Paxil vs st john's wort

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they all have similar yet different ingredients such as St. John's Wort and Tyrosine and 5HTP. have these worked on anyone? i am much more open to trying these since they are natural and not prone to severe side effects. i just want to start feeling better quickly and am wondering which route to go--synthetic or natural?? please help. thank you.
My withdrawal was so bad they didn't work for me, but many have reported success with St. John's Wort and relaxants such as passionflower while they overcome the withdrawal. And if you go on Paxil or Effexor websites, they should have a section of success stories, so you can see people who did get better. I believe Paxil Progress does. And again, some have had success switching to Prozac for a time until the withdrawal is done, and it's an easier drug to wean off of.
) Still, I might try it again at some point but right now I'm off all supplements and even vitamins. I didn't stop taking Vitamins because of the recent news stories, but they are interesting if anything to show how many different ways there are to look at things. Sometimes I think a ouije board would be helpful. For those interested, here are some recent news stories about vitamins. http://news.google.com/news?
I also had accelerated heart rate, sweating, and shaking. I am on St. John's Wort and Passion Flower pills now. They have helped my anxiety and depression. No side effects. However, they don't take them away completely. Am I destined to fight this battle for the rest of my life? But going off the Lexapro was probably the scariest thing I've ever gone through.
Because I have mild depression, my doctor suggested that I try ginkgo or St. John's wort. Since I can't take the latter, I'm going to try ginkgo. I'll post here on how the weight goes. I've been 2 days off the med now.
I am going to start taking daily doses of St. John's Wort and B complex, to see if that helps. I am also going to get back into my workout routine once my job starts in a couple of weeks. I know that an active lifestyle will help me on the road to recovery, as well as those supplements. But I am starting to realize the #1 thing that will cure these attacks is to stop drinking. Every time I have one of these day-long attacks, I swear to myself that I'm done drinking.
My depression is somewhat re-appearing. Someone suggested St. John's Wort, but I have been reading that it interferes with the diabetes meds. My doctor suggested Topamax as a way to counteract depression AND to lose some weight, which is important for my overall health. I am hesitant to initiate yet another chemical into my system unless I know I can expect good results with minimal side effects. Any words of wisdom?
I fully expect to dodge some arrows in the next week or month, but the comment about going off vs staying off is in the forefront of my mind. There is no physical pain I have ever experienced that equals the absolute despair and Anxiety-ride I went on over the weekend. I may have started the Thomas Recipe too soon, or maybe adding the 5http did something, but I was literally 5 minutes from a decision to go to the hospital when I started to feel better, a little better.
I'm not on any medication other than lanzoprazil for acid reflux and st. John's Wort. I have trouble sleeping and sometimes take temazapam, grind my teeth, and have ongoing sinus problems, for which I was using nasal decongestants, until I read that they often have cortisol in them, which can cause CSR, and possibly the other problem. I've also heard coffee and chocolate can affect CSR.
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