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    mildac

    Here's a translation of Coco's message... Bonjour Les, je fait un tranduction de Google Translate: I'm sorry to hear you started getting anxiety taking St. John's Wort, I don't know how common that is. You could try something like 5-HTP, it is available without a prescription too and works...
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    15 years on Wellbutrin, off for 4.5 years with the help of SJW

    +1 for Maca, it's been used for centuries for boosting libido. It can be a bit expensive but it's worth trying. Ginseng can be helpful for libido too, also expensive in capsules but your local Chinese herbal store may carry it in an inexpensive, liquid vial form of ginseng, which can be better...
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    I'm going to shut down this site... :(

    Thanks everyone for your nice words, I appreciate it. That's what I needed to hear too. Okay, you've got it, I'll keep it going. And if anyone sees weird things on the forum like spam just hit the "Report" button on the bottom of that post, it flags it for me and sends me an email, making it...
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    Started SJW a week ago on May 15, 2018 at a lower dose of 300 mg, 2x a day instead of 3x a day due to my smaller body size

    Hi Ramon, coco's message translates to mean, it's better to start with small doses. And I agree, see how the 600mg goes for you, you can always go to 900mg later. I like to take mine at night before bed.
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    I'm going to shut down this site... :(

    I'll keep it going as long as there's interest, and ideally I can find someone to help run the site and keep it more active.
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    I'm going to shut down this site... :(

    I think I got most of the spam on the main page removed now - if you find more, just flag it and I'll keep deleting. And I upgraded to XenForo 2 this week to tighten the spam controls, there are 542 attempted spam messages in the queue that didn't make it to the forum. :)
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    I'm going to shut down this site... :(

    Thanks for the reply. It's not a money issue at all, and not a technical issue either. I just want the forum to be used and be helpful to people out there. I can't reply to every message and it's tough to see people ask questions here and go for days, or weeks, or longer, without a response...
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    I'm going to shut down this site... :(

    Sadly after 20+ years I think I'll need to shut down this site. Few people use the forum anymore and there's a constant barrage of spammers. If anyone is interested in taking over the website and forum please email me. I'd like to hand it over to someone who truly cares about people and wants...
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    40 years old and I'm finally addressin' the depression

    Mostly better is pretty good! Everyone has bad days sometimes. Thanks for the update!
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    Withdrawal symptoms?

    Denise I meant to ask you: how well did the Gaia brand work for you? Someone who just joined here, "Fast Heart Mart" was asking about that brand so I thought I'd reply to your post. Perika is a well-known brand as well, it's just not available everywhere. Hope you are doing well. I'm not sure...
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    SJW and alcohol

    Cool, thank-you for the comments! After a full 20 years of running this site and the forums, the real reason I keep it running is for people like you. Thanks for joining and posting! Kelly
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    40 years old and I'm finally addressin' the depression

    Hi and welcome! The site isn't very busy anymore, I guess I mis-managed it for a while so people left and then I even shut it down for a month or so, only to revive it later... and I still visit every week or two. While it's not as busy as it once was I hope that it's still a valuable place to...
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    Introducing myself

    Hi Elizabeth and welcome!!
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    Dosage question

    Hey Paul, that's cool and thanks for letting us know. Getting the info from the source is the best too. In a way it makes sense as most capsules say "take 1/day" on the bottle whereas you'd typically need 3/day to be effective. I'm a coffee addict as well. Caffeine is still a drug but at least...
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    Dosage question

    Hi Paul and welcome to the forum! Does it say anything else on the bottle about the concentration, standardization or the amount of hypericin? I really like tinctures but have always found the dosage calculations to be very confusing as it's the amount of hypericin, the medical component found...
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    Introducing myself

    Hi Jenn and welcome to the forum! Thanks for taking the time to register & post. Many people find St. John's Wort starts working pretty quickly but not everyone, which is why it's good to wait at least a few weeks. I hope it works well for you. Feel free to ask questions anytime.
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    Coming off Prozac

    Hi Faith! I don't think you need to wait two weeks. Some people start SJW while they're still weaning off their prescription med and it seemed to work fine. I don't think there's a rule either way, and generally don't want to make the time gap too difficult. Most important is to never stop...
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    Debating on SJW or medication

    Hi Danielle, sorry to year about what you've been going through. I hope you have a much better year in 2017! If you're worried about withdrawal from stopping an antidepressant then note that the prescription meds are MUCH worse than SJW. Years ago I was taking Paxil and after stopping it...
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    SJW and alcohol

    It's safe to start with 3/day but not required. Being a little anxious you might as well build up to it... it will give your body time to adjust and the only downside is that it will take a little longer to get the full effect. If you like you can just take 1/day for a few days, then 2/day for a...
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    Hello. Started taking sjw because of this page, but....

    I can't think of any big reason not to try 5HTP as well. Sometimes it works when St. John's Wort doesn't, I've heard quite a few people say that. After a while you'll probably decide to take one or the other instead of both. Save some money and take fewer capsules. :)