Re: St. John's Wort recognized as effective as Paroxetine
Compare the side-effects of being on Paroxetine versus St. John's Wort.
"Compared with paroxetine, hypericum extract was also associated with a superior tolerability profile, with paroxetine-treated patients suffering 269 adverse effects, while those given hypericum extract experienced 172 unwanted effects. Stomach disorders were the most common effects reported in both cases".
On A/D's since 1995, switching due to side-effects on 30 different brands of TCA's, SSRI's, SNRI's, Antipsychotics, Benzo's & Imovane. 6 ECT's. Tapering from 225 mg Effexor XR May 17, 2004. (Equiv. to 60 mg Paxil) Last taper Effexor XR Jan 17, 2006 down to ZERO. Currently protracted withdrawal. Sept 2006: 25 mg Doxepin. March 13/09: 10 mg Desipramine