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|06-25-2012, 12:32 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arizona, USA
Niacinamide for anxiety?
I just did some reading that B3, specifically as niacinamide, can reduce anxiety in some people. Also read that Valium was modeled after niacinamide (not sure how true that is but if you look at both molecular structures, they seem kinda similar).
Wondering if anyone's ever tried it? I know it's a crapshoot and it is another B vitamin, so it could be stimulating on the nervous system. Also, there is the possibility of a niacin flush. Oh, and too much niacinamide can cause liver damage. Just curious if there are any thoughts out there on this vitamin?
2002 Zoloft – depression
2003 CT Zoloft – no prob
2004 – 2007 citalopram 20 & clonazepam 1 – panic attacks
2008 switch to Effexor XR 300 ; clonazepam taper 1 - 0 few prob
2009 switch to venlafaxine & taper 300 – 37.5
2010 Jan - Sep 37.5 Sep – Dec switch to Effexor XR & taper
2011 Jan – Apr taper to 18.75 Apr – Oct switch to fluoxetine 5 Oct 10 Nov 7.5 Dec 5 – 2
2012 Jan 6 2.16 Feb 6 2.08 Feb 20 0
|06-27-2012, 07:03 AM||#2|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Re: Niacinamide for anxiety?
My thoughts are the best thing for anxiety is CBT, body scan guided meditation, exercize and abandoning google.
Just because something is natural, doesn't mean it's safe. If it can be found in a pill, it can be found in food. Get yourself some chamomile tea and find a new hobby that doesn't involve researching diseases and supplements on the internet.
Look up Jon-Kabat Zinn, download/buy his program. It has worked wonders for me. Takes a commitment of 45 minutes a day, but it's WELL worth it. The book to go along with it is 'full catastrophe living'.
Paxil 20mg from 2001-December 2010
Nov 2010 - 20mg
Dec 2010 - 15mg
Feb 2011-July 2011 - 10mg
July 2011- Sept 2011- 30MG
Sept 2011-Nov 2011- 25mg -17.5mg
Nov 2011- JAN 12: 17.5mg -1.25mg
January 27th 2012- PAXIL FREE
Started Zoloft mid Nov 2011 - currently at 100mg
Feb 8 2012 - Zoloft 75mg
early April 2012
April 11 2012: 62mg - compounding pharmacy - side effects at 75mg not acceptable
April 21 2012 - 50mg - feel much better - staying here for a while.
|06-27-2012, 08:27 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2009
Re: Niacinamide for anxiety?
In response to the first post, many substances perhaps do offer mild to moderate even great ameliorating properties for anxiety, depression, energy, insomnia, etc, related issues.
However, they may work for cases whereby no alteration resulted from what most of us have, SSRI tainted brains!
Our entire chemistry is slightly tampered with, so sometimes these substances do not benefit us in W/D.
Believe me, I tried everything under the sun. Do you know how cured I would be if my system could actually allow me to take Niacinamide, Inositol, Magnesium for anxiety, nerves, tension, etc?
I can not ingest anything however, so only time will help me.