(Closed) St Johns Wort

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I work for a vitamins supplement company and we sell ALOT of it. I personally have never used it but from what I hear of our customers it is a great product to take.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have tried SJW for short periods of time as a natural anti-depressant but I don’t know that it helped all that much.  There are a lot of foods you’re not supposed to have while taking it and that was a problem for me.  Glad it’s working for you!  Panic attacks are the worst.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I found that 5-HTP helped me better than SJW.  I’m on prescription meds now though.

Post # 8
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2025 posts
Buzzing bee

my mom took it for a long time. side note – i have heard that it can affect the effectiveness of your birth control, so double check on that if you are on any type of bc.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee

OMG! Me too! I was having regular panic attacks a few years back. Granted, it was a tough time. But I started taking St. Johns Wort and Vitamin B and after a few months I felt like a new person. Now, I only take Vitamin B. But honestly, I HAVE TO HAVE it daily or I start getting depressed and lethargic. It hits like a brick wall and I go scrambling for it. The 2 have been a life saver.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

I have in the past.  I suffered from depression and had good and bad days so decided to give it a try.  I found that it brought me down to a level that was somewhere in between.  It was great for a few months or so but I hated not being able to “enjoy” myself.  It may have been psychological.  Now I’m fine. 🙂

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

I was reading an article a while back that suggested when people go to the doctor claiming they’re suffering from severe depression that one of the things the doctor sometimes does is give them a super high dosage of vitamin B. Apparently they’ve found that some people who suffer from depression also have a natural vitamin B deficiency.

How accurate was it? Who knows. But I thought it was interesting nonetheless.

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