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best meds?

i was diagnosed with depression last year & had medication but it just made me sleepy. i can't remember the name- i am planning on ordering some st. johns wort tomorrow and if i can ever get out of the house or off the couch (due to anxiety & depression) i would like to go to a dr. & get some medications. mu depression is affecting my children as well.

can anyone tell me what meds worked for them the best?
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All of us are different so it's hard to say which med might work for you. St. johns Wort is supposed to help with mild to moderate depression so it would'nt hurt to try it. If it does'nt work then you should see your Dr. about getting on an antidepressant. There are some that are more stimulating and won't make you tired. Take care. Remar
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Do not take St.John's Wort with any medication, there can be seriously harmful side effects, basically you are taking poison. There are no double blind studies to show the efficacy of this natural drug, nor are there any regulations in place by the FDA, because it's considered a food supplement.  Many Anti-depressants make you sleep for the first couple of weeks or so. If you don't have a psychiatrist, it might be good to get a referral, you may have a different diagnosis.
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