I started taking St. John's Wort about 2 weeks ago, and I feel great. My hopelessness and sadness is gone, my patience level has gone up, and I no longer feel like I am in a fog. This is great. I did more research and found out that SJW can cause birth control to not be effective. I cannot get pregnant. Does anyone know if this claim is true? I really like the fact that i have had no side effects, but if it means that I could get pregnant then I will go see a doctor and get put on an antidepressant. I have also been considering getting my tubes tied, and this makes me want to follow thru with that even more. I just cannot afford the risk of getting pregnant.