Depression

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Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, feelings and physical well-b...
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St. John's Wort
Other name: Escitalopram (Escitalopram)
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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...
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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...
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About Lexapro
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...
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About St. John's Wort
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...
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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... "

it and wait the 2 weeks before I can start something else....
" ...lexapro several years ago and it worked well. No irritability. I stopped it because it eventually made me feel emotionally numb. I was ...St. John's wort isn't helping me enough so my new the... "

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on St John's Wort for depression. For me it worked the same...
" ...was on Lexapro for 4 months and it helped for depression but not for ...you search a little on St John's Wort for depression. For me it worked the same as Lexapro without the side effects. Nowad... "

I started taking St. John's Wort. I have begun to loose...
" ...month I started taking St. John's Wort. I have begun ...with my moods. I have more times I feel angry for no reason but I am determined to try and get totally away from Lexapro and get through t... "

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kind of scary that the St. John's Wort is listed by another...
" ...try the topical. I am on Lexapro and definetly had a reaction (mentally). I had ...pharmacy and they said St. John's Wort did not mix with ...just kind of scary that the St. John's Wort is ... "

I became light-headed and dizzy, which caused me to pass out...
" ...St. John's Wort made me extremely sensitive to the sun and I became light-headed and dizzy, which caused me to pass out several times. There was no noticeable difference in my moods. Lexapro help... "

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and one month taking St john's wort. I take St John's...
" ...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. The first week without LExapro i ...That has been my experience weaning off "

also had a bad reaction to St. John's Wort, an herb with...
" ...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 ... "

so I'm guess the St. John's Wort has no effect. However, I...
" Jerseypecan, I'm now on Lexapro, an antidepressant so I'm guess the St. John's Wort has no effect. However, I do have a friend that swears by it and that's why I thought I... "

and started taking St John's wort. About a month later,...
" I went off my Lexapro because I thought it ...the lexapro and started taking St John's wort. About a month later, ...was before. So I am back on the Lexapro and feeling much better... "

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