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Which my supplements causing agitation/mood swings

Posted by Mtom on October 18, 2016, at 12:41:55

I'm hypersensitive. Antidepressants make me feel ill, agitated, anxious, more intense mood swings, etc. etc. Even supplements known to promote neurotransmitter levels or activity do this e.g. 5HTP & St. John's Wort.

Consulted with Naturopaths and attempting to treat depression (with anxiety) through nutritional supplements - but over time, same symptoms as above - especially anxiety and mood swings into sometimes deeper depression - have worsened.

Been taking:
- Curcumin 2 x 500 mg
- B-6 - 200 mg daily
- Folic Acid 2000 mg daily
- Niacin - 350 mg (non-flushing form according to Naturopath)
- B-12 - 1000 mg daily (was taking 2000 for a while)
- other B's at lower dosages
Omega 3 - 1500 mg EPA & 500 mg DHA (was taking twice that for a while too on Naturopath recommendation, but backed it off a few weeks ago)
- Vitamin C - 500 mg (a bit inconsistently)

Was also taking L-Theanine 250 mg initially twice/day, backed it off to once per day, stopped a week ago.

I've read some of the B-vitamins are precursors to neurotransmitters? Thoughts? Also what about the other supplements - remembering I am hypersensitive? Everything I read about Curcumin seems to rule it out as having such side effects. Omega-3's?

(Note: I tried posting a similar but briefer post a while ago but it seemed to disappear, at least I can't find it, so apologize if repetitive)




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