B-Complex working for me

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Lee_S
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   Posted 8/16/2011 7:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,

I came on the forum suspecting that I maybe suffering from atypical depression, OCD and anxiety. I have been taking a high strength B-complex (untimed) and my anxiety has dramatically fallen and I am doing many more things, too.

Does anybody know if this would indicate a b-vitamin deficiency? I only ask this question because I have read posts from people stating that B-complex didn't work for them but did for others.

It's probably a good idea to get my vitamin levels checked, so I may do that.

getting by
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   Posted 8/16/2011 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I am glad thtaq the B-complex is working for you. I would have my levels checked if I were you. Vitamin D3 helps you feel better too.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen
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Lee_S
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   Posted 8/16/2011 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
getting by said...
I am glad thtaq the B-complex is working for you. I would have my levels checked if I were you. Vitamin D3 helps you feel better too.

Best wishes,

Hugs, Karen


Thanks for the reply, Karen!

Yeah, I am also taking magnesium, vit D and zinc. I would take iron, too, but have heard about possible toxicity with that.

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   Posted 8/16/2011 11:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Good deal Lee,

I find myself forgetting my supplements now and then, Plus I run out and forget to buy more. But I try. I take calcium (I am post menopausal), vite D3 and fish oil. I try to remember my malic acid/magnesium, but I keep forgetting it so I have to start all over again. I take that for my fibromyalgia. It does help when I remembre to ttake it. My pill box is full of meds, so I need to get one for the supplements. I need an overall multi vitamin too. But can never remember to get it. I blame that on the fibro. It effects my memory. Called fibrofog. But I am a lister and write everything down. You think I would remember that too. lol...

Have a great day.

Hugs, Karen
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getting by
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   Posted 8/16/2011 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
If you are looking to go the natural route of dealing with your depression, I would suggest you get a book called "the ultimate healing system". But first, I would see a doctor or a psychiatrist to get a dx. A doctor to get your bloodwork to see if you are low in any vitamins. You don't want to just start taking them and not be low, some supplements can cause toxicity if you have too much.

A lot of medications came from plants to begin with, if we are talking herbs. Such as valium is valarien. And narcotics are derived from the poppy plant. So I say if you can help yourself with supplements instead of, or with just less, medications more power to you. But do see a doctor and or a psychiatrist to see if you need any medications. And to see if you are deficeint in any vitamins. My girlfriend gets b12 shots. Yuck, I can't stand needles.

You really should get a dx on the depression. You don't want to be putting anything in your body for depression if you don't need it. Such as St. Johnswort or 5htp. That could be damaging. And never take them if you are taking anti depressants because you would be at risk for seratonin syndrom. No fun at all.

I hope that you do feel better soon. Do see a doc.

Not only are there con artists in the supplement scams.  They are also within our pharmeceutical systems.  They give you samples and get you hooked on meds,  then you need them.  If you want to look at it that way.  I take many meds, and I know I need them, but I often wish I would of never taken the first anti depressant and wonder if I would have been able to fight it with cbt only.  They say I have a chemical embalance and that I will always need the drugs.  Kind of makes a person feel like ajunkie. 
 
Hugs, Karen
 
PS I eat bananas so I don't have to take potassium, as my blood pressure pill depleats that.  I drink lemon water and don't need to take vitamin C.  I get enough through the lemons.  So there are ways to get your supplements through food.   
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Post Edited (getting by) : 8/16/2011 7:32:58 PM (GMT-6)


getting by
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   Posted 8/17/2011 8:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Sue,

I wasw just giving a for instance. I think when I come off effexor once (went back on it for many years) the withdrawal effects made me feel so sick, like a junkie. I was so dizzy, moody and had terrible brain zaps. So it felt like I was addicted. Even though it was the med going out of my system. I took it with no problem for over ten years. I would still be taking it but wanted to cut down on the amount of pills I was taking and switched to pristiq. Which is a close cousin to effexor and the switch went well. No bad withdrawal symptoms. But I was taking what my doctor said was the max. 375mg for effexor xr. I read you said 500. So maybe it changed. But I was taking 5 75mg capsules a day. Now I just take one pill in the morning. I also take abilify which helps a lot. It is a mood stabilizer and used fof anti paychotic and bi polar, though they say I am not bipolar. I am never manic. Sometimes I wish I was. Maybe it is because the fibro makes me so tired all the time.

I didn't see any rant in your post. I was just adding to the topic. I think he needs to go to the doctor before he tries to self dx. I agree with you on all points.

I get samples too on my abilify because of the expense. I am glad.

Have a great day.

Hugs, Karen
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 8/18/2011 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
i find abilify very helpful. jamie
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   Posted 8/19/2011 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
just a little foggy in the beginning is all. recently gone up to 30mg and doing good, thx. my restlessness stems from my bi-polar. cheers, jamie
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