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Emerald 10-26-2013 04:15 PM

I purchased this and now I don't know why? Does anyone here take this and if so what for?


Emerald 10-26-2013 04:17 PM

Hmmm. The most I find is that is treats depression. I don't suffer from depression. (knock on wood!)

DiamondDeb 10-27-2013 05:27 PM


It is used for several different things. Some use it to help with cravings. I have taken it to help me relax so I can fall asleep at night. It is also used during the day to help with stress.

Any of those ring a bell?

Emerald 10-28-2013 03:24 PM

Most likely I would purchase it for cravings. Off to Google. Thanks!

Patience 10-28-2013 03:59 PM

I take it when I am feeling anxious (a feeling that can be close to cravings).
I don't take it much any more but I still do occasionally and keep on hand.
I tend to take it mid-day not at night. It can cause vivid dreams, but I've never had that effect . . . probably because I never take before bed. I recommend starting with 50mg and take more if needed. Sometimes it is bundled with St johns Wort (for depression, I guess), but I don't combine it.

Jams 10-31-2013 07:15 AM

most frequently used to treat depression. I believe it influences serotonin levels in the brain so it might help with cravings as well.

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