Effects of St. John's Wort on PE?
Does anyone here have any experiences regarding the use of St. John’s Wort (SJW) and any possible effects it may have on PE?
I just recently started using SJW to combat clinical depression which I’ve been suffering from for quite some time. Unfortunately, I was stuck in a catch 22 situation because the depression was causing me to be extremely passive and indecisive and therefore I could never make up my mind and put the energy into getting help. The longer I went the worse I became. I’m still not exactly sure if there is some other underlying cause to what I feel (ie. chemical imbalance, repressed emotions,etc.).
This is the first time I’ve talked openly about what I feel so forgive me if I babble a bit. I’ve been to a shrink but found I have a defense mechanism which caused me to tell him what I think he wanted to hear. Either I was right in what I said or he really didn’t want to help me and therefore didn’t give a shit what I said. Anyway, what really pisses me off and finally drove me to start some kind of treatment was the fact that I have so much to be happy about yet I can’t enjoy it. I think this is where PE has benefited me because I’ve been so negative in what my future holds but PE lets me set a goal and strive for it. So far I have achieved each of my short term goals and this makes me optimistic about my life overall.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - Thank you Thunder. If I hadn’t found this forum I know I wouldn’t be where I’m at today both physically and mentally. I’m not a “poor me” type of person so posting this thread is very hard. On the other hand knowing that the majority of the forum members who read this will only be encouraging and not take pity makes it easier.
I know that I will have to accept whatever treatment I require and thus far I’ve managed to keep it natural using the SJW. I’m hoping that it won’t effect my PE’ing but if anybody has any info or experiences to share it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks