Sertraline and Valerian Root

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Has anyone taken valerian root with Sertraline? Just wondered if it's safe to take?

Need help sleeping.

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  • Posted

    I would be careful, you should look it up, can have bad reaction, kind of like st John's wort. they both effect serotonin

  • Posted

    As I understand it valerian root acts on GABA in a similar way to benzos and other sleeping tablets.

    I am having trouble sleeping and tried taking a sleeping tablet (50mg diphenhydramine) and it worked, but next day I still felt tired, very anxious and was unable to sleep the following night.

    I have stopped drinking caffeine, don't use my phone before bed, meditate... but still not sleeping well

    If you find something that helps.... let me know!

    • Posted

      Hi Ed! How are you doing? are you sleeping any better? Im less anxious but not sleeping unless I take a Zopiclone.

    • Posted

      Hi Seashell, I am sleeping a little better but still waking up once or twice during the night. I have been on Sertraline for 7 weeks now and still no dramatic improvement but I think I am slowly getting there. How are you getting on?

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