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Could Grapefruit Essencial Oils Cause A Rash If Used With St Johns Wort
I take alprazolam 0.50 when needed to (usually 2 to 3 times a month). Are there none interactions with that drug and st johns wort or 5-htp daily?
St. John's Wort may: decrease effects of Alprazolam; may interact with 5-HTP (5-hydroxytryptophan) to increase risk of a rare but serious condition called serotonin syndrome; and may interact with some foods. These interactions may mimic anxiety/panic attacks. Consult prescriber regarding all medications and supplements to determine what is best for your situation. Best regards for good health and well-being. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a problem with the combination of GABA ashwaganda 7 keto dhea st johns plus and 5 mthf taken together?
Yes with any of them: Why take any of these when you don't know what's in them, don't know why you're taking them or for what reason, don't know how to judge if they help or what the potential side effects can be? Supplements are not evaluated by scientific studies or approved by the fda. Almost none have any benefit, and many can cause damage. Don't get medical advice from friends or the internet -use your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild to Moderate: Depressions are described as significantly relieved with the use of st. John's wort. This herbal does interact with some foods but there is no report of problems with the antiviral medication you mention. You should not have a problem, but read about possible items to avoid if you take sjw. http://www.drugs.com/cdi/st-john-s-wort.html best! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Natural supplaments like sam-e, 5-htp, st johns wort are good for depress, anx & mood. Can all be taken, or just 1 or 2 ? I'm not on prescrip meds.
Perhaps but caution: Each of these has been shown to work as well as prescription antidepressants, but just as i would not start someone on 3 meds at the same time i would not start all of these at once; it will probably not be necessary and you could wind up with too much serotonin, which can be toxic. My favorite of these is 5-htp, usually 200-300 mg, esp. Beneficial if you have insomnia &/or anxiety. See my comment. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
I take 2 oz of aloe vera every day to relieve ibs-c and it is very helpful. Is there any side effect to my digestive system such as melanosis?
Not with gel but...: This depends on which part of the plant is used.The inner gel is quite safe, but the skin, used as a laxative, contains anthroquinones that can cause melanosis (though that is not necessarily serious). See http://www.Ibsgroup.Org/forums/topic/158584-why-i-stopped-taking-aloe-vera-juice/ (scroll down-the top part is misleading as the first posters don't get the diff.). Also see http://bit.Ly/19ymyl0. ...Read more
Is it possible to get serotonin syndrome from st johns wort, 5htp, or sam-e, when taken by themselves, and without any other medications?
Is it possible to "induce" or force a period? Could such things like Ginger (Tea), high doses of Vitamin C, Soy Milk, or Aloe Vera help this along?
Is passionflower ok to take with Zoloft (sertraline) 150mg, its a calm drink which has valerian, passionflower and chamomile in it?No harmful clashes?
Can I drink chamomile tea with Zoloft (sertraline)? Is there an interaction? I know St. John's Wort is off limits :) Is chamomile safe?
Can taking finasteride 1mg, along with saw palmetto extract(Serenoa Serrulata) which is an ingredient in my shampoo cause an interaction?
I'd Stick With Suave: I don't think so. Saw Palmetto is pretty mild in those concentrations and the two chemicals work by slightly different mechanisms. Hey! I have an idea...mash up a bunch of finasteride pills , mix with olive oil and shmear it all over your scalp...well...no...too expensive. But seriously, I wouldn't worry except whether saw palmetto at those concentrations in the shampoo do anything at all. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a supplement for anxiety+boredom i could take daily with few side effects? I want to stay positive+worry free. St john wort's gave skin rash.
There is no : Supplement for boredom. Physical activity will help with both anxiety ; boredom. There a # of ways to address anxiety: cognitive behavioral therapy, behavior modification, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychotropic medications, qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga, exercise program or progressive muscle relaxation (to mention a few). Passion -. ...Read more
Is it ok to use black current seed oil and cotton thistle topically when pregnant? These ingredients are found in yes blueberry serum for face
Okay: Probably no significant side effects especially with topical use on face. ...Read more
Can manic/paranoid episodes be induced by supplements taken for depression/anxiety, like st. John's wort and vitamin b complex?
NO: But they can increase those symptoms in the primary stage of treatment if that is what they are being used for. Persist with them and the symptoms may well improve. ...Read more
Yes.: Epi-inositol or Vit. B3 has been used for mild to moderate anxiety, simple phobias, social phobia , Agoraphobia ,Panic Disorder and OCD. For OCD you have to use as much as 18 grams daily(powdered), starting at 4 grams twice daily for 3 days at a time and can be used with SSRI or St. John's Wort. ...Read more
Can anything in food affect the birth control pill? For example any herbs, seeds or plants used? Or is it only st. John's wart that affects it?
Lengthy list: Best for you to look up your own medication and food interactions at: www.Emedicinehealth.Com/birth_control_medications... Drug and food interactions and side effects of birth control medications. This list is found in a boxed section on the top right half of the page. Best wishes. ...Read more
How safe and how much effective is treating medical conditions like RA by bee venom, ginger, and willow tree extract beside or instead of meds?
See details: There is no evidence that these supplements have any benefit in preventing joint destruction, deformities and disability. There are conventional medications that do all of these things and often put the disease in complete remission. Why would you want to put you health in jeopardy with unproven therapies? ...Read more
Is it safe 2 use at johns wort w/a "super energy up" herbal supplement from vitamin shoppe? And if so how many mg of St. John's wort is ok take daily?
No way to know . . .: Unfortunately, in the States, dietary supplements such as herbal supplements etc are not regulated by 3rd party. So there's no guarantee of quality, much less safety & efficacy. With that said, St John's wort appears to be a safe herb (http://goo.gl/wNd0nD, http://goo.gl/VQsKpV & http://goo.gl/qeZLII) although I can't vouch for interactions & safety when used w/other supplements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from depression and i would like to try either omega-3 or st. John's wart as an alternative to medications. Will this effect my 81mg aspirin?
Bleeding: St. John's wort does not directly affect the same coagulation pathway as aspirin, but can affect your platelets, making them less "sticky." along with fish oil you could experience more bleeding. St. John's wort can be effective for mild-moderate depression. High epa omega-3 oils are helpful in depression, but aren't a stand-alone treatment. Please consider psychotherapy; it can help greatly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
May be helpful: Some people advocate for tea tree oil, but the data is not strong. On the other hand, there is no real down side so long as the tea tree oil is clean and uncontaminated. ...Read more