Niacin and mental illness

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Avatar m tn He doesn't necessarily disregard pharmaceuticals, but believes they can be paired with vitamins/whatever is deficient, and the mental illness will subside. VERY intriguing stuff. Good luck with yourself and your doctors. Maybe start taking a multivitamin? I know I always feel better when I keep atop my diet and take a multivitamin. Since you are interested in anxiety and obviously suffer from it, check out some information of L-theanine.
Avatar n tn I am bipolar and have taken niacin for years....I took 500mg of niacin the reagular kind not the no flush kind It did cause me to have a niacin flush (which is typical) has never caused me trouble with mainia only made me flush wich eased anxiety and caused me to be tired afterwards...It might affect others diffently though. Nician is a B vitamin and B vitmins can cause you to more energetic you shouldn't take them in excess esp if you have bipolar....
Avatar n tn I recently read that again (here?), and it does make sense. The best day for me in my mental outlook, recovery, and optimism was Day 5. I was euphoric, energetic and also got some sleep. After, and since Day 5, I have had achy knees (some) and cravings, but I hope to not repeat the initial Hell. I still continue the THhomas Recipe and regular exercise. If I do succumb to using, I hope I am able to do as you, Mystere, and get right back with it, and Stop.
Avatar n tn Finding words can be difficult especially as I am in the mental health field myself and am always going to seminars and learning new things and retaining information is so important. I definitely believe it is the medication, which is very helpful in other ways. It's a really difficult tradeoff to have to make!
Avatar n tn 96. I went and had more blood work done monday and still have not received a call from my doctor. I am just nervous and feel bad. I was just talking with guys at work and they never heard of men having thyroid problems, and then I check on line and it is rare. I was just wondering if anyone here knows of any men who have thyroid problems? And if my 16.96 TSH is something to be concerned about. THANKS!
Avatar n tn I think that about 75% of my weight issues are mental and revolve around feeding my emotions (depression/anxiety) and the PCOS/insulin resistance only compounds habits that already existed. I have had to get "real" with myself and seek out other ways to deal with my anxiety and seasonal depression. Working out is that las thing that I would ever want to do, but it does work. I kinda view it like getting my yearly pap.....
1697690 tn?1329127238 I can only tell you that you can get through this and your right the mental part is the worst its nothing less than hell. You don't have a choice though my friend you must know its hell or heaven I know what you would rather have. I can tell you from experience that the mountain in front of you is really only a hill just a very steep one and you can get over it I promise. You are only 22 and have more than you can ever imagine in life for you.
242516 tn?1368227505 The FDA has not issued an official advisory, but media is hyping and misleading the public regarding results from the ENHANCE trial (Effect of Combination Ezetimibe and High-Dose Simvastatin vs. Simvastatin Alone on the Atherosclerotic Process in Patients with Heterozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia). Merck and Schering-Plough submitted this for presentation as an pre-publication abstract at the American College of Cardiology meeting in March 2008.
Avatar m tn I am to a point where I also just want to know how best to support the Man I fell in love with and Married 16 years ago, how to help my children 3 boys and 2 girls so they don't come away traumatized and illness is helped should they have the same hereditary disease and also help for myself. This is so hard .... I pray for answers for you. God promises that if we ask Him He will give us wisdom to handle. That our homes would once again be a place of peace, joy and sanctuary.
Avatar n tn I quit the Astelin antihistamine spray and the Rhinocort spray, because I felt it was making me worse and dizzy-er. I've been taking Bcomplex and Niacin and Vit. C. I run an air cleaner in my bedroom at all times. Went to see a chiropractor. Normally I wouldn't trust one, but he's a friend and has helped my husband with disk problems. He's used some kind of electrical vibrating thing where my neck meets my skull and now my ear's not hurting. (Could be him, could be the Prednisone).
2019697 tn?1334153847 I read something on the internet last night about vitamin B3 (Niacin) deficiency and mental illness. a doctor by the name of Abram Hoffer did extensive research on nutrition or lack of and body ailments. He supplied mental patients suffering with Schitzophrenia with B3. The results were positive to say the least. B3 was also effective in treating anxiety and depression and alcoholism. The drug companies ignored his research and pushed the pharmicuticals to treat everything.
544292 tn?1268886268 So I dug up some more info that I wanna share ... in case you are dying of curiousity. Or need more info like I do. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- http***;read=3179 not just for breakfast anymore Posted By: mkny Date: Friday, 21 October 2005, at 3:53 a.m.
Avatar n tn a brief illness like that can cause a massive regression in mental state...but it can be temporary. If this lasts longer you may have to place her in an advanced care setting where she can be taken care of...sleep medications are tricky because they add confusion so if use any, use only small doses of short acting ones like ambien.
Avatar n tn I took Geritol for about 3 weeks as well as my husband, then i thought i was pregnant and switched over to prenatal pills, and sure enough i was! Im currently 7 weeks pregnant. Good luck to you!! My pregnancy isnt going so well though(not geritol related) but hopefully yours will be better!!
Avatar n tn All physical exams have been normal for sensations and strength. He examined the MRI and suggested a Lumbar Puncture and tests for Lyme Disease, Syphalis, and HIV. All are negative! Which is great, however, symptoms are getting worse again, and I am at a loss at what to do next. This has all caused considerable stress and anxiety which has sent me to a Psychiatrist and has me taking Xanex when needed. Wanted to see make sure we are not missing anything! Feel fine otherwise.
797873 tn?1265740119 Mine is little different because where ever I am at this smell stays in, my room , at work and in my car.. and the smell changes all the time it depends what I eat. I also get thursty If I dont drink water. I start to get a dry throat and mouth... If i drink anything else that is not water my breath gets worse.. please help!
Avatar n tn i had sex twice and everything was ok, and after the third time the problems began. my partner and i had hard sex and my penis hurt a bit when she was on top of me. i urinated a few minutes after ejaculating and blood came out along with a very big blood clot at the end. i had sexual intercourse about 7 or 8 times before seeing a doctor. the same occurred except for 2 times, in which no blood appeared.
Avatar n tn Now he is commuting from home and his father going with him on train and he is doing well in his studies,he scores are still 95 to 100%,we started him on fish oil,niacin and Mvitamins,What could be the diagnosis and prognosis?
401095 tn?1351395370 the higher the intake, the more severe the depression. Excess intake of refined sugar via sweet foods and/or from junk food can aggravate depression. The combination of caffeine and refined sugar is even worse for depression than either substance consumed alone. Several studies have found an association between this combination and depression.
Avatar n tn (If not, sorry for the mixup.) If that is the case, such severe traumas can cause mental illness like symptoms, and it is your mind's way of dealing with the stres. It does not necessarily mean that you have a mental illness, but you do need a serious evaluation from a Psychiatrist and/or Psychologist for these current issues. The incontinence may be either medical or psychosomatic (meaning physical illness caused by stress). In either case I agree that it doesn't match up with Schizophrenia.
Avatar n tn Read about those on the internet, specifically the Ferritin and Vitamin B-12. Deficiencies in vitamins are known to cause mental illness like states. One that comes to mind is called, "megalomadness." Good luck! I hope he feels better soon.
Avatar n tn I am beginning to realize that I am controlling this illness. During times of stress and anxiety, I feel the worst, like I am incapable of dealing with life. But I find that it helps to take ownership of the feelings and not be afraid or panic, because fear is an antagonizer. I think that diet and exercise are also a very important part of the healing process. I realize that I feel good after a nice long run.
Avatar n tn There are days I am ok being around family and friends, and days I do not! What is going on???? I am 36, so I thought it can also be signs of perimenopause! I have lost some weight and I have always been a nervous, worry type of person, but now I find myself worrying all the time about my health and my symptoms.
Avatar f tn My friend and this one person on youtube also swear by things like meditation to self-treat things like schizophrenia from their own experience and say anyone can do it which sort of bothered me because it was ignorant to say that because like becradiology said everyone is different and some people with mental illness don't have the concentration to the point they're totally disabled let alone being able to meditate which requires a special kind of concentration to pull off for real.
Avatar f tn My psyc dr knows psyc stuff and the GP nows vit stuff and Thyroid, yet for Mental Illness it would be nice to have someone know both since they obviously work hand in hand for some people like me. Hope this helps some people. I am still learning.
Avatar f tn Its nothing that I could have taken and been active in any way and only stayed on it for the hardest part of my detox. Still, it's cheap, easily available through a doctor and very effective. For myself it really helped regulate my body temp & that was the part of detox I always hated the most. It also wiped me out so that I was able to get some rest and eat a little.
Avatar m tn Can a suggested course of action and meddication be suggested to treat the illness. Seroquel does not function with out major side effects and was tried but withdrew.
Avatar m tn I have Meniere' I hear all sorts of strange noises...not your typically described tinnitus sounds. Most people with tinnitus describe white noise, bells, whistles, etc...but there are many more noises than that. With tinnitus you can hear it even when you plug your ears...that's one way in which they diagnose it. My old neighbor has been hearing a noise that he can't name for 23 years now. With Meniere's I also go through stages where my hearing is exaggerated...
Avatar f tn Antidepressants like Zoloft artificially change the way the brain uses serotonin, but there is no indication that serotonin has any role whatsoever in creating mental illness in anyone except those very few whose bodies are not capable of making enough, in which case the treatment might more likely be tryptophan and B6, not Zoloft because Zoloft only uses the serotonin your body is able to make. It doesn't make any more or any less.