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Hello folks.Just out of interest has anybody ever tried coping without ad's and just trying a good quality 5htp from Holland and Barratt? Also wondering if anyone tried cannabis oil.I am just fed up of being changed meds all the time and going through side effects on start up constantly . Had 6 months of this now and want normality back.Lovely sunny day today and am really miserable.

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Hi my friend uses cannabis oil says it works really well I have just got so.e so will be trying it be for bed tonight xc

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Please let me know how you get on.I was thinking of getting some tomorrow as I read it's good for anxiety. Vitamin b12 also. Regards and hope you have a good night

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Hi just to let you know it has worked well for me I didn't wake up once and I always wake up 3/4 times a night I had a lovely sleep and feel ok

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Glad you had a good nights sleep. Thanks letting me know, will get some.x

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Good luck let me no how you get on av been fine all day as well not one bit anxiety at all av had no bad thoughts & not been anxious once today xx

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Wow! That’s good, hope it works out well for you.xx

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Hi did you get the oil? A think it's the best thing ever! Av been fine last few days it's working really well! Xx

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Hello, yes did get it from Holland and Barrett. Took some last night, calmed me down and I slept well. Don’t think it could replace ad’s but certainly helping. You ok?

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This is brilliant! Why I didn't think of it be for hand I will never no, glad your ok! Yes am doing well thank you hope your good xx

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Glad your ok. Not too bad thanks, quite a good day today. That is good better than horrendous! Not perfect but good.

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That is really lousy and it could be that SSRIs are simply not for you. I've not tried cannabis oil, but I know it has helped for various conditions. Make sure you get it from a reputable supplier if you try it, though considering the problems of legality, this may be difficult! Obviously it shouldn't be fake or contain anything else that might be harmful.

There is something called Rhodiola Rosea that some people with mental health problems swear by. It can be had from health shops and Viridian are one brand that does it. The good thing is that it is free from side effects and doesn't interfere with other medications. The downside is that it is quite expensive and I'm not sure whether it has been proved effective.

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hi i tried 5htp and it was useless,so was st johns wart and insitol ,ive just been to holland and barret and got some cbd oil its on offer,i still have ocd even when i,m on cloipramine its just not as bad,the chemist managed to get me some 25 mg of cloipramine so i,m hopeful that there gonna keep getting the 50 mg i was on 175 mg.i was taking pregablin and it was brilliant for anxiety but it made me eat loads and made my skin sore.x

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Thank you Kazgan. I remember I think trying 5htp some years ago and it did nothing. Think it’s just for people who are mildly Dow in the dumps. Glad you got hold of some clomipramine, it is the daddy of them all especially for ocd. Always taken me between 4-5 months to kick in. Xx

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oh by the way my daughter takes venlafaxine for ocd and she finds that very helpful,thats what i am gonna try if i can't get the cloipramine :)

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Heard venflaxine good as well. Got to make sure you don’t forget to take it on time as has very short half life. (As if we forget them, I am usually watching the clock and clawing at the box for my next dose).😂

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