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Re: Has anyone tried natural antidepressants?

Posted by Bill L on May 25, 2001, at 10:34:00

In reply to Has anyone tried natural antidepressants?, posted by N.P. on May 23, 2001, at 15:38:28

NP- Let me just say first that if you have severe depression, you will probably not get sufficient relief from SJW. If you are suicidal, you need to see a doctor and probably try a prescription antidepressant. They are very safe and effective for most people.

If you have mild depression, SJW could work. It can interfere with birth control pills so that would be a factor for some people.

The usual starting amount is 900 mg per day of 0.3% hypericum (in 2 doses of 450 or 3 doses of 300). But some people get better results using up to double that amount. Since you are getting fast results, maybe it will help you. SJW often takes 2 or 3 months to build up in your body. But once again, it's not for severe depression.

Some people get good results with SAM-e either alone, or in combination with a prescription AD. I personally have taken SAM-e for 2 and a half years. I take it along with Celexa (prescription AD) with very good results.

5-HTP has good stuff written about it in some books. But I have not read too many actual success stories about it in posts.

> Has anyone tried St Johns wort or any other natural stuff? Does it help? I'm on 600mg of St. Johns wort now and the stuff does work, but not as good as I would want it to. Maybe it's because it's been a little more than a week and it didn't kick in yet. Or maybe I need 900mg a day. Anyone ever had any good results with herbs? I would love to see a realy good herbalist about it but don't want to just pick one out of yellow pages.
> Any feedbacks are appreciated.




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