I started taking a combination of St. John's Wort and Valerian about five weeks ago (St. John's for the blues and Valerian for the anxiety) and I've found using them in tandem has been working well for me. Both of them took a bit longer to take effect than regular meds (about three and a half weeks for me) but so far so good - the only thing is the valerian made me quite drowsy for the first few days so if you do try it out it might be a good idea to take it at first on a day where you don't have to do much! But I guess it's like any substance, herbal or otherwise, everyone's reactions are different. I also take a vitamin B supplement every day and find passionflower tea a nice relaxant. I've never done it before, but from what I've read there is a chance that st. john's wort can interfere with prescribed anti-depressants and it seems that it's not generally recommended to be taken with them, but that'd definitely be something to ask the doc about... I hope whatever you decide to try works out well for you!
I don't know much of anything about the natural remedies/supplements but have thought about this myself. I haven't done anything about it because I keep forgetting to talk with my doc and/or my pdoc about them. But as Lulu said, I do know that St. John's Wort is not recommended when taking prescribed anti-depressants. So if you do decide you want to try natural remedies, make sure you consult your doctor first so that you don't have any negative interactions.
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