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hi! I would like to know what are some good things to use for anxiety/depression that are pretty easy to take and doesn't interact with other medications? (Only medicine I am on is a birth control-springtec).  I rather use something natural or herbal for anxiety and depression.

I just got off prescribed meds 2 weeks ago and I do feel better so far after being off :)

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Hi Kelly,
I a mdicattionn is potent enough to be helpful then it is also potent enough to be harmful. Now that we have that streight I can proceed.
There is a homeopathic medication called Calms Forte that I recommend for anxiety. It seems to be safe. As for depression, St. Johns Wort  can be used for mild depression. It has a similar mechanism of action to prescription medications such as Citalopram but is weaker. It would be xpected also to have a similar drug interaction profile. Herbal and alternative treatments are not studied as vigorously as pescription mdications so information is lacking.
Thank you for using Allexperts.
Sincerely,
Eric Brandt, B.Sc. Pharm

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