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Old 08-03-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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Does Vitamin B Complex supplement help?

I am on Yasmin and I suffer side effects like depression and moodiness. I bought 60 tablets Vitamin B complex from the pharmacy today. Does anyone have the same experience? Does the Vitamin B Complex work well for you?

 
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Re: Does Vitamin B Complex supplement help?

It worked great for me when I was on Brevicon (similar to Ovcon).

 
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Old 08-04-2007, 02:50 AM   #3
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Re: Does Vitamin B Complex supplement help?

OK I took one tablet yesterday evening but my urine became light yellow and I had a headache before I went to bed. Is it normal?

 
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Re: Does Vitamin B Complex supplement help?

The urine thing is normal when taking it. I'd say the headache is probably from the Yasmin, though.

 
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Re: Does Vitamin B Complex supplement help?

Hmmm...I've been on Yasmin for 1 year and a half and I never have headache problem. Now I'm wondering if Vit. B supplement is right for me.

 
Old 08-06-2007, 06:16 AM   #6
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Re: Does Vitamin B Complex supplement help?

I had severe anxiety and depression after starting the pill 2 years ago. Just switched to Yaz to see if it helps, but since I began taking a B-complex vitamin, I've noticed an improvement all around.

The B-complex vitamin will turn your urine neon yellow - that's normal. It's a water soluable vitamin so you can't overdose on it, and any extra vitamins that are not needed will filter out through your kidneys and in your urine.

Personally, I have felt much better with my anxiety since I began taking the B-complex vitamin. It also helps with energy and metabolism. I recommend it to anyone taking birth control.

 
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Re: Does Vitamin B Complex supplement help?

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I had severe anxiety and depression after starting the pill 2 years ago. Just switched to Yaz to see if it helps, but since I began taking a B-complex vitamin, I've noticed an improvement all around.

The B-complex vitamin will turn your urine neon yellow - that's normal. It's a water soluable vitamin so you can't overdose on it, and any extra vitamins that are not needed will filter out through your kidneys and in your urine.

Personally, I have felt much better with my anxiety since I began taking the B-complex vitamin. It also helps with energy and metabolism. I recommend it to anyone taking birth control.
Thank you very much for your response. As you've mentioned Vitamin B-Complex cannot be overdosed. So I just wonder how do I know if I actually need Vitamin B-Complex? I do not want to take something my body doesn't need.

 
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Thank you very much for your response. As you've mentioned Vitamin B-Complex cannot be overdosed. So I just wonder how do I know if I actually need Vitamin B-Complex? I do not want to take something my body doesn't need.
Well, I think the first thing to do is look at your diet and if you are getting enough B vitamins from food alone. If you aren't, and since you can't overdose, try taking it for 2 weeks and see if you feel any different. Your body does not store up B vitamins so it's something that has to be replaced on a regular basis.

Foods that are rich in B vitamins are:
  • whole grains, such as wheat and oats
  • fish and seafood
  • poultry and meats
  • eggs
  • dairy products, like milk and yogurt
  • leafy green vegetables
  • beans and peas
  • citrus fruits, such as oranges

Because of a digestive disorder, the only thing from that list that I eat once a day is poultry - usually for dinner. Occassionally I will have an orange, but not too often. I can't eat dairy or wheat. So, I know for me, I'm not getting it just through diet alone. And if the birth control pill is depleting the small amount of B vitamins that I do have, there was a good chance, for me, that I wasn't getting a therapeutic amount.

 
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