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Re: can methylphenidate be combined with SJW? linkadge

Posted by bleauberry on January 2, 2009, at 16:33:37

In reply to can methylphenidate be combined with SJW?, posted by linkadge on January 1, 2009, at 13:57:08

I see no reason at all to not try it, if that is what you are inclined to do. Ritalin might offset some of the lethargic effects of SJW, if you got those.

As far as I understand, the MAOI effects from SJW are only found in the crude plant, but not in extracts. I believe it is mostly in the stems. Only cheap brands that mix in whole plant powder might have some of that. Minute amounts might be found in extracts. Regardless, the effect is insignificant. No one ever got MAOI type reactions or side effects from SJW that I am aware of.

The best use of SJW I ever got was when it was added to 20mg prozac and 5mg zyprexa. Needless to say, there were some significant drug/herb reactions there, which caught up to me about 6 weeks later with what felt like a tripling of the Zyprexa dose with many of the high dose antipsychotic side effects, not to mention a close-call with serotonin syndrome.

But hey, you're talking about combining SJW with Ritalin, which in comparison to what I did is child's play, so I wouldn't have any concerns beyond the usual normal cautions of taking any med or herb.




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