I did read somewhere that side effects of St Johns Wort can be quite severe, exposure to sun can cause serious problems and I'm sure there were cases where restlessness/anxiety get worse.
I seem to sleep OK (though I wake up frequently during the night and have done for years) but I do have trouble relaxing, often find myself tense and having to deliberately relax muscles only to find 15 seconds later I've naturally tensed up again.
I can't sit down and watch TV for any length of time, I find myself twitching or constantly checking my Blackberry, so the idea of taking something that may increase my sysmptons doesn't sit well.
I am in a senior position at work, I look after a large team and I'm in charge of a major global project, confidence is key as I engage with many very senior people, I fear my symptons may impact my ability to do my job and/or how I'm perceived.
I know very little about valerian, do you think this could work better ?
Also, I'm certainly no alcoholic but I do attend a number of formal functions and drink wine, off beer or spirit, can both products be taken if alcohol has been taken ?