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    tboetj7 posted:
    I am currently taking St Johns Wort and Valerian for my depression and anxiety. But I am still getting symptoms. I still break down crying at inappropriate times and get horrible panic attacks. Please let me know about anything that has worked for you.
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    Patricia Farrell, PhD responded:
    One thing to remember is that herbs are not without side effects and St. John's Wort has some problems too. You might do a bit of research on the Internet about both of these herbs and see how they act on your body and what they do to your body's ability to process other medications or substances.#next_pages_container { width: 5px; hight: 5px; position: absolute; top: -100px; left: -100px; z-index: 2147483647 !important; }

    There are a few things that can help and which are in the area of self-help techniques and we do have them in our Tips column. In order to help you to immediately get some relief from some anxiety, please consider using our relaxation breathing video tutorial. Relaxation breathing has been found to be very helpful as has mild exercise.

    Dr. Farrell


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