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Re: Rhodiola - Experiences? bleauberry

Posted by kezia on January 2, 2008, at 21:32:52

In reply to Re: Rhodiola - Experiences?, posted by bleauberry on January 1, 2008, at 17:51:30

I really, really, really want to try Rhodiola, but I am taking Lexapro (typical dose 10mg, but sometimes 20mg during PMS). Should I be worried about serotonin syndrome if I decide to add it to my regime? My pdoc doesn't know anything about Rhodiola and, until I mentioned that it worked on MAO, but was not a MAO inhibitor, he didn't seem to mind if I tried it. Sigh - what to do, what to do . . .

> I could never make it past a week on Rhodiola. The first day there usually is a nice immediate boost of mood. It quickly fades into fatigue. The next day, no repeat goodness. Fatigue seems to get worse with each day. Higher doses make me feel even worse. I've trie everything from 25mg a day to 300mg and it all felt aweful. Also caused a panic like feeling upon waking each morning, even though the rest of the day was glum and down without any stimulation. Basically, Rhodiola had me a lot more fatigued and a lot more depressed than I had started. So much so that it was kind of scary.
> The brand I used was New Chapter.
> About 10 years ago I did get a nice shortlived response from Rhodiola when I added it to prozac. Wow I felt good for a couple weeks. Then it pooped out into just feeling like prozac alone, and it somehow made me incapable of having sex. That brand definitely worked, at least for a while. Don't remember the name. It was from overseas, the supposed true original rhodiola, I believe from Life Extension Foundation?
> Rhodiola has so much promise that there is a whole book written on its wonders, called the Rhodiola Revolution. At a st johns wort forum there are people who love rhodiola after failing sjw or 5htp. Go figure, me, well, no such luck.




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