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Coming Off Antidepressants

I have been battling depression/social anxiety for many years now and have been on and off antidepressants for about 8 years. I haven’t had much luck with getting off them for an extended period. I was wondering if anyone had some success with this and could share what worked for them. I know that exercise, diet, and sleep are important in this. I have tried 5 htp before but didn’t have much success with this but perhaps it was because I got one of the cheaper brands or my dose wasn’t high enough?? The main issue that I have/hate is the social anxiety.

Rhodiola is worth a try. It’s working for me. I am less anxious and more productive. 250 mg extract on an empty stomach first thing in the morning then another midday.

Note: I have never taken prescription anti-depressants.