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Tourettes And Magnesium
I take omega 3 + vitamine bs + fatty acids everyday. What other supplements and eating habits guidelines can help with mood, ADHD and anxiety?
None: A large multi-center double-blind clinical study performed by the nih recently competed, and showed that outcomes on vascular disease were not improved on omega-3's. The claim has been made that many such theoretical treatments of the vascular system will improve every function in the body, due to increased perfusion. The best bet is to eat lots of fresh fruits and green vegetables, and exercise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty much depends: I'm not a huge fan of risperdal when it comes to controlling "body tremors"....anxiety is perhaps a different story but I also think there might be better ways to handle that sort of problem as well. Describe these body tremors. Limb jerks? Shivering/quivering, anxiousness in public?? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A healthy 20 yo male should not be on any supplements that have not been proven to treat or prevent anything, in this stage and age we try to practice evidence based medicine and none of the supplements mentioned have been proven to provide any benefit. You need a healthy lifestyle, balanced diet, any multivitamin (maybe) and plenty of exercise. There are no shortcuts (unfortunately). ...Read more
I'm combining exercise and a healthy diet with these supplements: b complex, magnesium, omega 3, niacin, and, l theanine; to treat anxiety. Thoughts?
Methylation: Consider getting tested for mthfr and possibly comt. These are methylation genes. Methylation is involved in making and breaking down neurotransmitters. Lead toxicity can also slow the breakdown of excitatory neurotransmitters, promoting anxiety. You may also need zinc (take with dinner). ...Read more
What's the difference between regular magnesium supplements and magnesium citrate and magnesuim chloride?
Are there any good over-the-counter medications for IBS c I have been taking probiotics metamusal and milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide)?
IBS: I would recommend that you do a food dairy and see which foods you are allergic (ibs pts have allergies). The most common are dairy and gluten. You can try a to do a food elimination diet where you eliminate an entire food category for 1-2 weeks to see if you improve. I would recommend a high strength probiotic of 80 billion. For constipation i would recommend taking mag 500-1000 mg per night. ...Read more
No: Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) can help with indigestion, however piles - hemorrhoids - are better treated by avoiding constipation, stool softeners, not straining or spending a long time sitting on the toilet & topical preparation like preparation h. Banding or surgical removal are options if they are frequently bothersome or bleeding. ...Read more
I take 1000mg of stright niacian and 200mg of b-100 bcomplex with multivitamin no minerals is this good combo to lower cholesterol and depression.
I've heard that a magnesium and potassium supplement can help with Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) tolerance. Is that true?
See answer: Some users of Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) suggest that taking magnesium and potassium supplements along with the medication helps to reduce tolerance. However, I am unaware of any validated or reproducible authoritarian sources or scientific research that support these claims. There is some research suggesting that magnesium supplementation might help to improve ADHD type symptoms in children with the disorder. ...Read more
Is it true calcium & magnesium are both beneficial for pms symptoms and digestive issues like diareha/constipation?
Are there interactions between paxil 40mgs and Effexor 112mgs with hemp seed oil , as a supplement for anxiety and panic attacks. had one doc said ok.
No: This is not something that I am aware of. Probably coincidental. ...Read more
Take 60mg of Propranolol ER, 400-800mg of chelated magnesium with malic acid, both for my daily chronic migraines, and 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3 once a week. Is L-Tryptophan safe to use for depression?
Yes: Yes it is safe in usual doses. Check brainmood.blogspot.com ...Read more
My depression and anxiety is so worse and i'm on my normal medication Paxil (paroxetine) 60mg concerta 36mg klonopin for panic attacks i've fake b vitamins , magnesium , vitamin d, folic and iron. ?
Need evaluation: You should see your psychiatrist ; inform him or her of your response to the treatment and to discuss a possible change in meds, such as effexor, (venlafaxine) Remeron or tricyclic antidepressant. If you do not respond to adequate trials of antidepressants, then you may need ect. You should also be evaluated for bipolar depression. In that case, i would recommend raising your seroquel ; lowering the paxil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer