Is fish oil helpful for anxiety?

Neutral. I have a lot of experience with omega 3 fish oil as I have recommended it to my patients for years. I have not found any effect on chronic anxiety- positive or negative.
Fish oil . Fish oil is not known to help with anxiety . .
No. It is meant for cardiovascular health, not mental health.

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Is there any brand in market that sells b-carotine derived vitamin A, instead of fish oil derived vitamin A? Fish oil gives me anxiety.

No,but not necessary. I'm not aware of any preformed Vit A supps from vegan sources, but this isn't necessary as we can convert beta carotene to Vit A. Some people do this more efficiently than others but everyone does it to some degree so if you eat enough food rich in beta carotene or take it as a supp. you'll get adequate A. Dairy also contains A.Even if fish oil gives anxiety,A derived from fish oil probably won't. Read more...

Does taking 3000 mg of fish oil a day protect me from blood clots? No past of clots. Have lyme and health anxiety. Worried lyme makes chances higher

Not clot therapy. Your setting has no risk of clotting. With your Ehlers Danlos you need a directed exrcise program. Unclear how Lyme was diagnosed and uncertain where it palys a role here. You need to discuss with your physician, get appropriate physchiatric therapy as well to help with the anxiety. Read more...

My son takes Zoloft and Abilify (aripiprazole) for anxiety and aggression. I read about fish oil being part of the regime. Is there any real benefit?

. Fish oil has been shown to be beneficial to the heart in multiple studies. There are studies trying to see if it is beneficial for anxiety and depression, but as of now no proof detected. You could still try, if has other health benefits anyway. Read more...
Fish oil. Refer to this wiki for lots of information on fish oil: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/fish_oil. Read more...
MAYBE. Things work differently in different people. There are reports of fish oil (omega 3 fatty acids) having a useful effect, it may be helpful, but don't change the regular meds if they're helping. If you have doubts, as the dr to see if doseage needs changing. 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 more...
Don't fight anxiety . Anxiety disorder , if you are suffering fr anxiety the better frame to see that is not to right it but more to co opt it , channel it , cope with it . Fighting is a battle and don't fight a battle with yourself . The meds that you have mentioned are good place to start. 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?

Yes, there are. This is an excellent review from the univ of md on the benefits of omega 3 http://www.Umm.Edu/altmed/articles/omega-3-000316.Htm. Read more...
Some. The research is just getting started. One study has shown benefits for depression and anxiety. I am unaware of any studies showing benefit with headache. Read more...
Hype. Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". Read more...

Started taking fish oil for bipolar/depression. Seem to have increased anxiety and fatigue? Normal? Will it subside?

Maybe . Although very little literature support exists for this adverse effect, I have observed this side effect in specific families at a very high rate. If you're like those folks, it won't subside. Since using omega-3 for bipolar/depression, it may interfere with other meds taken, but there is minimal data to support benefit in this setting. Best to discontinue, if symptoms go away, try something else. Read more...
Interesting question. Research data does support the use of omega-3's in bipolar depression: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/21903025 . In these, omega-3's have usually been added to other treatments. Incidence of mania/hypomania was low, but can conceivably happen. Additives or contaminants in some fish oil products could be an issue also. Please work with your own physician on all mood concerns. Read more...
Insufficient data. Whether the studies showing this are accurate is very problematic. Strongly suggest that you consult again with the psychiatrist treating your bipolar disorder. There are multiple ways of approaching this and an expert in this area can surely help you. Good luck and hope you improve soon. Read more...

Is fish oil that helpful for your heart?

Fish oil. Good source of essential fatty acids which helps cholesterol & cardiovascular system. Read more...
No. Krill oil and fish oil are the new snake oil, both are high in omega 3 fatty acids which are extremely fragile. Omega 3 fish oils reduce triglycerides by impairing the liver's ablility to make them. However the oxidative stress caused by fish oil actually raises LDL cholesterol. Some day we may use the phrase "this is just more fish /krill oil" or "here comes the fish/krill oil salesman". Read more...