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St Johns Wort

(10 Posts)
emmielou Tue 05-Apr-05 20:32:32

Anyone use it? Does it help with depression?

wobblyknicks Tue 05-Apr-05 20:33:58

I've used it in the past and it seemed to work for me, but it can interfere with lots of medication (and the Pill, which is why i don't take it now) so ask your gp before you take it.

swiperfox Tue 05-Apr-05 20:34:03

I use it and i think its brilliant - it has really picked me up - there's a whole thread about it - i'll just go find it for you

mummytosteven Tue 05-Apr-05 20:34:59

I've used but didn't like it - it gave me a really weird tic so I stopped taking it after a few days. It does have quite a good reputation for helping with mild depression, but doesn't work for everyone. one thing to watch for is it interacting with other drugs - so if you are on any prescription medication, check it out with a doc/pharmacist first. e.g. SJW can make the pill less effective.

IMHO if you are feeling down enough to self medicate, it's worth going to see the doc anyway - aside from anything else they can check for physical problems like low thyroid levels/low iron levels that can cause depression/anxiety.

darlingbud Tue 05-Apr-05 20:36:54

Dad used it. It worked a bit like Kalms for him - not ADs just a way to help deal better with stressful situations.

swiperfox Tue 05-Apr-05 20:44:20

have a look here there's some handy advice

emmielou Tue 05-Apr-05 20:46:58

Thx Swiperfox, but the link gave the World time zone ???

Katemum Tue 05-Apr-05 20:52:13

It's working quite well for me at the moment. Have mild pnd and didn't want to take ads.

swiperfox Tue 05-Apr-05 20:54:19

lol - no idea why!!! Will try again

swiperfox Tue 05-Apr-05 20:55:33

hopefullyhere !!!

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