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Lexapro vs. St. John's Wort for Depression

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Lexapro

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Other Names: Escitalopram   Cipralex   Nexito   Sipralexa

St. John's Wort

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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 214,163 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 4 out of 5
Based on 30,063 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Escitalopram (trade names Anxiset E(India) Lexapro, Cipralex, Seroplex, Lexamil, Lexam) is an antidepressant of the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) class. It is approved by the Food and Drug Administratio... Read more on Wikipedia
St John's wort (traditionally now commonly , as spelt) is the plant species Hypericum perforatum, and is also known as Tipton's Weed, Chase-devil, or Klamath weed.With qualifiers, St John's wort is used to refer to any spec... Read more on Wikipedia
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By miss dinguette
March 31, 2014
miss dinguette wrote
Lexapro, sleepwalking state and alcohol
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By Dawn
November 22, 2013
Dawn wrote
Wellbutrin v. St. John's Wort
what is htp?
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Dawn thank you so much for sharing your experience, I have been affraid to try the st. johns wort and 5htp because they say you can get seretonin syndrome. I definitely want to give this a try. Have you found any research about this? Thanks in advance for your help
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What patients are saying about Lexapro vs. St. John's Wort

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well ! That has been my experience weaning off Lexapro...
...! Now i am 2 weeks tottaly off LExapro and one month taking St john's wort. I take St John's Wort 1-1-0 and 5-htp 0-0-1. ...That has been my experience weaning off Le
about 3 years and I am thinking about switching to Lexapro...
...taking St. John's Wort for about 3 years and I am thinking about switching to Lexapro.? The st john's wart can react unfavorably with the lexapro. That is why ...differently. Lexapro won't make ...
wort, but stop taking it cuzI was going to try lexapro...
...tryed St john’s wort, but stop taking it cuzI was going to try lexapro. So i did not ...notice anything!!! I take a B-complex, and i know that helps with stress. Lexapro, is making my...
it could be that. The next day I started taking the Lexapro...
...off Lexapro successfully. I'm hesitant to try St. John's Wort, as ...I suggested Lexapro withdrawal, they said that there was no way it could be that. The next day I started taking the Lexapr...
I have taken Lexapro since 2004 and I gained 10 pound a...
...have taken Lexapro since 2004 ...So I weaned myself off of Lexapro and after ...moods. I have more times I feel angry for no reason but I am determined to try and get totally away from Lexapr...
when on Lexapro and it intensified the withdrawal symptoms...
...St. John's Wort when on Lexapro and it intensified the withdrawal symptoms horribly. As someone mentioned earlier, DO NOT take St. John's Wort if you...
a little on St John's Wort for depression. For me it worked...
...was on Lexapro for 4 months and it helped for depression but ...search a little on St John's Wort for depression. For me it worked the same as Lexapro without the side effects. Nowadays I take B...
with B vitamins. St. John's wort helped me at one time, but...
...It seems to work better if I take it with B vitamins. St. John's wort helped me at one time, but didn't do much for me the last time I took it. I tried  hypnosis to quit smoking and it didn't work...
600mg of St. John's Wort and no problems thus far. It's...
...and didn't have any problems stopping them. I had some symptoms while on Zoloft, like vivid dreams and insomnia, but it did a lot more good than bad for me  I didn't take ...St. John's Wort...
But now I am trying Lexapro, nearly three weeks so...
...I've also had a bad reaction to St. John's Wort, an herb with some similiar properties. But now I am trying Lexapro, nearly three weeks so far, and no problems. My guess ...can chalk Lexapro ...
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