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Sam-e or St Johns Wort for depression?
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Sam-e or St Johns Wort for depression?

Anybody have any experience with either of these?  I know that you have to be careful with herbal supplements as they can interact with prescribed medications, but other than that, I have no personal experience with whether or not these actually work for depression.

Thoughts anyone?

Hugs,
Chrisy
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I too have no personal experience with these. You are right to tread lightly when it comes to herbal supplements. "Natural" doesn't necessarily mean "healthful." If you ask your doctor about these, please let us know the results.

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When I could not afford anti depressants a Dr. told me to use Sam-e. It and St. Johns do interact with certain medications. I had been on tons of vitamins and supplements prior to my diagnosis because I had a bad case of mononucleosis. My Neurologist made me stop everything except Vitamin D.

Consult your Doctor first.

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My Internist was the one who I called with the question regarding herbal treatments for depression.  Sam-e & St. John's wort were the 2 that she mentioned, with the proper warnings about interactions with medications as well as not knowing how they can effect someone long term.

I am hoping to hear from a naturopath regarding this subject too.  I will let you know what I find out.

Chrisy
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