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Question: Vitamins to take for irritability, depression and anxiety?

 2+2=5 - Wed Oct 14, 2009 9:45 am

I have anxiety, depression, am irritable at times, cannot focus, and get fatigued.
I currently take B-Complex with added vitamin C and E, Omega 3 fish oil, and Sam-e. I am looking at:
Vitamin D
5 htp
Ginkgo Biloba
St. John's Wort

I don't want to take ALL of these, so which are the best to take; which have essentially the same function? Which are not very necessary? I don't take any medication.
Thank you
 Debbie Miller, RN - Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:42 pm

User avatar Hello,
In proper doses I see no interaction problems between these supplements. However, I wonder if you would benefit from a good multivitamin rather than having to take so many individually. Check the daily allowances supplied in the multi and don't duplicate those that are contained therein. St. John's Wort can interact with other medications so be sure to let your doctor know you take these should he/she want to prescribe something at any time in the future. Sometimes people forget to let their physician know about supplements and "natural" products, but they are still medications and should be treated as such.

Best wishes.


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