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Does B12 Help With Memory
No: Clonidine is a very powerful hbp medicine that is not used to treat seizures. In very extreme circumstances, Clonidine overdose may cause symptoms. There are several off label use of Clonidine but I have not heard of seizures being one of them. Do not use without medical supervision. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Perhaps: There are a few studies that seem to indicate it may help some of the behaviors. As with any supplement there are possible side effects - stomach aches, loose stools, fishy breath and at high doses can have bleeding problems. Read consumereview.org article on comparison of brands. Many products are not made up of what is needed for the brain function you are looking for. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Indirectly: Agree with previous comments. There are some with chronic pain, fibromyalgia, or neuropathic-type pain, who respond very well to gabapentin. If such a chronic condition is contributing to one's depressed state or anxiety, and symptoms are alleviated with treatment, depressive symptoms may improve also. But there is no direct biochemical pathway by which gabapentin treats depression or anxiety. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Maybe, maybe not: Some recent research shows that adding omega-3 fatty acids to depression therapy can be beneficial in the treatment of some types of depression. Some studies also show a correlation between decreased intake of omega-3 fatty acids and the development of depression. However, other studies indicate that these theories are not true. The research results are currently mixed on this subject. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mood stabilization: Gabapentine is an anti seizure medication that can be useful as a mood stabilizer. It is not recommended for insomnia. However, if it was prescribed as a mood stabilizer, your anxiety, agitation and others symptoms that might keep you up, will be reduced allowing you to sleep better. ...Read more
Prob not, try iron: Methocarbamol is not likely to help very much. The most effective treatment for restless leg syndrome usually is iron pills. Although iron is normally used to treat iron-deficiency anemia, it has been found to be highly effective against most cases of RLS. (I speak from personal as well as professional experience. My wife's very bothersome RLS cleared entirely with iron.) Ask your doctor. ...Read more
B12 and Your Body: B12 is a water soluble vitamin that primary works in the formation of nerve tissue (myelin) and is essential for the maturation of red & white blood cells in the bone marrow (prevents pernicious anemia). It is required in normal folate (folic acid) metabolims and dna synthesis. Biochemically, one form of B12 (methyl b12) helps convert homocysteine to methionine for energy production &, brain & heart health. ...Read more
Talk therapy - yes: I can't imagine a talk therapist that wouldn't work with you on both issues. I also don't know of any depression medication that would have an impact on bulimia patterns. It might be possible that with the depression relieved, the pattern of bulimia might decrease on its own, but i think cbt would be the best way to learn how to change those behaviors. ...Read more
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