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Seafood And Headaches
Been taking fish oil pills for years (~2000-3800 mg/day). Stopped & started getting headaches. Related? Coincidence? Should I stop fish oil? Thanks
There are many: Studies that support the use of good quality marine fish oil for eye, joint, brain, and cardiovascular health. Poor quality fish oil can be impure and weak. Prothera, Nortic Naturals, and some others are best. Check to see if has been purified several times and the amount of EPA+DHA in it--ought to be about 50 %. Peace and good health. ...Read more
What could be the reason behind getting headaches from fish oil capsules? I have narrowed this down and it is definitely when I take these capsules
Fish oil: It probably wouldn't cause headaches but if you are on a few medications, the interactions are hard to predict. ...Read more
Wife nauseous w/ food aversions. Crave lean meat, salty food, and choc. No chkn, pork, fish. Headache/Nausea leaves w/ right food. PregTest=No, what's up?
I am on 10mg of Lexapro (escitalopram) daily. I get nagging headaches. I also take morepa a fish supplement which is good for anxiety. Could the fish oils be the cause.
I cleaned fish tank that hadn't been cleand in over yr. Wore gloves but now I have headache. What are chances on brain eating amoeba?
With this scenario:
Extraordinarily low. Naegleria fowleri
is most often found in warm lakes, rivers, hot springs, warm water discharged from industrial plans, & poorly chlorinated or un-chlorinated pools. “Naegleria fowleri can grow in public & private water tanks and pipes, especially where little or no disinfectant (like chlorine or chloramine) is present. It can also grow in the pipes & water heaters of homes & > ...Read more
I take coq10, curcumin + fish oil daily. I have a headache. Is it ok to take 2 aleeve or would it thin my blood too much with the above supplements?
Took melatonin and woke up with terrific headache. Also take ramipril, buspar, (buspirone) lexapro, fish oil, iron and multi vit. Can these be taken togetger?
You can, but: It's not uncommon for melatonin to result in headache -- I have heard this from others. Also, it's best to take vitamins separately from other medications so that absorption is better for all. Are you checking your blood pressure regularly? High blood pressure may be a cause for headache in some people. You could also try a lower dose of melatonin and see if this helps. ...Read more
Is there any good proof yet, that 1-2g fish oil per day helps prevent headaches, helps get over anxiety symptoms, or lessen depression feelings?
One if not more of my vitamins are making me sick to my stomach and headache everytime but I don't know which one out of the iron vit d zinc fish oil?
Eliminate/challenge: None of these commonly cause headaches, though it is not unusual for zinc to cause nausea, especially on an empty stomach. The best way to sort this out would be to stop them all for a few days & then re-introduce them one at a time to see how they affect you. It is ok to take vit d and fish oil together (best after a meal). Zinc and iron will be better absorbed if taken separately from fish oil. ...Read more
Vomiting, green diarrhoea, hives all over, headache, sore glands in neck. Ate fish b4 sudden symptoms. Do I wait this out or see doc.
Go to ER: It appears that you may have an anaphylactic reaction to the fish dish. Since this can be life-threatening, go to the ER now if these symptoms are still present or getting worse. ...Read more
Whit pimple vagina, green discharge, smell like fish, white tongue and gums and hives all over, purple inside mouth with veins, headache is it infection?
Call pcp: Yes, anytime you have discharge, it's an infection. Call your pcp to determine what type of infection you have and how to treat it. ...Read more
Fish w very high: Potential mercury levels: shark, swordfish, marlin, king mackerel, big eye, ahi tuna, orange roughy & tilefish. Limit intake of yellow fin & white albacore tuna, spanish & gulf maceral, grouper, bluefish & chilean sea bass. For healthier mercury levels try: crabs, crawdaddies, haddock, flounder, salmon, shrimp, oysters, anchovies, herring, mullet, sole, clams & freshwater trout. ...Read more
"Landfood": Not all seafood is bad for you. In fact, most are beneficial to your health. The best are fish that have both scales and fins such as some white fish, red snapper, talapia, salmon, mahi mahi all in moderation. Unlikely you are allergic to seafood as a whole. Eat uncooked or lightly steamed vegetables, salads, fruits, herbs, nuts, legumes, oats, lean chicken and beef. Basically, vary your diet. ...Read more
Probably: Seafood in major cities in first world countries is almost certainly safe. In the third world, you might run a risk. ...Read more
See below: Sea food and nut allergies tend to be life long. ...Read more
6 months: Fish is one of the top eight allergenic foods, and experts used to advise parents to wait until their baby's first birthday before introducing it. That advice has now changed. In 2008, the aap released a report stating that there's probably no reason to wait to introduce allergenic foods until your baby reaches a certain age. "there is no evidence that delaying their introduction prevents allergy. ...Read more
If I had seafood that was radioactive, and cooked with other food, would the other food become radioactive?
Probably yes: Probably yes but it may require special study to be more precise. ...Read more
If I had seafood that was radioactive, and cooked with other food, would the other food become radioactive? Detail.
Seafood allergy: Your best answer will come from an allergist that tests you to seafood and determine what you are allergic to. Generally if you are allergic to shellfish you will need to avoid shrimp, lobster and crab. Mollusks are a different category, and fish also may still be ok. Get tested for answers. ...Read more
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Avoid it: The symptoms of food allergies can be quite varied from hives and itching, to swelling, trouble breathing, throat swelling, coughing, wheezing, abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhea and shock. The way to manage food allergies is avoidance. Most people with food allergies should have an epinephrine autoinjector for emergencies. See an allergist to determine what you are allergic to and how to manage it ...Read more
Possibly, but...: Seafood allergies generally fall into two categories: allergy to shellfish and allergy to other seafoods. If it is a severe allergy, more ikely with shellfish, you probably should avoid seaweed. But allergies are very individual and unique from person to person. Have an allergist take a very careful history and do testing. ...Read more