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omega-3 for Christmas

Posted by Ed O`Flaherty on December 15, 2002, at 15:48:39

The subject of omega-3 fish oil has cropped up numerous times on this board during the year and a few weeks ago it seemed to be the most prominent item.I thought that with Christmas coming on I might mention a few problems that it might help and if you have one of these you might give it a try and perhaps give yourself a happy Christmas.
In most but not all cases it is used as an additive to your present medication so do not stop taking your regular medication without your physician`s approval.It is unsuitable for those with a blood clotting problem or on anticoagulants.
For depression I would favor 1g daily-the total of EPA and DHA.Try more if necessary after a few weeks-up to 5g.
For bipolar try 5g daily.Increase to a maximum of 9g.if necessary.
For anxiety start on 1g and build up to 5g if necessary.
For OCD and Agoraphobia try 5g and adjust up or down between 1 and 9g as required.
For insomnia try 5g and vary it as required.On this board we have had several people who got bad dreams so stop it if you get those or try a smaller dose.
If you have been sexually abused try 3g and increase to 5g if necessary.
For Schizophrenia try 2g and increase to 5g if necessary.Try different doses over a period of many weeks to get the best benefit.
Some further suggestions are given on www.omega3.20megsfree.com

 

Re: omega-3 for Christmas Ed O`Flaherty

Posted by BeardedLady on December 15, 2002, at 17:35:40

In reply to omega-3 for Christmas, posted by Ed O`Flaherty on December 15, 2002, at 15:48:39

Thank you, Ed. Does the same thing apply to fish oil? Doesn't it contain omega 3?

beardy

 

Re: omega-3 for Christmas

Posted by Kari on December 16, 2002, at 10:57:31

In reply to omega-3 for Christmas, posted by Ed O`Flaherty on December 15, 2002, at 15:48:39

Hi Ed,

Thanks for this.
I am looking for information about the types of blood clotting problems in which omega-3 supplementation would be contraindicated (my physician doesn't seem to know enough about this). Do you have any idea where this info can be found (perhaps a website)?

Thanks,
Kari.

 

Re: omega-3 for Christmas

Posted by Ed O`Flaherty on December 18, 2002, at 15:47:08

In reply to Re: omega-3 for Christmas, posted by Kari on December 16, 2002, at 10:57:31

I am replying to the previous two postings.Omega-3 is found mainly in fish oil but it is found too in a whole range of other foodstuffs like flax-seed oil or walnuts.In practice cold water fish such as mackerel and salmon (non-farmed) are good sources.
As regards the blood clotting the risk is minimal but fish oil makes the blood less sticky and so less likely to clot.If you are taking a medication such as warfarin to stop your blood from clotting you do not want to overdo it.For the other 99% of the population (excluding haemophiliacs and similar disorders)this anti-clotting effect helps to prevent strokes and heart attacks. Incidentally deaths shortly after the start of heart attacks are greatly reduced if you are on fish oil as it has a good effect on the rhythm of the heart too.

 

Thanks! (nm)

Posted by Kari on December 19, 2002, at 12:23:37

In reply to Re: omega-3 for Christmas, posted by Ed O`Flaherty on December 18, 2002, at 15:47:08

 

thanks! (nm) Ed O`Flaherty

Posted by BeardedLady on December 19, 2002, at 14:02:50

In reply to Re: omega-3 for Christmas, posted by Ed O`Flaherty on December 18, 2002, at 15:47:08

 

Re: omega-3 for Christmas Ed O`Flaherty

Posted by bluedog on December 20, 2002, at 3:03:19

In reply to omega-3 for Christmas, posted by Ed O`Flaherty on December 15, 2002, at 15:48:39

Hi Ed

Thanks for posting the link to your omega-3 site.

I have been trying to convince my brother for a while to take fish oil because he smokes(wants to quit but can't), drinks too much and is generally moody alot of the time (I personally think he suffers from depression).

However he doesn,t seem to believe me when I tell him that fish oil can help him. I'm actually going to print out your article as it summarises in a very understandable format exactly the benefits he can expect to derive from the fish oil. Also coming fom an authoritive source like yourself he is much more likely to finally give it a go than rather than listening to the ramblimgs of his socially anxious and depressed brother and how fish oil has helped me.

Maybe I should actually purchase him a bottle of fish oil capsules as his christmas present!!! What do you think????

Thanks again
bluedog


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