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hi ive just started taking st johns wart as i think i have dp and i feel rewally detached from my body like my body aint mine and belongs to someone else i also feel really nervous like am going mad and i start having tingling feelings going through my body like having a heart attack but am actually have bad panic attacks ive told me dr but they just want to put me on anti depressants so ive started st johns warts any1 ever tried them and has any1 got those feelings i have
 

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I tried it, and it worked well for me. It calmed me down and I was able to focus. The only side effect it gave me was an upset stomach. It's a good herb.
 

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i took st johns wort for a couple of years. it helped me with mild depression. however when serious dp and depression returned it didnt help so i went onto an ssri. i wouldnt recommend an ssri unless you're in a really bad way as the side effects when starting it were cruel and there's a worry about discontinuation effects. i dont, in general, experience the 'physical' kind of dp you're talking about where you feel separated from your body. for me the horror is that the body's here but i'm gone, although still aware of the clear vastness of everything that is 'reality' (and my own death). dr for me is 'acid' colours and 'plastic'. i do, every so often, feel like a part of my body is melting, usually my jaw, but i put this down to flashback as it isn't consistent. the feelings of anxiety and panic i can relate to. when i have mildish anxiety 'calms' tablets from the chemist help. when it was unbearable i used a benzo but i stopped it as soon as i was able.
 

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I've used it, dind't do that much, lifted depression partly, paxil works much better for me. also St Johns Worth is not for anxiety.
btw never use it in combination with an ssri
 

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kava kava is for anxiety but i dont know if you can us it with st john wort, which i have tried but it all went horribly wrong as i still had ads in my system and the two really dont mix :(
 

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one time I took st john's wort and valerian together and I felt like puking.
 
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