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Old 03-03-2009, 09:40 PM   #41
 
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I just went back on the pill, but besides that I've gone off all of my other meds. I still take migraine medications when I have an attack.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:43 PM   #42
 
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i take omega 3s because i'm allergic to fish. my doctor recommended B6 to help with the peripheral neuropathy in my hands. and i take calcium.
My mom is on some med for neuropathy. I'll have to tell her about teh B6!
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:47 PM   #43
 
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Multivitamin with calcium
Omega-3 (cholesterol)
Biotin (hair and nails)
L-Lysine (cold sores)
Glucosomine (arthritis)
Black Cohosh (night sweats)

and the occasional Tylenol or Benedryl


DarkAngel: does the B6 really help with insomnia?

Pheonix: The supplements you take for ADHD are interesting, do you know where I might find some info on that? We recently had my daughter diagnosed as borderline. She already takes meds and B6 for Epilepsy, so I'd be interested in trying some supplements with her, rather than any more medication.
I have a natural health book that I can scan pages from and email you. PM me your address.

My BF also has night sweats. Do you know what causes them? Maybe many things... Does the BC help?
That would be awesome, Phoenix, (sorry I spelled your name wrong earlier, I hate that!) I'll pm you in a minute.

My gyno tells me the nightsweats are a symptom of perimenopause. I actually just started on the BC last week, so no change yet. He said to give it a few weeks. If there is no change, we'll consider another treatment. I don't recall right now what they were though, another symptom of peri-m?!
My mom's doctor put her on Effexor for her nightsweats and hot flashes. It's an antidepressant, but there's also research that it helps with menopause. My mom's happy...she can finally sleep.
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Old 03-03-2009, 09:50 PM   #44
 
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I take all of these at night after dinner. If I take vitamins during the day I get nauseaus.
me too. though i don't have to have a full stomach, i find it easier on me when i take them at night.

gee, i hope the B6 will help with the insomnia as well as the peripheral neuropathy... but i'm still going to ask the endocrinologist for an Rx for sleeping pills on Thursday.
I think the drug my mom takes for neuropathy is gambipintin (not sure on spelling) and it also helps her sleep!
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Old 03-03-2009, 10:17 PM   #45
 
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Nothing really..Maybe i should start taking some.
what do you ladies start taking at the age of 27?
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Odissey, I'm not a nutrition expert, but I would recommend:
- a multivitamin
- extra calcium
- extra vitamin D (unless you are out in the sun daily)
- Also, consider Omega 3-6-9.

I take all the above, plus:
- glucosamine
- hyaluronic acid w/collagen
- pine bark extract
- B complex
- spirulina
- resveratrol. DH had an irregular heartbeat a few years ago, but tests could not find anything "wrong." After he took resveratrol for several weeks, the irregular heartbeat was virtually gone. We could not believe it!
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I think the drug my mom takes for neuropathy is gambipintin (not sure on spelling) and it also helps her sleep!
thanks, i looked it up - it's gabapentin and it does cause drowsiness.

my gp doesn't want to give me anything for the peripheral neuropathy because they can't find a cause for it. but i'm hoping my endocrinologist - i'm seeing her tomorrow - will give me the sleeping pills.
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I think the drug my mom takes for neuropathy is gambipintin (not sure on spelling) and it also helps her sleep!
thanks, i looked it up - it's gabapentin and it does cause drowsiness.

my gp doesn't want to give me anything for the peripheral neuropathy because they can't find a cause for it. but i'm hoping my endocrinologist - i'm seeing her tomorrow - will give me the sleeping pills.
From what I've read online, too much B6 is known to CAUSE neuropathy. I've read that you should take a b-complex without B6.
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Old 03-04-2009, 08:50 AM   #49
 
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I used to be on a birth control pill.

Now, I take a multivitamin (either Centrum or the store generic), I take a calcium tablet, and most of the time I take a Claritin.

Tylenol or Benadryl when needed.

I used to take Melantonin to sleep and had mixed results with that. Since I'm trying to conceive, I stopped taking it, as is supposedly messes with hormones.
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From what I've read online, too much B6 is known to CAUSE neuropathy. I've read that you should take a b-complex without B6.
i've read the opposite - and since i don't take any right now and i'm REALLY desperate due to constant pain, i'm willing to try the inexpensive option first before going to neurotonin.
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:09 PM   #51
 
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From what I've read online, too much B6 is known to CAUSE neuropathy. I've read that you should take a b-complex without B6.
i've read the opposite - and since i don't take any right now and i'm REALLY desperate due to constant pain, i'm willing to try the inexpensive option first before going to neurotonin.
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Good luck with that. I know how bad it bothers my mom, but at least we know what caused hers (chemotherapy).
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:10 PM   #52
 
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I have a lot of medications and don't take a lot of supplements:
Lupus: (Essentially immunosupressants)
Prednisone
Sulfasalazine
Methotrexate
Folic Acid
Hydroxychloroquine

Migraines:
Relpax PRN
Nortriyptaline

Celexa (antidepressent)
Gitelman's (Potassium wasting disorder)
Amiloride (K sparing diuretic)
Supplements:
Calcium + Vit D

Way too much for a 25 year old in my opinion.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:18 PM   #53
 
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All I take is vitamin D3. I'm a sunscreen whore so I know I'm not getting enough sun, and there's been a lot research on D and it's role in some cancers (breast and colon, especially). Next time I go for a check-up I'll ask my doc to test my 25(OH)D levels.

I try to get everything else I need from my diet. Whenever I can be bothered to use fitday I'm always 100%+ or close to it for all my nutrients.
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:35 PM   #54
 
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I try to take a multivitamin and vitamin C daily. I was religious with the vitamin C during the winter and fall and it seemed to helped a lot.

I need to start taking Vitamin D, Fish Oil, and Calcium (recommended by doc).

I want to start taking biotin and msm for hair growth as well.
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Rx:
Citalopram
Yasmin

OTC:
Multi-vitamin
MSM
Low dose Iron
Calcium and magnesium
B12
Acidophilious (I get thrush a lot!)
Beconase nasal spray

Also Echinachea because I have just got a cold.
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Old 03-04-2009, 04:09 PM   #56
 
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How do you know how much of each supplement to take? Id like to start taking some for various reasons, but Im not sure how much to take to be effective. Is there a reliable website with supplement information?

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Old 03-05-2009, 03:06 PM   #57
 
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wild~hair - I tried a green smoothie today! I put in 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach, 1 small banana, 1/2 cup frozen sliced strawberries, 1/2 cup lowfat vanilla yogurt, and 1/2 cup orange juice. Then I blended it all up, added a few more strawberry slices and another splash of OJ. It was actually pretty good! I could sort of taste the spinach but it didn't take away from the sweetness of the other stuff. And my Magic Bullet did a fine job blending the spinach.

I've also heard that vitamin C helps with iron absorption, so I was glad to have the strawberries and OJ with the spinach.
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Old 03-05-2009, 08:20 PM   #58
 
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Glad you liked it Pixie!

OJ is a fab idea. I'm gonna steal it.

Know what you mean about still tasting the spinach it's no biggie though. And I feel so good getting in more leafy greens.

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Old 03-05-2009, 08:31 PM   #59
 
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I drink green smoothies (with spinach) almost every day. I wanted some extra vitamin C because I seem to be getting sick, so I added some fresh squeezed lime juice to my smoothies today and yesterday. Something about the lime made it so delicious!

This is what I did today (it made a HUGE smoothie - probably 16-20 oz):
a few handfuls of baby spinach (maybe 1 1/2 cups)
4 oz orange juice
4 oz kefir
juice of 1/2 lime
1 tsp honey (I added for immune benefits, probably not necessary)
1 cup frozen mixed berries

I've found that the key to using fresh greens is to blend them with the liquids first, then add the frozen/solid ingredients.
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I take
Kelp (idodine)
Apple Cider Vinegar (for acne, energy, essential vitamins and bathing)
Blackstrap Molasses (for acne, energy, and bowel regularity)
Interesting that you take kelp and take the other two for acne...kelp (idodine) has been known to cause acne.

How are these products working for you? How do you take the bs molasses?
They're working well. I never had bad acne to begin with, just a few pimples here and there, but since taking the ACV, BSM and kelp, I haven't had any pimples arise in more than 3 weeks. The ACV and BSM has given me more energy as well. I've also noticed that since taking the ACV, the whites of my eyes are really white--like baby eyes almost!

I take 2 Tbs of BSM a day. 1 Tbs with 2 Tsp of ACV in 8oz of water in the morning on an empty stomach, and 1 Tbs with 2 Tsp of ACV in water right before I go to bed. For more info and testimonies, check out www.earthclinic.com
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