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Old Mon, Oct-12-09, 13:25
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Originally Posted by amandawood
Thanks for posting this! I am in exactly the same position and have been getting a bit frustrated by the whole thing. I am trying to up my carbs a bit although it kind of goes against the grain (what a bad pun to use - accident...), but if it gets rid of this dizziness and depression, then I certainly will!

I already have quite an impressive range of supplements round here, but the only thing I don't have is a B-vitamin complex. Most of the ones I see have B1, B6 and B12 in them, but not the other Bs. I am trying to work out why this is and am also trying to eat more food with Bs in, such as sprouted seeds to do something about this.

I shall look into getting some B Vitamins in supplement form, but use up the magnesium oxide with extra Bs added first. Maybe that will help.

I keep re-reading what Dr S says about tiredness, depression and so on being a "normal" part of the transition process and to not give up or go back to your old ways, but, like she says, it is not easy to stick to something that actually makes you feel worse!!!

If anybody wants to pop into my journal and cheer me along (and cheer me up), I'll be more than happy to hear from you! I really feel I'm doing the right thing by finally getting caffeine and alcohol out of my life and, seeing as I managed to give up the smokes in Dec 2001 after having smoked for most of the preceding 22 years, pregnancies and breastfeeding times excepted, I am fairly confident that I can get rid of these addictions, too, but it is hard sometimes...


I understand the excess of vitamins that you have around, I have those too!

Apparently though, taking just a few of the B vitamins can cause an imbalance in the rest....thus the reason for a good B complex. Also, there is a HUGE B12 deficiency in the US. Apparently, in othe parts of the world, the recommended daily allowance is 2 to 3 times what we get in the states and those places don't have the levels of obesity, neurological, or psychological problems that we have.

When I added the B complex things did get better, but they have greatly improved since adding the B12. Apparently B12 is responsible for MOST of our hormones and if you are already deficient in any vitamin/mineral then the RDA dose will do nothing for you... Jarrows is a great brand because I've tried others and did not get the same results. B12 has greatly improved my chronic fatigue...and I've read good things about B12 and addictions!

Good luck Amanda
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