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User Reviews for Ashwaganda

Ashwaganda has an average rating of 4.1 out of 10 from a total of 12 ratings on Drugs.com. 23% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 62% reported a negative experience.

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Herbal Supplementation  
4.1
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Reviews for Ashwaganda

Jeff · Taken for less than 1 month · November 1, 2019

For Herbal Supplementation "This made me feel really great for one day. Then the next 4 or 5 were not so good. Headache, a wired feeling, bad sleep, slightly nausious. The respected brand I took had a lot of milligrams in a single pill. Too much from what I now understand. From the way I felt I suspect it stimulated my thyroid. That's one thing it does. I personally wouldn't try it again even at a lower dose. Herbs effect everyone differently. This is not for me."

5 / 10
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Jon · January 26, 2020

For Herbal Supplementation "I initially tried this for anxiety, after one dose at bedtime the next day I was literally unable to leave my bed. I couldn't focus and felt horrendous. I would never touch Ashwaghanda ever again !!! I have a list of things I avoid: saint John's worth, ginseng, Ashwaghanda, gingko biloba, Rhodiola rosea, l theanine and others basically avoid any of these. Adaptogens mess with your mood in dangerous ways. I've tried them all so am aware of how drastically they can alter mood and induce severe panic attacks."

1 / 10
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Kate · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 7, 2020

For Herbal Supplementation "I have autism, which comes along with a whole lot of anxiety. This really helps me feel much less unhinged and I've never had any side-effects from it. It also helped me quickly taper off a high dose of a very addictive antidepressant (Paxil). Still good to check potential interactions before doing anything like that yourself, of course."

9 / 10
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Lisa · August 5, 2020

For Herbal Supplementation "I started seeing a Naturopathic doctor for digestion issues, but since I filled out a lengthy questionnaire saying I have ADHD and anxiety, (it’s mild) he decided to put me on ashwaghanda 500mg tablets 2xs twice a day. Which is 2000mg! I didn’t notice any difference until after 30 days, then for over 2 weeks I didn’t realize what was wrong with me. I became extremely irritable, EVERYTHING seemed to bother me and I was way more emotional than a bad case of PMS. I became moody and upset at my boyfriend for everything. My expectations were high and was breaking up with him and made me a very bitchy person. I have no idea if it helped my sometimes racing brain at night. I finally guessed it wasn’t pms, it could be this herb, so I reduced my dosage to half which helped until I saw the doctor who said to stop taking it, it could have adverse affects in people. Ugh. I can’t take back the things I said...I will never take this again."

1 / 10
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Nova · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 28, 2021

For Herbal Supplementation "After 8 months of failed anxiety meds and 6 months of failed depression meds I started taking St Johns wort and Ashwaganda a long with the Wim Hoff breathing technique and Cold water therapy. I cured my depression and anxiety. I am so so happy. I even stopped taking Gabapentin because I haven’t had a TN flare. My body has a natural high now since my body had been depleted of happy hormones."

10 / 10
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Anonymous · May 21, 2022

For Herbal Supplementation "I have been taking ashwaganda 1x day 470mg at night along with GABA 1x day 500mg for 8+ months. I have been suffering from anxiety and depression my whole life. I read online about both of the supplements and didn’t think they would work. The first 4 months I took 450mg ashwaganda and 1000mg GABA pills in the morning and felt tired and exhausted the whole day and, my anxiety was a bit under control but nothing too drastic. I switched the routine and took the pills at night. It helped with the tiredness and my anxiety was getting better. I messed with the dosage and started taking 1 pill of each supplement daily before bed and after 5 months and messing my anxiety and depression drastically changed. I have never in my life not had anxiety. But I finally felt free of anxiety. I was able to talk to strangers and concentrate without worrying about anything or anyone. For the first time I felt like I was in control of my mind. My brain fog was also gone. I highly recommend both"

10 / 10
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Robb · Taken for less than 1 month · July 3, 2021

For Herbal Supplementation "If you have anxiety, depression or panic attacks: Within a short time of use of Natural ashwagandha supplement (expensive stuff), my anxiety and mood dramatically changed to the worst state I ever was before! Stomach problems, tension headache, tiredness/fatigue, nausea and that is just a few... Some of us are sensitive to these "natural adjusters" and have paradoxical reaction on us."

1 / 10
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Shawn · Taken for 1 to 6 months · September 1, 2021

For Herbal Supplementation "Heard about this from a friend, I suffer from anxiety so I started off with drinking water with ashwaganda at around the same time I was losing my mother to chronic COPD. It increased my anxiety and I was confused, also shortness of breath, as an effect to then my mother's death. But it has been some time know, and still no better. I for the first time bought the pill form and within 3 days it became a nightmare. My anxiety and crazy racing thoughts I said to my wife it's got to be this ashwaganda, I stopped taking it and I feel back to my old self! Not for me!"

1 / 10
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MRL37 · Taken for less than 1 month · August 18, 2022

For Herbal Supplementation "I took 1000 mg KSM-66 Ashwaganda and on the second day of taking it-- about an hour after I swallowed it -- I had trouble breathing and had a really high resting heart rate (104 bpm according to my watch). I have not taken it again nor will I for this reason."

2 / 10
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Jerry · Taken for less than 1 month · October 11, 2020

For Herbal Supplementation "Been diagnosed with harm OCD, severe anxiety. I'm on prozac, and gabapentin. I run out of gabapentin for anxiety now and then and ignorant doctors won't give me Benzodiazapams, so trying ashwagana when I run out of gabapentin."

7 / 10
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Laloor5 · Taken for less than 1 month · August 6, 2021

"Tried this for 2 weeks, 300mg morning and 300mg night. Made no difference at all. I have anxiety and depression. Didn't work for me."

1 / 10
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Guara · Taken for 1 to 6 months · February 24, 2022

For Herbal Supplementation "Carefully with the amount powder you use as over dose is a risk. Drink it in the morning as it works best then for your body"

1 / 10
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Not good · October 12, 2022

For Herbal Supplementation "I took this for about a week for long covid. I started feeling hyper, increased heart palpitations, tension headache, upset stomach and pain. After 10 days of one per day I’m done"

1 / 10
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