St. John's Wort vs Wellbutrin

St. John's Wort
Wellbutrin
Other name: Bupropion Bupropion
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3.9
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5.0
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1.7
Helpfulness
for Depression
3.2
Concern level
1.7
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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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Bupropion ( marketed as Wellbutrin, Zyban, Voxra, Budeprion, or Aplenzin and formerly known as amfebutamone) is an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. The drug is a non-tricyclic antidepressant and di...
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Drowsiness
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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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Bupropion ( marketed as Wellbutrin, Zyban, Voxra, Budeprion, or Aplenzin and formerly known as amfebutamone) is an atypical antidepressant and smoking cessation aid. The drug is a non-tricyclic antidepressant and di...
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Wellbutrin v. St. John's Wort
| Dawn
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!
Tony
February 14, 2015
5-HTP (5-Hydroxytryptophan) is an essential amino acid that is naturally produced in your body from eating a wide variety of foods. The supplement is produced from the seed of a plant native to Africa. 5-HTP is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, where it is broken down by an enzyme and used to produce seratonin.

St. John's Wort increases the amount of seratonin available to the brain by inhibiting its re-uptake and later re-use, so the combination of these two substances (amongst others) i
WTF
September 4, 2014
WTF is HTP?
5HTP
September 4, 2014
What is 5HTP?
July 8, 2014
Never taken it
star
April 14, 2014
what is htp?
Devin
January 3, 2014
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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