SAM-e for Fibromyalgia Pain/Mood/Energy? Headaches?

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   Posted 4/8/2009 5:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I had tried this about 6 years ago and was having severe gastro. issues at 200-400mg on an empty stomach. It took several weeks to get the sam-e out of my system. I wasn't taking it long enough to notice any positive changes.

I just read an article that stated you can get good results using much lower doses. You could even cut the 200mg enteric coated tab's in 1/2 and take with food at least initially. I guess the sam-e builds up in your body fairly quickly.

Higher doses can also cause anxiety and headaches?


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   Posted 4/8/2009 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   
I started out with a box of 30 at 400mg and thought it worked well.(Could be a coincidence that I was having a good month).   The next box I bought was 200mg (to save money) and I have not noticed it working as well.  I stopped taking it since I had one of my worst flare ups while taking it.  I just assumed it's something that doesn't work for me.

coping with fibro since July 2004
Officially diagnosed with fibro and restless leg - March 2009
Mother to two wonderful kids, born 1999 and 2002

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