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Reason for taking: Depression
8/11/2013 5:58:15 AM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I took SJW for over 6 months because I had a pretty severe episode of depression. I took only half of the recommended dose regularly for 6-9 months. The SJW is very powerful. 2 months after I started taking it, I started having severe panic attacks daily. A couple were so severe that I had to go to the Emergency Room. It took me awhile to figure out that it might be the SJW causing the anxiety and ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
8/1/2013 3:44:25 PM

Reviewer: whatproblem, Female (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I went through a difficult period last year, international relocating for a new job. Alone in a new city with a job to do, it was tough...I considered anti-depressants, but I'm so sensitive to side effects of medication and I didn't want it to interfere with my work. I started with just one 300mg pill of St. John's Wort from GNC. A symptom of my depression is tightening in my should ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
7/31/2013 10:55:30 AM

Reviewer: Cyndi C, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I have been taking SJW for about 1 week and I have seen great improvement! Anxiety really kicks my butt, but I have noticed that I am much calmer about things. I wake up in the morning - happy and not full of dread. I still have moments when the " anxiety knots" in my tummy start to kick into full gear; however, I feel that I am able to re-focus on positive thoughts/outcomes and the knot ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
7/2/2013 9:13:33 AM

Reviewer: lily, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I know SJW works for loads of people but I feel I need to share my experience of it because it was so contrary to what I expected! I took it for about a week and quickly started experiencing insomnia, heart palpitations, occasional numbness in my arms and nausea. I felt like my body was retaining a lot of water and so felt very bloated. My pupils also became noticeably dilated. What made me stop t ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Depression
5/4/2013 9:45:30 AM

Reviewer: sadgirl, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Have been on sjw on and off for 2 years after depression diagnosis and short stint on Lexipro. Definitely lifts my mood and negative thought process, panic attacks, crying etc. I can see a difference when I stop taking it. I take 3 each night before bed. No noticeable side effects. Dr thinks it's not strong enough or I have more serious depression because I still feel down sometimes but I feel ... Show Full Comment

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