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Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?

Posted by SLS on September 16, 2017, at 0:24:54

Has anyone actually had a true, robust, and unambiguous response to fish oil?

* Depression?
* Mania?
* Anxiety?
* OCD?
* Psychosis?

Thanks.


- Scott

 

Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?

Posted by MightyKondrian on September 16, 2017, at 10:09:43

In reply to Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?, posted by SLS on September 16, 2017, at 0:24:54

> Has anyone actually had a true, robust, and unambiguous response to fish oil?
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> * Depression?
> * Mania?
> * Anxiety?
> * OCD?
> * Psychosis?
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> - Scott
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Funny you ask that. My answer is truthfully NO. I take them + omega 6 as precautions only because of the benefits studied. Plus omega 3 in the diet where I live is extremely poor. My doc says you need at least 500mg EPA daily

 

Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?

Posted by linkadge on September 19, 2017, at 11:35:56

In reply to Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?, posted by MightyKondrian on September 16, 2017, at 10:09:43

My answer is YES.

I don't do well on high EPA concentrates.

However high DHA does help me significantly.

I would liken 500mg of DHA to say 125mg of Depakote in terms of mood stabilization.

DHA feels like a mood stabilizer for me, but it also has a notable pro-cognitive effect.

DHA has potent neurotrophic effects.

Linkadge


 

Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?

Posted by Lamdage22 on October 13, 2017, at 2:14:52

In reply to Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?, posted by SLS on September 16, 2017, at 0:24:54

no i was worse

 

Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?

Posted by SLS on October 13, 2017, at 22:08:06

In reply to Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?, posted by Lamdage22 on October 13, 2017, at 2:14:52

> no i was worse

Maybe the approach Linkadge takes deserves consideration. In the past, EPA was the focus of research to the exclusion of DHA. In fact, Omegabrite, the product of Stoll et al., was suggested to be a better antidepressant because it was pure EPA. Maybe, as Linkadge suggests, DHA has been neglected as a therapeutic agent. Still, I am waiting for someone who has had severe depression report that fish oil produced a persistent remission.


- Scott

 

Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?

Posted by linkadge on November 14, 2017, at 17:17:15

In reply to Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?, posted by SLS on October 13, 2017, at 22:08:06

I've read that DHA exerts a more structural effect in its actions, wherase EPA is a more hormonal effect.

DHA feels more like a mood stabilizer to me in how it acts.

What I have found (personally) is that lower doses are better. I don't take multiple grams of it. 500mg of DHA and 500mg of EPA is plenty.

Actually, as mentioned, I respond better to high DHA products.

Lithium works in part by increasing the levels of a DHA metabolite.

Also, DHA can increase the seizure threshold in experimentally induced seizures.

Linkadge

 

Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil? SLS

Posted by beckett2 on November 16, 2017, at 22:54:28

In reply to Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?, posted by SLS on September 16, 2017, at 0:24:54

> Has anyone actually had a true, robust, and unambiguous response to fish oil?
>
> * Depression?
> * Mania?
> * Anxiety?
> * OCD?
> * Psychosis?
>
> Thanks.


No, I can't say that, but my mood is pretty labile, and small substances etc affect me easily. I started a week ago, a modest dose in the range Link mentioned. It hasn't worsened my mood. I give it to my kid for attention issues and as a mental health prophylactic, given my mood disorder. I'm pretty sure I see a difference in his ability to focus. Thank goodness his dad is stable :)


But what did you mean by 'achieving remission'? I'm thinking in combination with medication.


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> - Scott
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Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?

Posted by chrismeurer on November 18, 2017, at 17:22:18

In reply to Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil? SLS, posted by beckett2 on November 16, 2017, at 22:54:28

Felt no difference after taking about 1 g of EPA for 2 months. There's good research on it though, I read on psycheducation that 1 g EPA is probably the most effective dosage based on several studies. Guess it is worth a try.

Chris

 

Re: Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil? SLS

Posted by mogger on January 25, 2018, at 21:48:35

In reply to Has anyone actually responded well to fish oil?, posted by SLS on September 16, 2017, at 0:24:54

Omegavia EPA 500 is critical to my regime. Enteric coated. Besides lithium it is the most powerful thing I take. I take 4 grams of EPA a day and if I feel really rough I up it to 6 grams and feel a difference. Problem is that it has made my cholesterol plummet to a dangerous low.


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