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Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids): 3 months back doctor told me that my cholesterol levels are slightly on higher side and need to start medication if the levels are same after three months.
InsteadI started taking EFA Icon Krill oil a couple months back. Today I got my lab reports and its normal:
HDL - 51
LDL - 104
Total Cholesterol - 189
Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids): I took the enteric coated, triple strength, Fish Oil, 1400 mg, one a day for about one week and I develop stomach and abdominal pain, and itching.
I stop taking it, and after a week the pain and itching is gone. It is now about a month since I stop taking Fish Oil and the pain and itching did not come back.
Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) for ADHD: I was diagnosed with ADHD 2 years ago and was put on Dexedrine and Adderall. I recently was in rehab for alcoholism and a nasty heroin and Xanax addiction. While in rehab the doctors switched me to Wellbutrin which worked well for my ADHD but made my hair fall out. I started researching natural ways and now I take about 200mg of Fish Oil every morning along with vitamin B12 before work. I don't know if it is the placebo effect or what but friends, family and coworkers have noticed I am a lot more focused and my job performance is a lot better.
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Omacor (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) for Hypertriglyceridemia: I use this medicine since several years now, and my triglyceride level has dropped 20-30. Also my cholesterol is OK now. I use 4 grams a day.
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EPA Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) for Hypertriglyceridemia: This worked for me! I take 40 mg of Zocor and the fish oil-Omega 3 fatty acids and together they brought my triglycerides below normal levels as well as total cholesterol numbers!
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Lovaza (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) for Dietary Supplementation: Lovaza is an omega-3 acid ethyl ester, the only FDA approved prescription supplement which raises HDL cholesterol. People with high triglycerides and heart failure will also benefit using Lovaza. This product out performs over the counter fish oils.
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Fish Oil (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) for ADHD: My 8 year old son was diagnosed with ADHD at age 4. We did not start medication until 1st grade, but are glad we finally did. He is currently taking Vyvanse. I read some materials on Fish Oil and brain functioning and specifically ADHD. When my son comes home from school the medication effects are diminishing and he tends to get emotional and irritable. When that happens, we give him 2 fish oil capsules and within about 1/2 hour he usually calms down and returns to focus better. We use Nordic Naturals Omega 3-6-9 Junior with 135 mg EPA and 90 mg DHA. The capsules are lemon flavored, small and easy for a child to swallow.
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omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids for Dietary Supplementation: Very good for all the mentioned conditions including the cardiac, triglycerides, mood, anxiety, and ADHD benefits. I have seen improvement in all these areas.
Lovaza (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) for Hypertriglyceridemia: I've used Lovaza for about 8 months and triglycerides are now 900, before it was 3000. My family, sister and father have very high triglycerides. This is the only drug that has ever worked for me and I've used them all. I got my sister to tell her Doctor about it and he put her on Omacor, hers went from 1000 to 250 in 3 months. I just wonder how common this illness is.
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Omacor (omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids) for Hypertriglyceridemia: I have had hypothyroidisim since I was 10 years old. I am not over weight, I do not eat red meat but my cholesterol is close to 300. I have used 5 different statins, they work but I am left with cramping in my thighs or my gut and therefore I can't take them.
Omacor lowerd my cholesterol to 212 without pain of any kind. It is a more natural approach to cholesterol. managment.
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