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Vitamin D And Fish Oil Benefits
Hi, I was diagnosed with MS in Feb, 2015. I want to know what lifestyle changes should I adopt. How much Vitamin D and fish oil should I take on a daily basis? Which exercises can I do other than yoga? Will too much exercise flare up my symptoms?
Lifestyle changes: Can be a big help in dealing w/any health issue. You need changes tailored to your situation. Vitamin D and Marine Fish Oil sound good but please see a nutritionist or nutritionally oriented physician first. Drhoffman. Com will give you some info. Also, a personal trainer or yoga teacher can get you started on a good exercise plan. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Fish oils contain two active omega-3 fatty acids, dha and epa. Most fish oil products contain both dha and epa, but supplements enriched in dha or epa are available. Omega-3 fatty acids have been shown to significantly reduce sudden cardiac death. Some studies also indicate the potential for benefits in dementia and risk of heart attack. The omega-3 content of cold water ...Read more
Just started aciphex (rabeprazole) can I take with my medication klonopin inderal remeron vitamin d and fish oil?
No worries w/Aciphex: There appear to be some interactions between your current meds: the Inderal may reduce the fish oil effect, and the Klonopin and Remeron combination may cause increased CNS depression (more sedation). However, adding Aciphex (rabeprazole) to the listed medications should not cause any problem. ...Read more
Poor source of D: Most fish oil has little or no vitamin d. Cod liver oil can be a good source of vit d but most brands of cod liver oil have had the vit. D mostly or entirely removed. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of vit d a day for optimal levels. Read the label of your fish oid to see how much d (if any) it contains. If it does not list d on the label it probably does not have any! Take d3, not d2 which is dangerous. ...Read more
Started taking fish oil and vitamin d and noticed a slight increase of ALT levels up 30 from 80 to 124?
This is serious: Both these numbers are very concerning. You've had a liver biopsy and you have a right to know what's going on. You're 23 years old. Are you drinking too much? Have you been checked for hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, Wilson's, autoimmune hepatitis and NASH. Are you allergic to the medications you're taking for your anxiety? These questions need to be settled -- or you may pay with your life. ...Read more
Vitamins: I can think of no contraindications here. ...Read more
Possibly: Some fish oils give a fishy aftertaste that might not be pleasant and cause some nausea. Some people get conditioning from taking pills that causes nausea before even taking the pills. They sell deodorized fish oils to diminish this effect. Doctors can also prescribe Lovaza which does not have this effect at all, but is an expensive option. Vitamin B12 and D generally cause no nausea. ...Read more
Cons & pros of taking fish oil or vitamin d while trying to heal from small anal fissure. Any danger?
Can vitamin d, fish oil, and vitamin C be taken at the same time? Or should they be spaced out through the day?
OK to take together: It is fine to take these together. Vitamin d and fish oil are best taken after a meal as they are fat-soluble. Vitamin c can be taken any time but is best taken at least twice a day, as it is not stored in the body (unlike d and fish oil) so will only stay in our bodies for several hours. ...Read more
I'm currently taking a multivitamin, fish oil and 4000iu of vitamin d. Is this to much vitamin d? Can this be harmful?
Probably safe: During winter, most people are even more deficient in vitamin d than when they have exposure to sunshine. 4000 iu of vitamin d is safe, and this amount is often indicated especially in winter months. You can ask your physician to test your 25-hydroxy vitamin d level to see where you are in replacement, and adjust your dose accordingly. ...Read more
I've been taking fish oil, ginko biloba, vitamin d and c. Could that be why I can smell things now that no one else can now?
Supplements: I know of no reason why your combination of ingredients should make your sense of smell more sensitive. ...Read more
I'm in the mid 30's, I don't take muiltvitamins, fish oil and vitamin d. Can I start now or doesn't matter. My skin type is african to help with answe?
Can I take Fish Oil (1200MG/600MG Omega-3 + Vitamin D-3 2000 IU)W/Biotin (3000 MCG), Vitamin E (400 IU)and a Multi (1000 IU V-d) Together? I'm anemic.
Yes, but you: Need iron supplementation to build your blood back up. Why are you anemic? TThe cause needs to be determined. See your Dr. ...Read more
Variable from pill:
prescription dose is 1000 mg per capsule
generic and otc dose varies from pill to pill depending on manufacturer. ...Read more
Is taking cymbalta, (duloxetine) fish oil, vitamin d, b-100 vitamins, a good way to fight anxiety if so how much of each do I need?
Yes: Medication is just one part of taking care of anxiety. Cymbalta (duloxetine) around 60 mg will work well, but has to be approved by your doctor and tapered up from 30 mg. The supplements you mentioned don't treat anxiety. B complex can help. So can valerian root. These must be in conjunction with exercise, diet (no caffeine) and therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Taking multivitamins, vitamin D, fish oil vitamins and metamelizodane, and UTI pill, my stools are dark brown watery clumpy, should I be concerned?
I take fish oil, vitamin c, vitamin d, calcium plus vitamin d, red yeast rice, multivitamin, which of this is the most effect?
Ca and D: Why are you taking all that junk? What do you think it will do for you? How will you know if it's working? What deficiency are you treating or what disease are you trying to prevent? There's no scientific evidence that any of that will help you except for good calcium in your diet and about 2000 units of d a day. Don't get your medical info from tv, friends or the internet. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers