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st johns wort tabs question

(8 Posts)
biglips Wed 16-Dec-15 23:10:47

Is it worth me buying some even though I'm exhausted from not sleeping well for years due to struggling financially. My dh is self employed and business is not great.

Thanks

Tate15 Thu 17-Dec-15 07:33:02

Try magnesium supplement instead.

blahblahblah2000 Thu 17-Dec-15 07:34:04

It can help some people. Just be aware it does interfere with some prescription medicine (I.e. Decreases effectiveness of contraceptive pill)

NewToNoContact Thu 17-Dec-15 11:01:40

Is the magnesium for sleep or depression?

Also, with SJW, is there a standard dose you should be taking like there is in Germany? Like if I was going to start taking SJW, which one should I buy?

NewToNoContact Thu 17-Dec-15 11:09:28

Is it pronounced Saint John's Wort or Sinjens Wort?

scaevola Thu 17-Dec-15 11:25:12

I think you should go and see a GP before self-medicating.

Yes, if you were in Germany, you might be given St John's Wort by your doctor (as it's mainstream there) but British doctors don't seem to use it. So self-medication is probably the only route if you have a specific reason to want that specific thing.

But I'd wanted to be checked, for things like thyroid function or possible anaemia, before choosing a medicine.

And yes, you need to check your contraception (if using any) if you take St John's Wort as it interferes with the pill.

biglips Thu 17-Dec-15 20:41:15

I've had everything tested and I'm on the coil.

biglips Sat 19-Dec-15 08:36:16

The jaydess coil I am on (the low hormone coil).....and I don't take any other meds

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