Tuesday, November 22, 2011

B12 to the rescue!

After much investigation and talking to multiple people, I decided to go off my meds and try the vitamin route. I have the pleasure to report I feel great. I have by no means been cured but I have had energy, less pain, and I am actually exited to do things that I have been for a long time doing reluctantly, if at all. There are better nights of sleep as well and we all know this is crutial to our well being.B12 at 10,000 mug and HTP 5 at 100 mg seem to have given me too much energy, as if there is such a thing. I was happy to feel good but then found myself frustrated with the fact that nobody could keep up with me, or talk fast enough, even that ther were not more hours in the day because there was so much I wanted to do. It was like I had been living for a year with my hands tied behind my back and someone came along and untied them.I just became frustrated at the end of the day. So I have decided to reduce my b12 to half, and see if that helps. It has been 3 days at half with the HTP 5 and I can barely tell the difference. I will try this for 2 weeks and if I'm still too amped up I will cut the HTP 5 in half as well. I am happy with the results but do not want to cause another set of problems for myself. Maybe, just maybe there will be some success with these and I wont need to spend time and money subjecting myself to the rediculous toxic effects of the prescriptions. Hopefully this is not something that I will become too tolarant of and it will stop working, but for now I am enjoying it. I think with winter approaching I will also be adding some vitamin D to the mix to further combat the depression. That in the winter is the worst. Have some hope!


  1. Hey Dawn,

    thanks for joining my blog and congrats on your success with the vitamins! I hope it continues to have such a positive effect on you. Be careful not to overdo it though - you know that payback can be a real B_____h!

    cheers and thanks

  2. Thanks! That I know to be true from past experience as well, that's one reason why i was so quick to cut back when it seemed a little "too good", and hopefully it will will work for a while. I am typically a pessimist,(I'm working on it) but always have a little hope hidden in the back somewhere where no one can see it.

  3. What is HTP 5 ? I will have to google this and why does the B12 help? Does it just help if you are deficient. i am most interested. Hope you keep feeling great.

  4. Im going to copy and paste a bit because i am not one for a lot of typing..it supposed to help with any one or more of these...

    "Weakness or fatigue, Muscular soreness, Impotence, Urinary incontinence, Shortness of breath, Headaches
    Nausea, Heartburn, Abdominal bloating,
    Memory loss, Disorientation, Apathy
    Irritability, Paranoia, Depression,
    Hallucinations, Violent behavior, Psychosis,
    Personality changes, Dementia"

    you can google it. I personally am taking it to see if it will help with my memory issues and fatigue, depression and muscle soreness. So far I do feel much better. And I'm not so grouchy with everybody when I am having a bad day..Its worth a shot in my opinion if it will get me off prescriptions.
    AND..."5-HTP is used for sleep disorders, depression, anxiety, migraine and tension-type headaches, fibromyalgia, binge eating associated with obesity, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD), attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and along with prescription drugs to treat seizure disorder and Parkinson's disease" Hope this helpfull. I was turned in this direction by a lot of others i have talked to with Fibro and its the most common and effective alternative to drugs right now for a lot of them. I have heard massage and tanning beds as well but have not tried either of those yet given the added cost but i might once winter blues kick into full effect. Anything not to have this back pain 24/7!!!

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