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St John's Wort - does it work?

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LaGattaNera Tue 08-Mar-16 10:18:01

GP says I have mild depression which I am inclined to agree with and as a result life just doesn't seem balanced or consistent - my mood varies day to day and it can be hard to make plans and stick to them - even nice ones.

He suggested 37.5mg daily venlafaxine or to try St John's Wort - does anyone take St JW with good results and if so at what dosage please?
If you take venlafaxine and have any comments or advice that would be appreciated too please

many thanks

hrgmoo Tue 08-Mar-16 21:47:44

I took St Johns Wort a few years ago for mild depression and it really worked for me. I had the lowest dose which I believe was 250mg but there are slightly stronger ones available if the lower dose doesn't work. Only other advice I would give is if you take any other medication it can interact and prevent them from working so check with the pharmacist before buying if you are.

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