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Anyone tried St John's Wort or 5 HTP?

Postby loveisthecure » Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:43 pm

I have been avoiding taking prescriptions and have been using natural, over-the-counter antidepressants-St. John's Wort and 5 HTP. So far, they work well b/c they help me stay calm which in turn helps my depression. Some days they are not strong enough and I drink sedative herbal tea to increase the sedative effects of the supplements. It has worked well for me but I am also high functioning and using other self help tools.

Has anyone else tried these? If so what are your comments on them?
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Re: Anyone tried St John's Wort or 5 HTP?

Postby Chucky » Tue Aug 25, 2009 9:29 pm

St. John's Wort is only available on prescription here, but IM not sure about 5-HTP. I think that everyone should try to go to their doctor first, and if they t hen are prescribed medication, they should set out a definitive plan of action (including setting a target to come off the medication) with their doctor.

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