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Re: Fish Oil and Acne and Depression Improvement fluffy

Posted by JackT on August 22, 2003, at 11:24:50

In reply to Re: Fish Oil and Acne and Depression Improvement, posted by fluffy on August 21, 2003, at 11:33:58


Thanks for your reply. The fish oil started working in less than a week. It has made a difference in my attitude -- less irritable and more enthusiatic about going to work and getting projects done around the house. It will take some time to determine if it has a lasting benefit, or even if the fish oil will work better after a month or so. I'll keep you posted.

Please note that I'm exited about the improvement and that may have an anti-depressive effect as well. The fish oil is certainly not a cureall, but I do think that consumption of fish and/or fish oil is certainly part of good mental health. I am also eating more fresh salmon for dinner and canned sardines in olive oil once a week for lunch. There are studies that show that eating fish just twice a week has some positive benefits. I wonder how much Omega-3's are in a normal serving of fish?

I just happen to shop at Target and picked up their "Origin" house brand of 1000 mg of fish oil. Larry judges the quality of the fish oil by the "fish burp test" :) This brand produces very few burps and is very tolerable. I can take with or without food but I try to take one with each meal of the day and then one at night (with my evening bowl of ice cream).

If I forget a dose, I don't worry about it like when I've missed dose of an A-D. Or sometimes I take two without a problem. In all it has been a very good experience.

> Hi Jack--
> I'm so glad to hear your encouraging testimonial about fish oil. Glad something natural has worked for you. I'm about to request a trial of it with my doc. If he doesn't approve, then I'm doing it anyway. I'm having a really bad problem with acne right now due to what I think is a reaction to my med. I'm taking Lamictal as an AD and "mood stabilizer" for mostly depressive bipolar disorder (BP type II). Even though Lamictal is working, its effect doesn't "stick". Sometimes I have breakthrough anxiety and depression.
> Do you think that the store brands of fish oil are ok? I've heard about these other fancy brands and different types. I wonder if that's even relevant? Have you tried these other more expensive models?
> Also--I've heard that it takes awhile for improvement on fish oil if there is any. How long did it take for you to feel the results?
> Thanks,
> katy




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