Taking nutritional supplements. Has anyone heard of Reliv?

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   Posted 8/20/2005 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I suffer depression, anxiety, adhd and probably bipolar II.  I am on wellbuterin, strattera, effexor and klonopin and lithium.  I started seeing a new pdoc the first of July.  My previous pdoc was totally worthless.  This new one listens to me and is in the process of changing my meds.  I really like her.   Well I have a very good friend, who also happens to be our vet.  She wants me to try this stuff she is selling.  It is called Reliv.  It is basically a nutritional shake.  I wouldnt mind trying it as my diet is basically pretty bad.  Right now, for the most part I am not really eating.  Most days I may go without eating due to the depression and I think the heat has something to do with it too.  I also want to lose weight.  But she wants me to try this for my mental problems along with my acid reflux disease I have and hopefully be able to go off the meds.  We are meeting one day this week so she can go over everything with me.  Its not real cheap...about 115.00 per month.  She understands the fact that I am unemployed at the moment.   I really would like to try it for nutritional purposes but am skeptical about going off my meds  Has anyone ever heard of this product and or used it?

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   Posted 8/21/2005 8:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Chelsi,

I'm no expert by any means, and am too suffering with depression and anxiety, but I don't know if the Nutritional shake will be enough to help you with all the issues, such as Bi-polar, Anxiety and ADHD. It also seems to be a bit too expensive, and there are other nutritional shakes out there.

I too self medicated and was on SAM-e for about three years and it worked great. However, it stopped working and I am adding to the depression and anxiety by searching around for something else such as St. Johns Wort, 5-HTP, etc. I was prescribed Cymbalta and am frightened to take it because of side effects, but the depression effects I am having now, isn't worth it. Sometimes, many people have to be on meds for the rest of their lives. I am tired of doing all this on my own and have decided to give in and take the Doctors advice of going on a chemical antidepressant, because the way I am living now, is not life.

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   Posted 8/21/2005 11:45 PM (GMT -6)   
going without eating will make the problem worse. Atleast take multivitamin supps aswell as Essensial fatty acids. O-3 fatty acid DHA/EPA will help with problems such as such as Bi-polar, Anxiety and ADHD.

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   Posted 9/1/2005 10:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey I just read your concern about Reliv and I just want you to know it works! I have a friend who is on it and she was on all the meds that you just described and more! She was severely bi-polar and is now off all her medications with the AID of her dr. she never went off the meds by herself! She also had bladder failure at 26 because of the meds. Her story is AMAZING! I also have had the best results with the product as well. I got energy,rid of my hemmrhoids that I had for 2 1/2 yrs with my 1st baby and my last pregnancy was superb compared to my 1st 2. I didn't get morning sickness with him or food cravings or mood swings and as far as post partum I only had one bad day. I'm not making any health claims, it's just that your body was made to heal itself when it gets the best nutrition in it.  
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