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Why Does St. John's Wort Reverse My Anhedonia/PSDD?

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#1 ErgogenicHealth

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Posted 23 September 2020 - 11:14 PM


Hey biohackers!

I am day 6 on St John's Wort extract (Ze 117 LOW in hyperforin), and I am SHOCKED.

ALL my PSSD symptoms have reversed.... Complete sensation back, feeling, anhedonia disappeared, I have a thrill for life, excitatory response and RANDOM Flashbacks and emotions.

This is copying what Cyproheptadine does to me on the rebound... But I feel much better using SJW Ze 117 low in hyperforin instead of relying on diabetic cyproheptadine just to feel good. And I feel like this SJW will lead to permanent effects if I stick with it for long enough.

My refractory period has gone down significantly, I have erotic dreams again and I can have a massive climax and pleasure again. Stronger gasms. Quicker reload. I get erections just staring at hot girls easily, like a 14 year old again.

This is also what I have noticed from St. John's Wort Extract (Positive effects started on day 3, and got WORSE initially)
-Flashbacks and waves of emotions like when I was a child. This was robbed from me, almost as if I had been SSRI'd.
-I started crying at night about my past soccer childhood career that ended… This was an AMAZING feeling, being able to FEEL the pain of crying…. Crying was difficult for me prior to this.
-Hurt feelings when something bad happens, that little stab to the heart feeling is back.
-Difficulty working at a fast pace, because I am emotional or feeling my thoughts which is interrupting my flow state. Usually when I'm numb, I can work insanely quick and find myself in a flow state a lot. This is harder when I am alive again.
-Thrill and excitatory response is back, the suspense feeling is back, I can FEEL a movie or music.
-Less altruistic and more focused on how I can SATISFY myself, more addictive prone, more inclined to take risks.
-More distracted.
-Entranced by the music. Tickles and goose bumps are back.
-Emotional flashbacks to when I was younger playing video games at Tato’s.
-Slightly more unusual behaviours and less stable, but more emotional, way more emotional, the emotional depth has come back online fully. That thrill and excitatory response has come back and is like a feeling in the chest that is just there and tickling
-Little bit slower and worsened verbal fluency, but this is because I am now more HEIGHTENED and thrill is back!!!
-Flashbacks to sitting down at primary school for MOVIES in the halls, where we used to sit down and feel that thill of sitting next to hot girls…. that little excitation of being in , where we used to have assembley’s and I used to get excited if a hot girl sat near me!!!
-Anticipation for the BELL to go, in class, waiting for break, the excitation and thrill to go outside and SHOW off.
-Hyper alert and vigilant.
-Hesitation before speaking, that little thrill.



The question is, what is SJW doing that is similar to Cyproheptadine on the 5-HT1A receptor?!

 



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Posted 02 October 2020 - 01:42 AM

Not really able to help other than SJW was reported to help reverse ssri withdrawal erection dysfunction. Paxil too. I tried without success in locating the website.

That could be an interesting stack: SJW, prami and requip.
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#3 ErgogenicHealth

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Posted 02 October 2020 - 01:50 AM

Not really able to help other than SJW was reported to help reverse ssri withdrawal erection dysfunction. Paxil too. I tried without success in locating the website.

That could be an interesting stack: SJW, ç.

 

 

I definitely notice it helps with the PSSD that was mediated through Ashwagandha. 

That's actually why I started taking it in the first place!

requip is??



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Posted 09 October 2020 - 01:20 AM

Google hpa axis hypofunction. SSRI as well as sjw increase cortisol level. Anhedonia is often induced by too much stress. Your hpa axis simply downregulates with time what results in anhedonia, stress intolerance and of course libido problems. SSRI stimulate cortisol production,that is why when people who have high hpa axis reactivity tend to develop all kind of withdrawal symptoms. With sjw it's more or less of the same as with the ssri just that it tends to be a more balanced antidepressant, affecting all kind of neurotransmitters.
My advice to you: I have been involved in nootropic communities for more than a decade now and have barely found anybody who continues to take any kind of substance to get rid of affective disorder. To the contrary, people who got better did by getting rid of everything and letting the brain heal by itself. It will take some time but it's your best option, believe me.
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#5 ErgogenicHealth

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Posted 09 October 2020 - 02:04 AM

Google hpa axis hypofunction. SSRI as well as sjw increase cortisol level. Anhedonia is often induced by too much stress. Your hpa axis simply downregulates with time what results in anhedonia, stress intolerance and of course libido problems. SSRI stimulate cortisol production,that is why when people who have high hpa axis reactivity tend to develop all kind of withdrawal symptoms. With sjw it's more or less of the same as with the ssri just that it tends to be a more balanced antidepressant, affecting all kind of neurotransmitters.
My advice to you: I have been involved in nootropic communities for more than a decade now and have barely found anybody who continues to take any kind of substance to get rid of affective disorder. To the contrary, people who got better did by getting rid of everything and letting the brain heal by itself. It will take some time but it's your best option, believe me.


Hey man!

Thanks for the in-depth response.

You are right.

I have VERY low cortisol output, and LOW Sodium on all my blood tests.... which is indicative of LOW adrenal function. I even had a DUTCH test performed.

I also get improvement in symptoms when I have LICORICE, but I don't want to use Licorice, since it is estrogenic. What else can mimic the effects? 

I have just ordered this: 

A-17 Glandokort Natural Khavinson Adrenal Peptide Bioregulator 60 Capsules
 

I also get alleviation of my symptoms when using Cyproheptadine, the rebound makes me feel amazing. 


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Posted 09 October 2020 - 02:20 AM

Is this you in your profile pic ?
If yes,I would stay of the weight training and calorie deficit for a while to see, if your symptoms get better. At least two weeks to see if your anhedonia gets better. Initially, you will feel worse but with time it will get better.





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