St. John's Wort Vs. Celexa

St. John's Wort Vs. Celexa

There are 8 comments on the The Fanatic Cook story from Sep 3, 2007, titled St. John's Wort Vs. Celexa. In it, The Fanatic Cook reports that:

“These results revealed that hypericum extract STW3-VI is a good alternative to chemically defined antidepressants in the treatment of outpatients with moderate depression.”

A once-daily dose of St. John's wort extract finished in a dead heat against the popular pharmaceutical anti-depressant Celexa for cases of moderate depression. via The Fanatic Cook

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Coraopolis, PA

#1 Sep 15, 2007
I quit taking celexa one week ago, now i have had severe physical withdrawal i was only on 20mg. for about 50 days. symptoms include very jerky sensations through my whole body and feeling very "out of it" i do not recommend doing this..anyone?

Since: Sep 07

Saint Charles, IL

#2 Sep 26, 2007
chris wrote:
I quit taking celexa one week ago, now i have had severe physical withdrawal i was only on 20mg. for about 50 days. symptoms include very jerky sensations through my whole body and feeling very "out of it" i do not recommend doing this..anyone?
I was on the drugs (20 mg) for 3 months before tapering off over a course of 4 (!) months. Once at zero, definitely felt 'out of it', then very tired/stresses/paranoid, so....badabing, went back on it. NOW, as usual, I'm researching ways to be back off. So, please, if you're feeling better, and have gotten past whatever 'withdrawal symptoms' let the rest of us know how it went.

best of luck


Westmont, IL

#4 Apr 9, 2008
Celexa is bad news for me..paranoid,fatigue,dont care,numb,body aches...I stopped it feel better

Tarpon Springs, FL

#5 Apr 17, 2008
Ive been on celexa now for about 3 years. seemed to work well for me for a while but at the same time i was struggling with cocaine addiction. Ive been clean for over a year. im a starting starting to notice the bad side of celexa, such as day dreamingnegative thinking lack of sexual desire even sometimes of what am i here for.Im afraid that with out the celexa I could be in whole lot worse shape. I wish my options were different.

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#8 Jul 26, 2013
St. John’s wort, a plant that grows in the wild, has been used for centuries for health purposes. However, consumers need to be aware of serious concerns about its safety and effectiveness. This fact sheet summarizes scientific research on St. John’s wort for depression and suggests sources for more information.
- Combining St. John’s wort with certain antidepressants can lead to a potentially life-threatening increase of serotonin, a brain chemical targeted by antidepressants.
- St. John’s wort is not a proven therapy for depression. Do not use St. John’s wort to replace conventional care or to postpone seeing your health care provider. If depression is not adequately treated, it can become severe and, in some cases, may be associated with suicide.

Since: May 13

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#9 Jul 26, 2013
The only way to really know if St. John's Wort will work for you is to try it. Just don't use it while taking Celexa. My doc once told me the Wort doesn't mix well with SSRI meds like Celexa. Combining the two can cause blood pressure problems.


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