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Wolfie40
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   Posted 12/6/2009 6:22 AM (GMT -7)   
I have tried Fish oil and I can't take it anymore due to my low blood pressure. Fish oil is also used to lower blood pressure. The problem that I was having was I was getting really light headed even while standing. If i would turn to fast , I would get light headed. I went to a Specialist and they wanted to do a tilt table test on me, but I cancelled because of the cost out of pocket. My wife then said what have you changed in your meds recently. I said that I had added Fish oil (salmon oil). I then stopped taking the fish oil and everything was back to normal. My question is : What other herbal product that reduces imflammation can I take that won't get me lightheaded?
Anyone else have this problem?
 
Thanks
Wolfie
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

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Rider Fan
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   Posted 12/6/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm not sure. What about flax or olive oil?
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FunGuy
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   Posted 12/6/2009 10:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I favor fish oil but I am using also tumeric. Read up on it and see if that will fill the bill for you. I don't take my fish oil too regularly. Could you use less fish oil?
I use FD&C Blue dye number 1 and it really seems to help me.  There is SCIENCE behind this.  Just ask me and I will explain it to you.  U/C and Crohn's for 34 years.  Blue dye for one month and I am feeling pretty good!  I am so excited by this but I need others to try it with their doctor's permission.  Simple food coloring!!  BLUE1.  
I can't make money on this, it's already in your kitchen.  I just want to help.
I do 2 drops in 6 ounces of water when I get up, 2 or 3 drops in 16 or 20 ounces of water that I sip all day and then 2 drops in 6 ounces of water at bedtime.   Max of 7 drops a day.  Give it about ten days.  I am NOT a healthcare professional.   Ask your doctor if this is safe for you. 


Bammer
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   Posted 12/6/2009 12:56 PM (GMT -7)   

I do take fish oil every day, there are so many different kinds available though. I did take a supplement with tumeric and ginger for a awhile after reading of a lot of others on this forum were using them for inflammation.

Use olive oil and do have a bottle of flax oil but forget to use it.

 


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Healthybychoice
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   Posted 12/6/2009 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi,
I have just joined the site and have read the remarks about the fish oil. You need to take fish oil capsules, not oil itself. You also need to ensure they are pharmaceutical grade, that way you know there is no mercury in them. A lot of the capsules in health food stores, etc. contain mercury. Flax seed and other oils don't reduce the inflammation in the gut, only fish oil will do that. It worked well for me and my doc agreed. I was diagnosed in 1979 and after several years on lots of drugs and being really sick, I started on omega-3 fish oil capsules and other supplements, and now my bowel is now normal. I no longer take any drugs.

FunGuy
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   Posted 12/6/2009 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I also have a friend who took too much fish oil and it had some sort of bad effect on him. Something to do with bleeding IIRC. Consumer reports tested fish oil caps and I think they found that Puritan brand had no mercury and I found their prices good.
I use FD&C Blue dye number 1 and it really seems to help me.  There is SCIENCE behind this.  Just ask me and I will explain it to you.  U/C and Crohn's for 34 years.  Blue dye for one month and I am feeling pretty good!  I am so excited by this but I need others to try it with their doctor's permission.  Simple food coloring!!  BLUE1.  
I can't make money on this, it's already in your kitchen.  I just want to help.
I do 2 drops in 6 ounces of water when I get up, 2 or 3 drops in 16 or 20 ounces of water that I sip all day and then 2 drops in 6 ounces of water at bedtime.   Max of 7 drops a day.  Give it about ten days.  I am NOT a healthcare professional.   Ask your doctor if this is safe for you. 


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 12/6/2009 2:54 PM (GMT -7)   
I use flax seed oil, but you have to get it from the right place it need to be in a dark container and refrigrated.
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Wolfie40
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   Posted 12/6/2009 5:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, I'll do more research on Flax,tumeric and ginger.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

Living a Great life with my Wife and my two Chocolate Labs
Hunter & Hailey.
I love them dearly.


kunglao
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   Posted 12/9/2009 7:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Tumeric - best well know antiflammatory, not well tolerated by some people
 
Fresh Ginger -good for gas, indigestion, naseus, might be a little spicy for some people. Just cut small pieces and let it soak with hot boiling water
 
Siberian Pine Nuts Oil - Antiflammatory. Really easily tolerated, taste good. This product works really well for me.
 

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   Posted 5/28/2010 6:43 PM (GMT -7)   
going to check these out especially fish oil caps ty all
will talk to doc about it as well
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