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St. John's Wort vs Topamax

St. John's Wort
VS.
Topamax
Other name: Topiramate Topiramate
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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2.8
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Depression
4.8
Concern level
2.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
2.5
Concern level
3.3
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Method of use:
Oral Drops, Pill
Method of use:
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OTC
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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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Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce...
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Nausea
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Dizzy
3
Sun Sensitivity
3
Suicidal
2
Numbness
2
Seizures
2
Drowsy
2
Suicide
2
Itching
2
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Hair Loss
8
Kidney Stones
5
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4
Rash
3
Memory Problems
3
Psychotic
3
Burning
3
Suicidal
2
Forgetfulness
2
Hallucinations
2
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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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Topiramate (brand name Topamax) is an anticonvulsant (antiepilepsy) drug. It was originally produced by Ortho-McNeil Neurologics and Noramco, Inc., both divisions of the Johnson & Johnson Corporation. This medication was discovered in 1979 by Bruce...
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h. At the rate I was getting bladder infections I thought...
| braincooties.org
" ...has been suggested to me. Take 100mg 2x daily of Valerian Root St John's Wort- which I've tried before and really does work. a vitamin b12 shot ...glad I decided against topamax. My body wasn't hacking... "

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topamax for about a year, and didn't have any hair loss...
| www.crazyboards.org
" I took topamax for about a year, ...problems. Weirdly, I had hair loss fall out from St. John's Wort when... "

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at that dose and I'm taking Topamax 400mg a day and I take...
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" I take Elavil 50mg before bed for seisuzes and to help sleep through pain, but it's nothing like ...that dose and I'm taking Topamax 400mg a day... "

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except Topamax) and have actually felt a ton better. But...
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" ...- like 5-HTP, SAMe or St. John's Wort. Maybe one of those will ...well as all of my meds except Topamax) and have actually felt a ton better. But I wouldn't suggest... "

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for it! I now take Topamax and I'm off Carbamezapine so...
| www.epilepsy.com
" ...9 years) and I took St. John's Wort and it really took the ...for it! I now take Topamax and I'm off Carbamezapine so ...so I don't need the St. John's Wort. I do recommend it... "

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put me on topomax at first, which didn't help and made me...
| www.anxietyzone.com
" ...others. With that, the dr put me on topomax at first, which didn't help and made me very irritable. He then switched me to pamelor, which has seemed to ...sure to mention you take the St. John's wort,... "

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them together?? I also take Topomax, which I am trying to...
| www.prohealth.com
" ...because of the horrible weight gain, but I seem to crash emotionally if I am off them for long. So, I figured I could get down to a minimal dose of Zoloft (25 mg/day), and take St John's Wort with... "

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another try, however effective a migraine prophylactic I...
| dr-bob.org
" ...irresponsible for me to give Topamax another try, however effective a migraine prophylactic I know it is. Each ...she put me on Emsam 12. We went up to 12 because smaller doses did not work. Then, I... "

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lieu of starting topomax, and found things like ba...
| www.mvertigo.org
" Thanks Scott. I once took St John's wort for mild depression, and since then have ...before getting diagnosed & starting Pamelor. All the drugs make ...epilepsy, in lieu of starting topomax, and found things... "

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it. Topamax made me miserable, but it seems to be helping...
| www.mvertigo.org
" ...Wort may be helping me, but Scott had a heck of a time with it. Topamax made me miserable, but it seems to be helping Rich. I would be ecstatic to find a med that took away all my symptoms without... "

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