Has flaxseed oil or EPO oil (taken by mouth) caused problems for anyone?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by shelbo, Aug 27, 2009.

  1. shelbo

    shelbo New Member

    I am not sure they cause nose itching, burning and dry skin on my nose...

    Any negative experiences with either of these oils (or even borage oil) even if it's not what I've described?

    Thanks, Shelbo :)
  2. AuntTammie

    AuntTammie New Member

    Are there any other ingredients in the oil you have been taking, bc if so it could be an allergic reaction to something else. I have never heard of anyone reacting badly to the oils, but that certainly does not mean that it's not possible. If you really are having a bad reaction to them, though, what about trying cod liver oil (if you are trying to get the good fats, they are also in cod liver oil, and you can get a purified version to make sure that there is no mercury in it.....Carlson's actually even tastes ok to me)
  3. Rafiki

    Rafiki New Member

    flax, borage and evening primrose (when I can afford it :) and have only had good experience.

    Just me.

  4. dannybex

    dannybex Member

    ...can sometimes cause eczema, if it's taken for too long. Not sure about EPO...

    If you could get a fatty acid profile (a blood test) that might help show if you have a fatty acid imbalance and/or what kind of fatty acid imbalance you might have.

    Hope this is helpful,