I introduced myself in the right section, now let me explain what happened ...
In 2012 I went to a psychologist that he prescribed an antidepressant, so in July 2012 I started taking "Efexor 75" (venlafaxine), and occasionally some Lexotanil pills (benzodiazepines). I took "Efexor 75" for 12 months, as mentioned by him.
In the last few months of therapy I started to have side effects such as sexual dysfunction (erection problems and zero libido) and concentration problems. I also have some memory problems (both short and long term memory) but I have always had, maybe for marijuana.
At that point I stopped going to this psychologist, and I began to not trust anybody anymore.
Looking for information on the internet I started thinking that I would never be back to normal.
They were terrible days.
I saw myself as an outcast forced to isolate themselves from society.
I never liked this bastard reality, this hypocritical society, always ready to hate different people, and now what happens? I was castrated by those who would have to help me!
At Christmas 2014 I went to a therapist who specializes in acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. I had the strong anxiety attacks after smoking marijuana (I always smoked, sometimes I had slight attacks but nothing to worry about).
This therapist gave me some Chinese herbs to be taken and made me several sessions of acupuncture (which I still do). I felt better and sometimes I felt some slight improvements in sexual problems (the mix of Chinese herbs contained a little bit of Huang Lian, containing berberine). Then I connected things and I decided to try to trust in Area 1255. I took berberine + icariin, and after about three weeks I started to have a strong libido and erections acceptable.
This was berberine that I took: http://www.vitacost.com/only-natural-berberine-1000-mg-50-vegetarian-capsules-2
The problem is that I had the necessary herbs only for three weeks, I ended when they began to take effect. Meanwhile I had read on pssdforum.com some people treated with St. John's wort. I don't know why, I should continue with berberine + icariin, but I bought this St. John's wort (The one I took myself is called "Laif 900 Balance" from Steigerwald Prophyto, as the one taken by the boy's post on pssdforum). When I finished the berberine I started taking St. John's wort for 3 weeks, initially appeared to have positive effects, but then I stopped because they are finished and it started to make me very nervous.
At that point I still bought berberine but other than that I initially bought. This new berberine was brown (this http://www.vitacost.com/natures-way-oregon-grape-root-500-mg-90-capsules), I think it was extracted from the roots. It was not yellow as the first. After about four weeks I have not noticed improvements so I bought the first berberine I had felt. I'm took it from 14.06.2015 to 30.06.2015 but I stopped because I got the anxiety rather strong.
Why the first time was working and the second time I feel bad?
It's the fault of St. John's wort?
In recent days I took a multivitamin that contains several vitamins and niacin and folic acid, to increase histamine as I read in a thread here on the forum, I do not think this could be the problem ...
Now I did prescribe from my TCM therapist capsules containing 200mg of Huang Lian (that contain berberine) and 300mg Yin Yang Huo (icariin). 4 times a day.
I take from 3 weeks but I have not noticed any effect, only a slightly anxiolytic.
The package leaflet of Efexor 75 ER says that is an SSRI, but not exactly as it also acts on norepinephrine, not just on serotonin, right?
I do not know what to do, my mood is very low ...
Your advices are welcome.
In the meantime, I look forward to some positive effect from berb + icariin.
Sorry for my bad English.