What supplements do ya'll take

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by courtney5771, Sep 1, 2003.

  1. courtney5771

    courtney5771 New Member

    I was wondering what supplements you take that help. I currently take none, but am looking into starting some. I am worried about interactions with prescription meds. Thank you for your input!

    Have a less painful day!
  2. reva727

    reva727 New Member

    The one I've taken the longest is malic acid. I also take a multivitamin that has plenty of B vitamins, fish oil, flax seed oil, MSM, a joint formula, calcium 3 times a day because I'm in the osteopena range, these are the main ones. I was taking bromelian but I started having problems with my stomach and I thought it might be the cause. There are some things I'd like to take but it runs into a lot of money.
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    The main supplements that I take are; Pro Energy (Malic Acid and Magnesium Glycinate) and ZMA (zinc, magnesium, and vitamin B-6) the latter for sleep, spasms, and RLS.

    I usually take a lot of different ones, but lately I have given myself a 'break' from then all except the two above :)

    Will never stop the magnesium, its the best for pain, fog, and sleep to name just a few.

    You need to ask your pharmacist about your meds and supplements/herbs/vitamins. Some do not mix.

    A good multi is important, I can't seem to find one that does not upset my stomach so I drink Ensure everyday.

    A good B-Plus is great also.

    Remember, whatever you decide to try, just try one thing at a time. That way if it does not agree with you it will be easy to know what the problem it.

    I would suggest you start with the magnesium, then if you have a sleep problem, RLS, try the ZMA next.

    Most of us are deficient in magnesium, and its so important for us to take this mineral if we have FM/CFS.

    You can go to the 'Store' link at the top of this page and read about both of these and many more too.

    Pro Health's products are designed for people with FM/CFS, so they work the best.

    I have been taking their products before I came on the board, thats over three years ago now.

    Hope this helped, if you have any questions, please just ask.

    Shalom, Shirl
  4. kerrymygirl

    kerrymygirl New Member

    Co Q10, I know when that is working for some energy.
    Selenium, Folic Acid
    Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc
    Most B`s and vit, c(can not eat alot of fruits get sore mouth
    Flax seed and fish oil intermitantly
    Milk Thistle(liver cleanse)
    Malic from time to time it upset my stomach
    I make up health shakes
    Digestex, just started
    Niacinimide for cholesterol(can`t take new meds out causes more muscle pain. Pharmacists say niacin can be just as good,alot cheaper.
    Multi Vit. make me nauseated so use in powder form.

    Think that is it I test some other from time to time.

    Been thinking about OLE, since I canot get proper treatment for lyme.

  5. Eve612

    Eve612 New Member

    of supplements, but they are called phyto nutrients & made of whole food, bone, glandulars, etc. made my Standard process labs & recommended for my specific concerns by a practioner from California. They cover all the basic ones, C, E, Calcium, Magnesium, Folic Acid, B's, also take Zypan for digestive aid & CO-Q10, Flax Seed Oil Capsules & I am going to add Milk Thistle for liver cleanse. And ZMA for rest at night!

  6. courtney5771

    courtney5771 New Member

  7. twerp

    twerp New Member

    Klonopin for lightheadedness. I guess that's not really a supplement, as it's prescription, but I couldn't function without it, so thought I'd mention. I take CoQ10 for energy, as well as sublingual B-12. Also, a multivitamin, a B-vitamin complex, OLE, calcium, magnesium and I've just begun NADH after reading so many good things about it on this board.

    Hope this helps,
  8. crissyfamily

    crissyfamily New Member

    mag glycinate
    pro epa (fish oil)
    multi vitamin
    primal defense
    perfect food (green foods and mineral supplement)
    milk thistle
    endurabolic (more calcium and magnisium etc.)
    hlc (good bacteria)
    florastor (good yeast)
    transfer factor 100 (for c. pneumoniae)
    Levaquin (2 weeks abx)(was on cipro for 4 1/2 months)
    pic mins (more minerals)
    zinc drink (zinc)
    fola pro (folic acid)
    vessel care
    heparin shots
    eleuthero (for adrenals)
    gaba (for stress)
    neuroreplete (neurotransmitters)
    cysreplete (neurotransmitters)
    off selexa for sleep and now just take tylonel pm

    well, that just about does it...except L-glycine for anxiety attacks as needed.

    take care
    crissy and family (crissyfamily)

    [This Message was Edited on 09/03/2003]
  9. libralady

    libralady New Member

    I swear by a wonderful tonic called "Ginsenique" when I am in the throes of deep fatigue. It is a homeopathic remedy and it really helps. It's by Boiron.

  10. Chelz

    Chelz New Member

    Hi Courtney! I take malic acid and magnesium, B-complex, Ester C, Vitamine E and chewable calcium.

    I think the winner here is the malic acid and magnesium, I wouldn't be without this combo for anything. About 2 months ago, I bought a supplement called fruit and vegtable powder that you mix with water. I don't eat enough vegetables and thought this would cover it. So far, I have been too chicken to try it, I guess the list of long ingredients makes me anxious and I'm afraid I will react to it. One day I'll have enough courage to try it, but I'll have to be close to the toilet in case I get the runs, LOL. Hope this helped, Hugs, Chelz. PS, I do not take any prescription drugs, they either did nothing for me, or gave me horrible side effects.
  11. courtney5771

    courtney5771 New Member

    Thanks to all for the great info!

    Have painless days!
  12. hope-floats

    hope-floats New Member

    Everyone is different and these supplements are specifically for certain issues that you may not have. Best bet before starting anything is to consult with a professional who specializes in suplements for your disorder. Godd luck to you.
  13. angeldust

    angeldust New Member

    I dont take any supplements except for a good multivitamin and additional magnesium and calcium. I have improved alot from being bed-bound with CFS.
  14. joee

    joee New Member

    This is a supplement used for patients with interstitial Cytstis, Arthritis and Fibro. They have a newer version out. You can check out there website. They send you alot of info on this. It has glocosamine quercitan and chodroitin. There is a newer version out now I believe. I believe there site is Algonot.com-Joee
  15. Pindooca

    Pindooca New Member

    Olive Leaf Extract
    and One A Day Women's Weight Loss vitamin
  16. victoria

    victoria New Member

    Those of you who live in USA, please help protect our rights to take them without having to have prescriptions for them! See my post,
    "HELP!! STOP FDA (USA) limiting access to supplements! "

    This should be really important to us all. I for one do not have health insurance except for hospitalization. I don't know what I'd do without my supplements!

  17. Pryna

    Pryna New Member

    Malic Acid
    Ginko Biloba
    Vit E
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Pantothenic Acid
    As needed for energy:
    Co Q 10
  18. suz41

    suz41 New Member

    Hi Courtney as you can see most of us are on many vit/supp/meds. Everyone is different so check in with your doctor. i take for FM

    Complex B vitamin
    Malic Acid
    Evening Primrose
    Vitamin C
    Vitamin E
    Flax oil (occasionally)
    Glucosamine w/ MSM
    Klonopin for seizures mostly but it helps with the sleep and night symptoms of FM

    I think that does it for me. I know that the magnesium and malic acid help with the pain, couldn't live without those. Do your research before you start and if you add something only add one at a time until your body adjusts or to rule out problems with it. Good luck and keep us posted on how you are doing.

  19. loriRn

    loriRn New Member

    Here's my list;
    FM relief from Pro-health, has malic acid,mag,and a lot of other stuff.
    an extra mag pill, helps with constipation
    B complex with C
    Klonopin for sleep and RLS(could'nt be with out it)
    All these things I have stopped at one time or another, and have felt a difference without, so I knew they helped. Good luck, Lori.
  20. soozbee

    soozbee New Member

    I went to an environmental doctor and was checked for food allergies/sensitivities & intolerances. I also had a test to ascertain which of my organs were not functioning properly due to the depletion of my immune system.

    My adrenal glands were the worst, so I was put on an adrenal supplement (helped tremendously for energy levels and adrenal function in one year) along with B5 and SBX (for yeast overgrowth) which includes acidophilus as well as a wealth of other good bacterium. Along with that I take Magnesium with Malic Acid (for the pain, and also to prevent chocolate cravings - which incidentally happen because of the lack of magnesium). I was on UNDA drops for liver cleanse, along with a detox multivite.

    I also try to AVOID the foods to which I have an intolerence for (this helps a lot, but is very hard to do). I still have a long way to go - but at least I believe I'm on the right path!

    Best advice is to get these tests from a naturopath or an environmental specialist if you can.