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Re: prozac,xanax and St.John'Wort

Posted by JohnL on October 30, 1999, at 3:40:35

In reply to Re: prozac,xanax and St.John'Wort, posted by saint james on October 29, 1999, at 23:07:44

Just wanted to clarify one point. Because Prozac+St Johns is a benign mix for me personally, adding St Johns to any AD has the potential for very disturbing adverse reactions. There was a documented case of Paxil+St Johns being extraordinarily sedating. That happened with me too. I couldn't drive more than 5 minutes without having to pull off the road and nod out. It was a nightmare. Thought I would never come back from the ozone. That trial lasted a day. See ya!

Then with Zoloft the St Johns gave me a continuous panic feeling. Like butterflies in the stomach. That terror one might get before getting up in front of a crowd or something. I tried once and then again a month later just to see. It was bad. No way Jose.

I do recall someone here months ago uses St Johns with Zoloft. So these strange reactions don't happen with everyone. But with all the unknown mechanisms of St Johns, who knows how it reacts on a molecular level when combined with any of the SSRIs. For me it's fine with Prozac, but a nightmare with anything else.

Just wanted to say if anyone else experiments with adding St Johns to an AD, it is wise to start with just one pill a day and feel it out before continuing. Also let the doc know. My own doc was the one who first suggested it. Brave soul he is. Must have good malpractice insurance. This is like venturing in uncharted waters. Might be a pleasant sail, might be a shipwreck. If one is to try it, approach with a sense of caution and see how it goes.




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