(Closed) St. Johns Wort

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I’ve been taking it off and on for years, to help alleviate depression symptoms. I can say that it WORKS for me – I can tell when I don’t take it for a few days, and I start to feel funky again.

Post # 4
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2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I took it for awhile when I was getting kind of depressed when dealing with a really rough patch of another chronic disease that was preventing me from really living my life. I was told it would just help out with decreasing that stressful feeling and I think it worked fine.

Post # 6
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2083 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@Miss Tattoo: Ugh that sounds stressful :/ I definitely didn’t feel medicated when taking this.

Post # 7
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979 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Not sure if your doctor told you this, but studies have shown that St. John’s Wort can interfere with birth control pills.  I started taking it for depression and even cleared it with my doctor only to find out later that it should not be taken if you are on the pill.  So I stopped it and luckily didn’t have any problems, but it is something to think about.

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