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Old 04-22-2006, 10:37 AM   #1
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omega 3 & bipolar

anyone try taking large doses of omega 3 ? with their bp meds or instead of ?have just read of this though am sure is not new,with the cost of meds.am curious .thanks blu
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Old 04-22-2006, 03:28 PM   #2
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Re: omega 3 & bipolar

I learned through group therapy that taking omega-3 with medications is a good combination. Even after recovery some of my friends suggested to keep taking it, because it can help regulate moods.

 
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Old 04-25-2006, 08:47 PM   #3
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Re: omega 3 & bipolar

I used to take omega 3 in a salmon oil form, which is supposed to be the best. There are two ingredients in omega 3; one starts with an E the other a D. This was my experience: When taken without any mood stabilizer it did not work. With mood stabilizer it helped. I found that when the E was larger then D, it helped with the depression. The opposite doses helped with the mania. I would take a higher dose at night (2-3/1000mg), lower during the day (1-5/500mg). The higher dose would make me sleepy so henceforth I took it at bed time. Thanks for posting this question. It made me remember the help that I received from the salmon oil in my past. I obviously did not take the mega amounts the studies suggested but with the amount I did, I got some relief. Good luck. Karen.

 
Old 04-26-2006, 04:40 AM   #4
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Re: omega 3 & bipolar

I'm not sure if the Flax Seed Oil gel-caps are Omega-3, but I think they are. I've been taking those for several years now. Originally they were a huge help for me in fighting off depression (I'm BP II) before I was put on Lithium - then I was just on Neurontin, Wellbutrin, and ADD meds. I've been on 8x 1000mg gel-caps per day (2 doses of 4 gel-caps each) for a few years now.

I much prefer the Flax Seed Oil over the fish-basd oils as I got horrid seal-burps, that I just couldn't stand. With Flax seed I get none of that.

Either way, fish or flax, I have had good luck in fighting off the depression. It has also helped my cholesterol level. Since I've been taking fish/flax I haven't had a cholesterol reading above 170 - mostly they've been below 160. Prior to that it was pushing 190 to 200.

Take care,

S.

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