Posted by BarbaraCat on July 3, 2002, at 0:55:15
I've been taking Omega-3 fish oil for a while now, but only 1-2 capsules twice a day. I recently read Barry Sears' 'The Omega Zone' and decided to give the pharmaceutical grade high-dose fish oil a try. I can definitely feel it. The best I can relate it to is when I was transferring off Paxil to Remeron and had a few days of extra serotonin power or whatever it was going on. A little giddy, colors brighter, mucho enhanced mood, calmer. The fish oil purportedly enhances serotonin and dopamine production and I can believe it.
I'm taking the brand Dr. Sears' plugs in his book, which is rather ridiculously expensive at $70 a pop, however, it does seem to be remarkably good quality. I'm mixing it with Carlson's lemon flavored high quality cod-liver oil as an extender and flavour enhancer (yes, you read that right; Carlson's cod-liver oil actually tastes good). Together, I'm taking a little less than one tablespoons twice a day, which is a moderately high dose of this oil. Considering how it's helped with my anxiety and depression is impressive enough, but my fibromyalgia seems to be much improved. I'm reminded of the Tin Man receiving a well-needed oiling of his parts. I believe I'm a believer. I'll keep you informed. - BarbaraCat