

Posted by Jan on July 4, 1999, at 2:11:31

In reply to Re: 5HTP + StJohns, posted by JohnL on July 3, 1999, at 16:52:02

Hi, gang -- I discovered your discussions through
a search engine, and decided to join in. I am
currently on Effexor, my fourth med. I've got
great news and terrible news. The great news is
that I've never been so depression and anxiety
free. I have not had one nightmare or woken up
with anxiety in weeks. I'm assuming that the fact
it's time-released is a big factor. The bad news
is that all of my side effects seem to be even
worse: dryness, foot jerks, sexual disinterest,
etc. I'm not sure it's worth it!

I also saw the Newsweek article, and it boosted my
hopes that maybe something might help. But I was
very disenchanted to see your comments on price.
I had never heard of 5HTP before, and will ask my
doctor about both (she's up on everything). Any
other suggestions? (I've taken Prozac, Wellbutrin,
and Luvox. Effexor works the best so far for my




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