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    Should I worry about itching?

    I used to find that fish oil that was high in EPA made me angsty and edgy and affected my sleep. Fish oil that was high in DHA made me feel sluggish and withdrawn. Needless to say, I stopped using it. Taking supplements is all about working out what works and what doesn't alongside what is...
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    Should I worry about itching?

    I'm sure you're right to go back to one-per day. Don't taper up too quickly -- it may have unwanted side-effects, and it's always good to keep that extra third dose-per-day up your sleeve in case you need an extra boost.
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    Should I worry about itching?

    Hiya Infoman and welcome to the forum. Unfortunately skin irritation / rashes are a known side-effect of taking SJW for some people. Obviously, it is your call as to whether this side-effect is sufficiently bad to prevent you carrying on with SJW, but if the symptoms worsen then you should...
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    doesn't work for everyone?

    I am sorry that your experience of talk therapy wasn't a positive one. It doesn't necessarily provide the 'answer' for everyone and finding the right therapist is often problematic and takes a bit of trial and error. In my experience, a good talk therapist won't tell you to go away and 'do...
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    doesn't work for everyone?

    Hiya CC, and welcome to the forum. The short answer to your question is that SJW doesn't work for everyone -- just like conventional anti-depressants don't work for everyone. From your description it sounds like you've given SJW a fair trial (in terms of trying different product over a...
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    is 300 mg effective?

    Yes, definitely. In fact, I would actually recommend that as a good starting point. If you need to you can increase the dose, but starting at 300 mg is a good idea and can be effective.
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    Negative thoughts...

    Negative automatic thoughts (NATs) are negative thoughts or impulses that pop into our heads without any warning, which if left unchecked, worsen our mood and contribute towards anxiety and depression. Many psychological treatments and talk therapies, such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)...
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    Looking to see if someone has any New Chapter's SC27 left over...

    Check out this link. It's for an online supplier called House of Nutrition, who I have to admit I've never heard of. They have a product page for SC27 and there doesn't appear to be the usual 'out of stock' caption. I started filling out an order without any problem. My apologies if this is a...
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    SJW and alcohol

    Hiya, Kelly. I too am sorry that things have gone quiet on here over the past couple of years. I hope whatever social media 'alternatives' are out there are as good as this Board used to be -- hopefully still will be. I've no recollection of any disagreements during my time here. The reason I...
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    Looking to see if someone has any New Chapter's SC27 left over...

    I just had a quick look on the New Chapter website and the only SJW product I could find (Mood Take Care) seems to use a hypericin / hyperforin combination, whereas the old SC27 was just hyperforin based. For the life of me, I don't understand why supplement companies fiddle around with their...
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    Had to quit work due to depression

    Sorry to hear about you quitting your job. I can vividly remember what a nightmare it is to suffer depression while in the workplace. Every minute feels like an hour, you can't function mentally and you feel incredibly vulnerable and exposed. I hope that the time off has given you some relief...
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    Diets lacking in Magnesium>>ADHD Depression

    Just thought I would add my voice in favour of magnesium supplementation to help with anxiety and depression. I started taking it back in 2006 and noticed straight away that it lifted my mood and had an immediate, and very beneficial, impact on cognitive performance. Over the years I've trialled...
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    Newbie

    Alice, Have you thought about using a light box during the winter months? I find light therapy to be hugely effective in combatting the effects of SAD. In particular it helps with mood and insomnia. Additionally, it's entirely natural and complements vitamin D (which I also use). Light boxes...
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    Chasing Rainbows?

    Nicky, Have you tried magnesium? I find that helps my cognitive level when I am feeling sluggish, withdrawn and mentally lethargic. 200mg magnesium citrate usually does the trick within around 3-4 hours. Perika could be worth a try on the basis that it is different in formulation to Kira and...
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    Antidepressants or SJW?!?

    My advice would be to give the anti-depressants a try. Although it's a shame that you have not been able to use Perika or Kira, Swiss Natural Sources is a reputable brand and overall you seem to have given the SJW a fair trial with absolutely no benefit. Would a change of brand help? In all...
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