Wellbutrin v. St. John's Wort
I suffered from extreme sadness and was prescribed Wellbutrin generic years ago. The side effects were difficult but it was a trade I was willing to take until my pharmacy changed generic manufacturers. The new one was like taking a sugar pill -- back to sadness and crying for no reason. I swapped to the name brand and it worked great until GSK sold the 300XL to Valeant out of Canada. I tried the SL that GSK still manufactures, but the side effects were severe tinnitus and vertigo, as well as some sadness returning. I finally stopped taking it and replaced it with 300 mg. St. John's Wort 3 x day and 5HTP 100 mg 2x day. I cannot tell you when I have been SO happy! The vertigo and tinnitus are gone, but most importantly, I have my joy back -- better than it has been since before I my depression began over 12 years ago. I made the change 2 months ago and I cannot recommend St. John's Wort & 5HTP combo enough!
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