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Re: The herbs seem so much better than Wellbutrin! Jirel

Posted by Greg on October 14, 2000, at 19:05:34

In reply to The herbs seem so much better than Wellbutrin!, posted by Jirel on October 14, 2000, at 17:23:45


Congrats! It's always great to find something that helps. Can you tell us the exact name of the pill and where you got it (supermarket, drug store, health food store)? Sounds like a vitamin supplement.


> I can't quite decide if this is really the herbs or something else. I've taken Wellbutrin for 8 years (100 mg tablets four times a day). In April my mother died (she had been senile) and I decided to quit consulting and get a 'normal' job. I was having problems both with the doctor who proscribed the Wellbutrin and my insurance company so I VERY slowly came off the Welbutrin. About 3 weeks ago I began to take a pill with 300 mg St John's Wort, 50 mg 5-HTP, and a blend of Passion flower, Gotu Kola and Kava Kava. Its not that there's a sudden rush of good feeling nor have all my depressed feelings quit (but then I'm only taking 1/2 the recommended dosage) it just - things 'feel' better. I feel a little more aware of things (that has a down side, I feel my joint pain a little more acutely now). I worked in the garden all day, dug 5 18X18 inch holes and planted 5 rose bushes in those holes, did not accomplish the unrealistic expectations I had for myself of planting 10 roses (hard to do with a bad back) but I don't feel down about it! On the negative my bad temper is rearing its head again and I'm having to work against it more than I did when I took the Wellbutrin - but it only made me functional, it never really cured my depression. I'm kind of afraid to get my hopes up - but really, things feel better!




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