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3doorsdown
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   Posted 2/17/2011 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey is it safe to supplement with this stuff? I kept hearing good things about it so I decided to pick it up finally lol I also noticed right next to it was a thing called Super B-Complex which seem to have higher percentages of the RDA Recommendations for B Vitamins and Vitamin C thrown in there, but since I'm starting out I stuck with the unsuper

Has anyone started supplementing B Complex and felt any results in any way?

Were they long lasting results? and if not could that just have mean you were deficient or the body became immune?

In which case, do I have to cycle supplementation? Like 1 week on then 1 week off or so

Thanks guys I know B Complex is talked about a lot here so hopefully I can get some responses soon:)

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   Posted 2/17/2011 3:51 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are a eating nutritionally sound diet, supplements end up being expensive urine but most people do not eat well, which makes all disorders worse.  B vitamins must be taken together to be effective.  Personally, I take a stress formula that has all the B's and vitamin C.  It does give me more energy on low energy days but over the years I have come to realize that there is nothing "over the counter"  that helps my anxiety.  I had to wean myself off of Xanax several months ago because it was making me depressed but then again I have been told I could be bipolar, no one really seems to know.  Medical marval I am and pharmaceutically challenged at that.
 
Eating well, exercising and trying to keep my life very very simple are the only ways I keep going.
 
Try those "B"'s I so hope they help you.  Probably the very worst that will happen is no result.
 
Gem

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stkitt
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   Posted 2/17/2011 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I use a B-Complex supplement per Dr. suggestion but I do not feel any different although I am not sure I should.
 
Check with your Dr. if you are taking any prescription meds to be sure it is ok.
 
Kindly,
 
Kitt

thewulasvegas
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   Posted 2/18/2011 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
A note, for me I got a energy boost/twitch when I took the B-complex. Your urine will be a neon green so don't be alarmed. If you feel twichy after taking one, try cutting the dose in half. Some in the AM and some in the PM.
 
I'm not a doc, just speaking from experience. 

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   Posted 2/18/2011 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Keep in mind that this is only my opinion: I think that if you are eating well, the amount of the 'B' vitamins in a daily multi is sufficient. There is a daily called 'Stresstabs' (really-Lol!) that supports the immune system that is taxed by stress-both physical and mental. The amount of the 'B's in this multi far exceeds the recommended daily dose. This is probably due to the fact that absorbtion of this vitamin can be tricky.

Some people have 'B' injections because of absortion issues. Unless your doctor has recommended anything else though, I'd stick with a suppliment and good nutrtion:)
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lauriedtx
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   Posted 2/18/2011 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I started taking B Complex 75 about a month ago. Not a huge difference but drink plenty of water or your urine will be neon yellow.

anxious annie
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   Posted 2/19/2011 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
My husbands GP told him to start taking the BComplex, the doc then looked at me and said you take them too. ( he used to be my doc also ) We have taken them for several months with no ill results. We use the super B-complex. My hubby is diabetic and has heart problems, I have high blood pressure along with the anxiety.

Question for Precious Gem, how did you wean yourself off of the Xanax? I have taken this med for 10 years and it scares me to death to think of the withdrawal symptoms. I take .05 mg in morning and .05 at bedtime. I am suppossed to take the same dosage at noon but I was able to stop this dose with no problem.

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lauriedtx
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   Posted 2/20/2011 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Annie,
I was on Xanax for a few years and Xanax is very addicting but you are on a very low dosage.  I am in the process of weaning off of 4mg of Klonopin a day. Has your doctor given you a plan?  I would work closely with your doctor.  He will most likely have you start decreasing each week until you are off.  I would keep taking the B-complex.  I am not an expert but I was advised to take it as a supplement for my anxiety.  Keep us posted. wink
 
 
anxious annie said...
My husbands GP told him to start taking the BComplex, the doc then looked at me and said you take them too. ( he used to be my doc also ) We have taken them for several months with no ill results. We use the super B-complex. My hubby is diabetic and has heart problems, I have high blood pressure along with the anxiety.

Question for Precious Gem, how did you wean yourself off of the Xanax? I have taken this med for 10 years and it scares me to death to think of the withdrawal symptoms. I take .05 mg in morning and .05 at bedtime. I am suppossed to take the same dosage at noon but I was able to stop this dose with no problem.

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Mike619er
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   Posted 2/20/2011 9:13 AM (GMT -6)   
I was debating whether or not to take a b complex or a b12 supplement to help battle my anxiety. I heard the same thing that scaredy mentioned that a regular daily multi has about enough b vitamins as you would need a day if also eating a healthy diet as well. So since I'm trying to lose weight and really get healthy, I decided to go with just a multivitamin, a b12 supplement (lozenge), and a fish oil. I haven't really seen any crazy benefits from doing this yet but I know that with any natural product it can take up to like 30-60 days to actually start seeing the benefits of taking them. So I'll let you know if I start seeing any difference.


As for the Xanax question and about how do wheen yourself off of them? It's pretty much the same as you would do for an antidepressant. Just keep reducing it in half of what you normally take. I reduced mine that way and cut it in half every week until I was down to nohting. The absolute key with doing this, is managing your fear and a trust in yourself, atleast from what I've found. I got some bad dizzy spells, confusion, dreamlike feelings, very shaky at times as well. Cannot tell you how many times during the first week of no benzos that I was so shaky at my job that I felt like I could barely hand customers back their receipts. My hands and arms were so darn shaky. The key was for me atleast, to recognize it for what it was. I promised myself I wouldn't run back to the bottle to look for relief, I told myself it's just a temporary withdrawal symptom that will eventually go away if I keep at it. I've been off benzos for about 6-7 months now and honestly I never even think about turning back to them again. Antidepressents now are a totally different story for me, I just wheened myself off totally a week and a half ago and am dealing with some of the withdrawal symptoms now yet again. I'm questioning and battling with the fact that this is how I will feel like forever off of the meds, or if this is just a temporary withdrawal problem like I had with the benzos. I keep reminding myself that it's probably just a withdrawal phase and tryin my best to keep my head up. I've found that's the best way to deal with anything, pressin foward and keepin your head up. The more and more I learn about anxiety, whenever I get get scared or anxious (which still happens, I don't mean to sound like a tough guy. I still get really ridiculous bouts of fear/anxiety) I just let it happen. After it fades I try to remind myself that it's alright and that I'm ok and then immediately try to do something productive to keep my mind on something else.

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stkitt
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   Posted 2/20/2011 10:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Good Morning All,
 
Several years ago I wean from 40 mg of Valium down to 8 mg per day using the info on the following link.  It is a very slow process but no withdrawal side effects.
 
I copied the info and mailed it to my Pdoc prior to my next appointment so she would have the chance to review it and she was in complete agreement with using this method to wean.
 
For me, working  closely with my Pdoc has been the key to living with my anxiety and depression.
 
I am a firm believer in advocating for myself.  :)
 
 
Kindly,
Kitt
 
 
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3doorsdown
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   Posted 2/20/2011 4:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Guys, so I was feeling pretty bad these past few days and it was almost to the point of pushing me to start meds, but yesterday my girlfriend took me to a natural supplement shop and I asked the lady the best product for anxiety and she gave me a product called GABA which is a natural amino acid that works as a neurotransmitter in the brain and promotes relaxiation and helps with the creation of dopamines which we all long for right?

anyways I took it and man yesterday I was so calm and happy it frightened me, at first I was pretty drowsy then I ate some fish and then I felt like my old self for once

could have been the fish though because I know fish promotes lots of good chemicals in the brain especially dopamines or could've been a combination of both who knows

also mike, I don't know if you'll see this but the lady told me that young men are like the 2nd most common people that suffer from anxiety disorders, right behind moms haha so that was kind of cheering to hear

Mike619er
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   Posted 2/20/2011 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Haha yea it's kind of good to know that maybe we can eventually get out of this mess. How old are you? I have to look into that GABA, right now I'm just takin a mix of stuff but didn't really want to ask the people at the vitamin shoppe a good thing to take for anxiety. I am pretty darn ashamed about how messed up I am, so I really avoid telling people or talking about it for the most part. Except for with my therapist.

3doorsdown
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   Posted 2/20/2011 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike619er said...
Haha yea it's kind of good to know that maybe we can eventually get out of this mess. How old are you? I have to look into that GABA, right now I'm just takin a mix of stuff but didn't really want to ask the people at the vitamin shoppe a good thing to take for anxiety. I am pretty darn ashamed about how messed up I am, so I really avoid telling people or talking about it for the most part. Except for with my therapist.


I'm 21, and naw don't be ashamed, I felt that way at first but when I opened up people took kindly to it lol and my friends my age who are males (who you'd expect would be the most critical) usually laugh it off and suggest marijuana or just to "escape the drama" lol, your not any less of a man because of this, it's so common it's scary

you know how many soldiers out there deal with this crap? best thing you can do is reach out for help if you truly feel messed up, it's helped me a LOTT to open up to people and be able to actually to some degree laugh at my anxiety disorder haha

edit: and I also want to mention whenever I have a fear, putting it in joking form takes a HUGE amount of stress from my life

like if I fear having cancer or whatever I just joke around and be like "what? breaking benjamin is coming in december? well I only hope if I die of cancer it'd be after the concert cause that would suck" it kind of just takes the power away from it lol

anxious annie
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   Posted 2/20/2011 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
 I have always been afraid of weaning off the Xanax.  My main anxiety issue is fear.  Mainly about health issues as I said before.  I wish I could be normal and not have to depend on meds.  I have talked about it with my doctor, make plans to start cutting down and then I don't, except for the noon pill which I don't even miss.  One night not long ago I fell asleep without my nightly dose, I woke up around 3am with my heart pounding out of my chest, sweating.  I thought I was having a heart attack and then I realized I forgot the pill.  What I would give for a life with just the normal anxiety problems.

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3doorsdown
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   Posted 2/20/2011 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
anxious annie you can get there again don't worry, look up a guy named Charles Linden, he's had severe anxiety (5 panic attacks a day) for I'm thinking something like 20 years and now he's one of the faces of healing from anxiety issues

I'm not saying buy his product or anything but I'm just saying he should be proof that no matter how bad you feel you are things always get better

anxious annie
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   Posted 2/20/2011 6:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all the responses.  You are all so helpful.  If I keep on talking to you guys maybe someday I will feel normal again.  I didn't even know there was such a thing as anxiety until my dad died.  It was a sudden death, 6 months after he passed, my mother had a heart attack, 6 months after this event, my former son-in-law set my daughters house on fire, beat a beautiful golden retriever to death plus the fire killed a couple other pets.  Now you know the cause of the anxiety.  Because of all this I have been on Xanax for around 12 years.  The health fears are how the anxiety manefects (spelling) itself with me now.  I feel I was lead to this site, bless all of you.
 
I am sorry that I seem to have taken over the B-Complex thread.   I am new, thanks for being patient with me.
 

Mike619er
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   Posted 2/20/2011 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Yea I hear ya 3doors, I have opened up to my friends about it. Mostly last summer is when I started doing it and I thought it was going to help. It helped like while I was talking to them about it, and although they didn't get ALL of it, they definetly were able to relate to some of the issues. It just got to the point where it was all I ever talked/thought/cared about. So I stopped trying to bring it up around them or with anybody besides my therapist. I tried just talking about sports/video games/tv shows/whatever to just try and think about something that didn't matter for a change. I was able to do this, but it didn't feel right and when I was alone i'd slip right back into the same bad place yet again.

Today for example my faimly was all going over my cousnis house for a poker game that we normally have every sunday. I just felt so out of it/lightheaded/antisocial today that I decided to just not go. Normally I ALWAYS go, no matter how bad I'm feeling. Today I just didn't want to, I get these stupid guilt trips for going there now and not being able to have a beer or two with my uncles like Iw ould normally do and play poker. I feel guilty for sitting there and feeling nervous and fidgeting around like an idiot. I didn't want to deal with it so I just went to the gym, just got back actually.

I know it's just isolating myself more, but it's all I know how to do that doesn't really bother me all that much. Atleast the gym is a healthy routine to get into. Who cares if I go by myself. Just feel guilty about skipping out on the family party/poker game to go be by myself and go to the gym instead. Now it's probably back to my favorite pastime, lay in bed and watch tv until I fall asleep and do it all over again tomorrow.

stkitt
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   Posted 2/20/2011 7:11 PM (GMT -6)   
To All,
 
One of the most succesful  programs in the world for weaning off of benzos ( Xanax, Klonopin etc) - check with your physician re using this method:
 
 
 
Kindly,
Kitt
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lauriedtx
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   Posted 2/20/2011 7:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Kitty. I am going to check it out now and print for my appt. with my pdoc next week. BlondieTX
"Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the COURAGE to continue that counts."

3doorsdown
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   Posted 2/20/2011 10:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike619er said...
Yea I hear ya 3doors, I have opened up to my friends about it. Mostly last summer is when I started doing it and I thought it was going to help. It helped like while I was talking to them about it, and although they didn't get ALL of it, they definetly were able to relate to some of the issues. It just got to the point where it was all I ever talked/thought/cared about. So I stopped trying to bring it up around them or with anybody besides my therapist. I tried just talking about sports/video games/tv shows/whatever to just try and think about something that didn't matter for a change. I was able to do this, but it didn't feel right and when I was alone i'd slip right back into the same bad place yet again.

Today for example my faimly was all going over my cousnis house for a poker game that we normally have every sunday. I just felt so out of it/lightheaded/antisocial today that I decided to just not go. Normally I ALWAYS go, no matter how bad I'm feeling. Today I just didn't want to, I get these stupid guilt trips for going there now and not being able to have a beer or two with my uncles like Iw ould normally do and play poker. I feel guilty for sitting there and feeling nervous and fidgeting around like an idiot. I didn't want to deal with it so I just went to the gym, just got back actually.

I know it's just isolating myself more, but it's all I know how to do that doesn't really bother me all that much. Atleast the gym is a healthy routine to get into. Who cares if I go by myself. Just feel guilty about skipping out on the family party/poker game to go be by myself and go to the gym instead. Now it's probably back to my favorite pastime, lay in bed and watch tv until I fall asleep and do it all over again tomorrow.


naw don't feel guilty, honestly gym>beer time with uncles any time, it'd certainly expand your lifespan and their your family, there not gonna hate you for skipping out on them lol

and I can certainly relate to the 'all i'd think about part', at the beginning of my whole anxiety I was obsessed with it and no matter how hard I tried I couldn't get my mind off the uneasy feelings I kept having, all day and got to the point where at night I could hardly sleep, sometimes stayed up till 8am till I just camped out, it was crazy lol

it's funny you said video games because that is something that help me get out of that rough period, I'd just throw in some black ops and it seems my problems would fade away haha video games calms you down

3doorsdown
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   Posted 2/20/2011 10:23 PM (GMT -6)   
anxious annie said...
Thanks for all the responses. You are all so helpful. If I keep on talking to you guys maybe someday I will feel normal again. I didn't even know there was such a thing as anxiety until my dad died. It was a sudden death, 6 months after he passed, my mother had a heart attack, 6 months after this event, my former son-in-law set my daughters house on fire, beat a beautiful golden retriever to death plus the fire killed a couple other pets. Now you know the cause of the anxiety. Because of all this I have been on Xanax for around 12 years. The health fears are how the anxiety manefects (spelling) itself with me now. I feel I was lead to this site, bless all of you.


I am sorry that I seem to have taken over the B-Complex thread. I am new, thanks for being patient with me.


Your life has been tough, but guess what? You HAVE a life, your alive and well and if you think about it, all these bad things happened around you but never directly happened to you, maybe that means you have a purpose and meaning in life and you have favor

regardless, I'm learning that living each day as a big worry is soooo pointless and stupid

Mike619er
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   Posted 2/21/2011 12:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Haha yea man i am pretty nasty at black ops.  That's what I do when I find myself gettin really bad I just pop that in and even though I'm still anxious and feeling out of it, atleast I'm killing it in black ops.  You got ps3?

3doorsdown
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   Posted 2/21/2011 12:52 AM (GMT -6)   
Mike619er said...
Haha yea man i am pretty nasty at black ops. That's what I do when I find myself gettin really bad I just pop that in and even though I'm still anxious and feeling out of it, atleast I'm killing it in black ops. You got ps3?


ha I envy you man, I'm decent at a game of black ops, usually get around 10+-2 kills, but I'm beast at zombies haha and pfff no:( ps3 is something I wanted to buy for a while just saving up but I play it on xbox live haha
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