For those of you who are "hip" with herbal supplements... any advice on St. John's Wort or other supplements for depression during pregnancy? My sister is taking Mood Support supplements made by NOW while she is breastfeeding her 5th baby. It has helped her through her postpartum funk... I have been feeling VERY down lately,,, scaring myself with how bad my depression is getting. I had severe postpartum depression with my second baby... I ended up taking zoloft but didn't take it more than 6 months. These supplements have St. John's wort, Holy Basil, Valerian root, 5-HTP, Gaba and Taurine. I have taken a few of them over the past couple of days... I figured a low baby weight was better than me committing suicide... There aren't many studies with St. John's Wort and pregnant women. Any pros out there with advice?
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Sorry this doesn't answer your question, but I couldn't read and not respond. Hugs to you, and I hope thing improve for you soon.
Thank you for your response... I did call my sister and partner immediately when i was having those terrible thoughts... Because it is my 3rd pregnancy, I feel like I am able to make a little sense of my craziness during this hormonal time... I get really crazy during pregnancy... When I've tried BC pills in the past I went a little crazy on those as well... I think my brain/body has a severely negative reaction to the progesterone or something. I'm not quite sure why I get as nutty as I do. My boyfriend, though, is wonderful and my sister lives down the street from me and is a great support system. I feel quite a bit better over the past few days but I am still taking the St. John's Wort. My doctor said the tests on the supplement are "inconclusive" which was really helpful, lol... I am only taking one supplement a day (5 pills total so far) but I feel like they are already helping calm my depression and anxiety. It's better than alcohol or weed, right?