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Side effect of to much "B"?????

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Old 05-21-2004, 08:15 PM   #1
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Question Side effect of to much "B"?????


I am a panic/anxiety person. I take Lexapro and Klonopin,I assumed that the vitamine's I see for mega stress like the Mega "B" vitamines would be great. I have notice much more anxiety on the days I take them . Can anyone explain this?? Am I getting to much? I know people take "B" to stay awake and for energy. Maybe it is to stimulating?? I would appreciate any feedback!


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Old 05-21-2004, 09:42 PM   #2
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Re: Side effect of to much "B"?????

Oh my, yes. Years ago people used to get vitamin B shots for energy. Even though the B vitamins are water soluable and will pass in your urine, you can still get too much of a good thing. And it's really a waste as your body can only use so much and then the rest is flushed out. You may want to simply take a normal dose like what's found in Stresstabs.

Old 06-02-2004, 11:23 AM   #3
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Re: Side effect of to much "B"?????

I've read that you should never take more than 150 mg. of b6 in one day. Even taking as much as 250 mg. in a day can actually be toxic.

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Vitamin B6 is stored primarily in skeletal muscle. Although this vitamin is water soluble, megadoses of vitamin B6 may be toxic. Symptoms of toxicity are mainly neurological and include weakness and numbness and tingling of peripheral nerves. These symptoms are thought to be related to excess levels of the vitamin coenzyme, pyridoxal phosphate, which inhibits neurotransmitter synthesis by negative feedback inhibition.

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