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    Coming Off SJW

    Hi Everyone, I'm 27 and female, and I've been taking SJW since March 2007, so nearly 7 years. When I began taking it, I was very unhappy but did not wish to take synthetic anti-depressants. For me, SJW took a couple of months to have a result, and another couple of months to find the best dose...
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    SJW and the Oral Contraceptive Pill

    Hi Everyone, I have been taking about 600mg of SJW daily for three years. I find that it really works for me as a gentle mood-lifter, and I have slowly been lifted from moderate depression to very milld occasional downs over that three year period. I now feel happy. A few months ago I...
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    Blue Skies on the horizon - SJW Day-by-day Journal

    Hi there Sunless. All I would say to you is don't give up! It took months for me to feel the really positive effects of SJW, and it is a very gradual process. But it is worth persevering. One positive thing I really took from SJW was that it gave me some positivity and hope, which was very...
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    Blue Skies on the horizon - SJW Day-by-day Journal

    It's been a while since I posted here, but I thought it might be helpful to follow up this thread. It's now been two years since I started taking SJW. I am still taking it, and have found a dose to suit me: ~750mg/day. If I take more than this, it seems to stop working, and less than this isn't...
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    Sensitive skin

    What kind of rashes are you experiencing, if you don't mind me asking? You might be right, and these rashes may be caused by SJW (I don't know anything about the possibility of SJW causing this, so I can't help you on this front). But one of my first thoughts was that there is a possibility that...
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    Blue Skies on the horizon - SJW Day-by-day Journal

    Hey everyone, I have now passed the six week mark with SJW. I experimented a couple of weeks ago, and raised my dosage to 900mg a day. Within a couple of days I began to feel worse, and realised that perhaps that dosage was too high for me. I brought my dosage back down to 600mg and recently...
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    upset and don't know why

    Breakthrough, I'm not sure I agree. Not all SJW brands offer the same amount of milligrams in a capsule, so 3-a-day in one brand might actually be double the dose of 3-a-day using another brand. Surely it's best to measure these things in milligrams instead? A lot of things I've read on this...
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    upset and don't know why

    Hey, I think a similar thing happened to me when I first began taking SJW (you can see my 'diary' in the post called "Blueskies on the horizon". I felt really good for a few days...probably the first 5-7 days...and then I got really down again, the same as I was before I started taking it... But...
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    Blue Skies on the horizon - SJW Day-by-day Journal

    Hey Everyone, I was going to do this day-by-day but then my internet broke so I couldn't do it for a while - sorry! I've now been taking SJW for 20 days, nearly 3 weeks. After my last couple of posts I started to feel really low. I lost a lot of hope - thought that perhaps the effect I had...
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    Blue Skies on the horizon - SJW Day-by-day Journal

    Breakthrough, thanks for your comment. I think there's definitely some significant anxiety involved in how I've been feeling, so I think you might be right. I think I'm suffering from mild depression as well though, possibly prompted and fueled by the anxiety. Friday, 3rd Mar It was a really...
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    Blue Skies on the horizon - SJW Day-by-day Journal

    Introduction I'm Rosie and I think I've been suffering from mild to moderate depression since December last year, although I didn't recognise it as such until about three weeks ago. I feel like I have lost sight of myself, my self image is absolutely destroyed and I have been circling despair...
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