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5-HTP vs St. Johns Worts

Hello Everyone,

I hope everyone is having a good day : )

I wanted to post a question here about supplements/vitamins to help with mood or anxiety.

I was in the store yesterday and saw two vitamins for mood : 5-htp and St. John's Worts (not sure if I am spelling them correctly since it was a quick glance).

Has anyone had any success using these over medication? My anxiety is getting better but still here on a daily and I am currently taking fish oil and as of yesterday a multi vitamin for women.

Just wanted to know if there are success stories how here that one of the above vitamins have helped with anxiety and mood?

Pros and Cons are welcome : )
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St Johns worth has good results for moderate depression,Imnot sure about anxiety but as it works as an ssri Id guess it might be good for that too.You cant take it with certain meds though so be carefull. Its also takes about 2 weeks to have effect. Lily
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I have tried both st johns wort and valerian root.  St john's wort just made me tired, and valerian root made mt head feel buzzy and gave me a headache.  But I must say that i tried these remedies after having been on benzos and trying to get off.... they did not help me.  But they might help you.  Fair warning, tho: DO NOT take st johns wort if you take zoloft!!!  They interact awfully.  Good luck! - Blu
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Thanks to both of you. I actually am not on any meds yet. Still weighing out my options. Would love to try natural remedies first.

Just made my first appt. with a naturopath so I hope that they can help. Not sure if they have experience with clients with depression but Dr. stated that she just took a class on neurotransmitters. So hope that it will be a success : )

Wish me Luck.
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