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Old 10-24-2010, 05:33 PM   #1  
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The other day my doctor suggested I take vitamin D to help me through the winter(I live in a basement appartment and had terrible SAD on top of my depression last year). I've been reading about the B vitamins being helpful with depression and overall health. I bought and am taking vitamin D, but when I was at the health store, there are so many different Bcomplex 'mixes' and I got overwhelmed.

Has/is anyone taking a B-complex or vitamin D and found them helpful alongside their regular meds and other support?(psychiatrist, journalling, meditation, etc)?

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I take a calcium supplement with Vitamin D to help with the PMDD. I also take B12 for energy.
My doctor suggested Omega 3 and I have been taking that too.
These are in addition to my regular anti depressants.
I *think* that they help.
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I take Omega 3 in the form of flax seeds that I grind up and either put in my breakfast cereal or drink it down in a glass of lemon water(supposedly lemon water in the morning is a good 'wake up' for the metabolism, too..)

I'm hoping a B complex will help me with energy, too. I slept most of today away and I'm really worried that I'm falling back into a bad 'episode'. I'm worried that working out this late(8pm) will keep me awake and I didn't have any caffeine today, so I'm hoping for an early wake up and more Shredding tomorrow

ps: check if your calcium has magnesium in it, I think its important for the absorbtion....
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I take Omega 3 in the form of flax seeds that I grind up and either put in my breakfast cereal or drink it down in a glass of lemon water(supposedly lemon water in the morning is a good 'wake up' for the metabolism, too..)

I'm hoping a B complex will help me with energy, too. I slept most of today away and I'm really worried that I'm falling back into a bad 'episode'. I'm worried that working out this late(8pm) will keep me awake and I didn't have any caffeine today, so I'm hoping for an early wake up and more Shredding tomorrow

ps: check if your calcium has magnesium in it, I think its important for the absorbtion....
How is the flax seed option? I am not a big fan of these 'fishy' pills.
I used to take a magnesium supplement too....maybe I should add that as well.
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I have mild depression all year long (if depression can be seen as mild) and it gets way worse during the winter. I also had a baby this year and had some postpartum depression, I think, but I couldn't really distinguish it from the regular stuff I have.

But anyways, I take cod liver oil capsules and it does help. There is a difference in the days that I take it and the days that I don't. I know you said you don't like fishy things, but it is an option. I never get any 'fishy' after taste. I order it from a company called green pastures. They're one of the only companies that doesn't strip the nutrients with high heat and add synthetic vitamins back in. Hope this helps!
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Old 10-25-2010, 02:52 AM   #6  
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pamela: double check your calcium pills(sometimes they put magnesium in them) and maybe check with your doctor, but I do know that some pills are already combined with magnesium. As for flax seeds, I love 'em. They're very nutty and easy to just throw into just about any food. I use my small coffee grinder to grind them up and release the oils to make them effective. Its better than buying them pre ground.
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With regard to vitamin D, other great sources include sunlight, cereal, yogurt, and cheese. You can also take supplements if you don't think you're getting your fill. Good luck!
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