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User Reviews for Fish Oil

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Dietary Supplementation 1.8
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Reviews for Fish Oil

KD · Taken for less than 1 month February 24, 2019

For Dietary Supplementation: “Read all the reviews, but decided to try these out anyway. Boy oh boy big mistake within the hour I was having severe stomach pains and diarrhea it was awful. Do not take these pills try something else.”

1 / 10
Shiloh · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 3, 2018

For Dietary Supplementation: “I have to take flax seed oil instead of fish oils. I know it sounds weird, and I've never heard of it, but fish oil capsules cause bright blue splotches on my skin! I don't mean the dark bluish bruise color, but bright. No, I'm not allergic to shell fish, don't have a bleeding problem or on blood thinners, my cholesterol numbers are great, I don't bruise easily, was on no medications at the time I tried it, my sugar level runs about 79-80 normally, and I have a good diet free of processed or refined foods-no pop, rarely any fried food, sugars except naturally occurring.”

4 / 10
Patty S · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 30, 2014

For ADHD: “Fish oil is such a wonderful alternative to medication! We were opposed to medication due to nasty side effects and other reasons, but with fish oil, there are none, and yet our son's focus has improved drastically. I would absolutely recommend both fish oil and Krill oil for focus, just make sure it's a high quality fish oil that is toxin tested.”

10 / 10
John127128959 August 5, 2014

For ADHD: “Been taking Nordic Naturals Fish Oil for over 2 years and it has seriously had a positive effect. The only problem is, I started to try the Cod liver oil and it makes me feel really dizzy and strange.”

9 / 10
KANG- Ra May 18, 2014

For Dietary Supplementation: “It was suggested that I supplement my diet with fish oil, don't remember if it was for my high blood pressure or arthritis, but she was a nurse and I said yes. Three weeks later, my stomach will not settle, everything I eat makes me feel "too full", gassy, and nauseous, and there is nothing but (please pardon me) liquid for stools. As of today I am discontinuing use to see if that is my problem. I hope this helps someone suffering in the same manner I am.”

2 / 10
DannyDT · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 8, 2012

“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”

4 / 10
GoAskP April 16, 2012

For Dietary Supplementation: “It made me really sick. I took it for months before I realized it was the fish oil causing my symptoms.”

1 / 10
GoAskP April 16, 2012

For Dietary Supplementation: “Constipation, bloating, brain fog, muscle pains, amenorrhea, hyponatremia.”

1 / 10
Anonymous December 7, 2011

“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.”

1 / 10
Anonymous August 4, 2011

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.”

7 / 10
Anonymous November 30, 2009

For ADHD: “Works great with stimulants, but increases heart rate.”

7 / 10
Anonymous October 9, 2008

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.”

8 / 10
mitcore June 5, 2008

For ADHD: “It helped with the ADHD and helped my son to focus better.”

8 / 10