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jrda88
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Date Joined Dec 2009
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   Posted 12/6/2009 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone, I just had a few questions. I read through the Fibro 101 section and found some encouraging information with supplements such as Malic Acid, magnesium, and 5-HTP. I was thinking about taking a combination of these. However, I am taking Prozac and am not sure if it safe to take 5-HTP with Prozac. Also, what type of Vitamin D supplement should I take? I am not too wise in the supplement section, so any help would be great. Thanks..

Sherrine
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   Posted 12/7/2009 6:27 AM (GMT -7)   

You want to take vitamin D3.  It is easy to find.  You can talk to  your doctor or pharmacist to see if any of the supplements you want to take will be fine along with your medication.  I know I did. 

Sherrine


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Isosceles
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   Posted 12/7/2009 12:19 PM (GMT -7)   
i found a link to this Dr. recently who prescribes liquid vitamin D3, particularly for helping with the insomnia or terrible sleep patterns linked with Fibro.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Post-traumatic Fibro onset after accident 10/05, diagnosed end of 8/06
Total right hip replacement due to osteoarthritis 8/1/06
Extra Hemi Vertibrae on top of T1 and below C7 (call it C8??)
resulting in scoliosis, last measured 40+ degrees.


meds: Cymbalata 60mg twice daily,
Lyrica quit taking...seemed to feel better 150mg 3 times daily
Oxycodone 10/325 up to 6 times daily, usually 3 or 4
Fentanyl patch 50mc 1 per 48 hours
Provigil 200 mg once daily
Zinc/Magnesium/Calcium
St. John's Wort.
....i'll take anything that won't make me naseaus


Brain Fart Lifer
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   Posted 12/22/2009 1:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Get bloodwork first to check your vitamin D levels before you start taking it. You need to know what level you are at now. If you add too much vitamin D you can reach a toxic level in your body.

I've been taking malic/acid w/magnesium myself after reading about it here and doing my own research. Hasn't helped a single bit for fibro. The only reason I've stayed on it is because it has been a life saver for my constipation (something I've had since I was born). Mention malic/acid to your doctor and they will tell you not to take it because it is not FDA approved. Which does have me concerned and I am decreasing my dosage and adding even more greens in my diet instead. I wish there were more supplements that would get FDA approved instead of constantly putting out new "fibro" drugs every 3 months, but that will never happen. There is too much money to be made.
39 year old female. Not overweight, non-smoker, non-drug user, occasional drinker
Diagnosis: Fibro, TMJ, IBS w/constipation, Sinus, some anxiety/depression, trouble sleeping
X-rays -normal, shock test of nerves-normal, bloodwork including thyroid/lyme-normal
Doctor: Neurologist
Current Meds: Tramadol (Ultrum) 50 mg., Ambien
Former Meds: Lyrica, Cymbalta, Nortriptyline, Lexapro, Percocet
Supplements: Multi vitamin, B-12, Vitamin D, Omega3, Psyllium Husk for constipation, Malic Acid/Magnesium, Bed Buddy, TMJ night guard


Sherrine
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   Posted 12/22/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Mermaid, NO supplements are FDA approved.  I did ask my doctor and he didn't think they would help but he said they wouldn't hurt you.  If you read the thread in Fibro 101, I talk about this.  It can't hurt you unless you take handfuls of them.  Many of the foods we eat have these vitamins and nutrients in them but you would have to eat bushels to get an amount that could possibly help you.  Many with fibro are deficient in these.  I underlined the word possibly because I have said soooo many times that these don't work for everyone but there are many on this forum who have gotten a lot of help from these supplements.   I know that I sure have!
 
Sherrine 


Forum Moderator/ Fibromyalgia
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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Diabetes, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Osteoporosis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.    2 Timothy 1:7

Post Edited (Sherrine) : 12/22/2009 6:30:18 AM (GMT-7)


SarahBear9708
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 286
   Posted 12/22/2009 8:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I personally take Vitamin D, B12, and C. The D3 and B12 give me some more energy and help me through the day. The C helps me from getting sick, because when I get sick, I'm usually stuck with it forever. I haven't found many supplements that actually help with my pain though. Still looking for that.
~*~Sarah~*~

"You were only given this life because you are strong enough to live it."

Dx: Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Migraines, Anxiety, Insomnia, Acid Reflux, RLS, Asthma.

Rx: Celebrex, Buspar, Savella, Lyrica, Requip, Nexium, Symbicort, Compazine, Lunesta.

Supplements: Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Ginseng

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