Anxiety suffers be warned!
After reading rave reviews I decided to try this product. Unfortunately I was one of the minority who started having severe panic attacks and emotional meltdowns on it, a week in. At first I thought it was because of stress I had gone through recently, but as soon as I went off this product I returned to how I\'d been before taking them (not great, but at least not feeling out of control). I had suffered one of the worst panic attacks ever, and was terrified by that. I felt out of my body for several hours. The scary part is that I didn\'t immediately click it was the St Johns, I just thought my life was falling apart which of course it wasn\'t. \n\nI have since found out why this may have happened. I was addressing my depressive episodes and St Johns has excellent results as an antidepressant. But for my own situation, I was not so much depressed the majority of the time as I was suffering from anxiety, panic and worry - some days just a tight chest all day, I made the mistake of thinking Anxiety and depression could be treated the same way and that serotonin benefits everyone - but later found out someone with my symptoms can be made worse with a product like St Johns, which increases serotonin. While st Johns (or antidepressants) can be great for treating depression - people who are experiencing the opposite end of the spectrum with things such as anxiety (including irritated or racing thoughts/anxiety/sleeplessness/racing heart or excitability) may need to look into supplements or medication that address the other extreme of symptoms. I am not a professional, and am just stating what I have found/researched. I tried the two products below because I read that they can help with bipolar. While I know I am not bipolar (my stress came about from a particularly hard year and suffering PTS), I could relate to up and down mood swings, rather than just ongoing depression. I did some research and tried products that stabilise moods in general, rather than just address depression. \n\nI have now tried Go Stress combined with Relax Complete. I immediately noticed a difference. While I\"m sure with depression alone these could probably turn me sleepy, I have found this is the perfect sedative affect to neutralise my exciteablitly/racing thoughts/anxiety, and make me feel normal again. So I suggest these if you have no luck with St Johns!