Unexplained gain of 7-10 lbs in 1 month. I have never had a weight problem? I also have feelings of bloating and distended stomach. I am a healthy 48 yr old female. 5'9", was 142 lbs, now 150 lbs after 1 mos on st johns wort. no other medication
Hello, no it does not cause weight gain.
St John's wort is generally well tolerated.-
The most common adverse effects reported are gastrointestinal symptoms, dizziness, confusion, tiredness and sedation.
St John's wort may rarely cause photosensitivity. This can lead to visual sensitivity to light and to sunburns in situations that would not normally cause them.Recent studies concluded that the extract reacts with light, both visible and ultraviolet, to produce free radicals, molecules that can damage the cells of the body. These can react with vital proteins in the eye which, if damaged, precipitate out causing cataracts.
Take care and I hope I have been of some help, thank you.-
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