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Old 02-01-2006, 01:12 PM   #1
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Question Supplements with my meds...

Anyone here take bodybuilding supplements with their meds? My therapist told me not to do so, but I really want to take some more weight gainer mix along with a creatine supplement. I guess I will do more harm to myself than I realize, perhaps more harm to another creature as well. Im close to starting lamictal along with lexapro this week, so I guess I should follow my therapist's orders and not mix them with any supplements. Does anyone here go against that and take both supplements along with meds?

 
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Old 02-02-2006, 07:19 AM   #2
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Re: Supplements with my meds...

By supplements do you mean herbal? If so, don't do it, bc there is so little known about drug interactions with herbs. Herbs are not regulated, so the FDA has never really conducted extensive studies on this. The studies that have been done on herbs like St. johns wort and ginko bilboa (not sure how it is spelled), has found bad interactions with several health issues. Do some research, but you will find no information/studies on interactions with anti-psychotic meds. I would go with your docs advice and not take them...that said, if it is just a protien supplement, i don't see anything wrong with that. Read the ingredients on the label to double check.

Hope this helps, let me know if you have other questions

B.Y

 
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