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Do you mix vitamins or supplements with your antidepressant?

Asked by Harper1234 (854points) January 3rd, 2020
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I have added vitamins and different supplements to my antidepressant that I have been on for 4 years to help it do its job. Has anyone else found something you added to yours besides alcohol or weed?

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LadyMarissa's avatar

I never mixed anything with my antidepressants. Antidepressants didn’t agree with my system & made me feel a good bit more than crazy, so I wanted to stop taking them!!! I tried all kinds of different things to keep from taking antidepressants. The one that worked best for me was St Johns Wort…unfortunately the FDA banned them from being sold OTC. When they finally brought SJW back, it was never the same. I don’t know what they did to it, but they ruined it!!!

The only other thing that worked for me was taking several vitamin B12’s along with several vitamin E’s. They boosted my blood flow & made me feel much better. I NEVER took any of these at the same time I was taking my antidepressants!!!

snowberry's avatar

There’s a lot of information out about this, But because of the powerful drug lobbies and the false idea that doctors know everything, It tends to be pooh-poohed by the medical establishment. So your solution is to either do your own research and make up your own mind (which is better than doing nothing), or get with someone who is trained in nutrition, and who actually understands how different drugs deplete different nutrients from the body. It’s also important to remember to get quality vitamins, which are NOT carried in the pharmacy section of your average drug store. Quality is everything!

Different medications deplete different nutrients from the body at different rates. Here’s a link that explains how in a nutshell.

mazingerz88's avatar

My friend takes stuff like Spirulina, Bee Pollen, matcha tea, primal defense, pea protein powder, fresh kale or spinach, an orange, half a banana, ice and almond milk in his daily morning smoothie. In his last fourth mug he takes his dose of Prozac. It works for him.

Sagacious's avatar

I don’t take any kind of mental drug. It is a poor sign of the times that you assume that everyone takes antidepressants.

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