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Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide NAD

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UnfoldingSky

I just came across something on a website about this supplement (a co-enzyme needed to break down vit. B3) which said that supplementation with this might help chronic fatigue.

 

I likely have CF caused by drugs, I am exhausted all the time and was not like this before I reacted to an AD.  The article had a lot of problems with it (it said it helped anxiety and depression and had the usual chemical imbalance myths suggested as causes) so I wasn't going to buy into it completely; however I wonder if possibly it does help with fatigue even if it's not for the reasons stated.

 

It also is apparently being used for some kinds of drug withdrawal including pain killer withdrawal. 

 

I am curious if anyone has tried this for drug-induced fatigue and if so if it helped them. I know it's likely that it won't help given how reactive we can become to supplements but since I didn't see anything on this here thought it would be best not to presume.  Does anyone here have experience with this?

 

 

 

 

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Altostrata

What's the relationship to niacinamide?

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UnfoldingSky

What's the relationship to niacinamide?

 

I am not sure...

 

I have to look more into this, I can't find where I read that bit about it being needed to break down B3...I just read something that might contradict that.

 

Regardless here is a site that I found yesterday where they are using it for a bunch of different things including script drug withdrawals apparently (treatment at this place with it is super expensive though, seems a little over the top):

 

http://bodymindbaja.com/nad/

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Meimeiquest

I knew nothing about this, but I am taking quite a bit of vitamin B3 as slow-release niacin, at least 500mg/day. Now my warning symptom that I need more is nausea, it used to be anxiety. I'm about to try to switch to regular niacin and try to find my flush point. A dr. who used niacin for schizophrenia said he suspected the reason for needing such high doses was an enzyme problem, which would fit with your product. He wrote Niacin: The Real Story. A doctor that follows the same type of orthomolecular medicine said he (the author) was a genius pioneer, but they now believe niacin is part of the treatment for people who are "overmetholizers", not a treatment for schizophrenia. People with many different conditions are overmetholizers according to him. I have a fibro diagnosis, for whatever that is worth. Which does not answer your question at all :)

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Meimeiquest

Psych education.org has a section on NAC, you can use the search box on the home page. Also, Gia posted something yesterday or day before about kindling. The link towards the end is very interesting, the author has CFS.

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UnfoldingSky

I knew nothing about this, but I am taking quite a bit of vitamin B3 as slow-release niacin, at least 500mg/day. Now my warning symptom that I need more is nausea, it used to be anxiety. I'm about to try to switch to regular niacin and try to find my flush point. A dr. who used niacin for schizophrenia said he suspected the reason for needing such high doses was an enzyme problem, which would fit with your product. He wrote Niacin: The Real Story. A doctor that follows the same type of orthomolecular medicine said he (the author) was a genius pioneer, but they now believe niacin is part of the treatment for people who are "overmetholizers", not a treatment for schizophrenia. People with many different conditions are overmetholizers according to him. I have a fibro diagnosis, for whatever that is worth. Which does not answer your question at all :)

 

Actually this is helpful as is there not some element of fatigue in fibro too?  Do you find the B3 to be helpful and if so what does it help with if you don't mind my asking?  

 

That's also interesting about the niacin-schizophrenia-enzyme link, I had read about niacin being an effective treatment for it though haven't heard much about it since I read that. 

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UnfoldingSky

Psych education.org has a section on NAC, you can use the search box on the home page. Also, Gia posted something yesterday or day before about kindling. The link towards the end is very interesting, the author has CFS.

 

Will look into these suggestions, thank you so much Meimei.

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Meimeiquest

 

I knew nothing about this, but I am taking quite a bit of vitamin B3 as slow-release niacin, at least 500mg/day. Now my warning symptom that I need more is nausea, it used to be anxiety. I'm about to try to switch to regular niacin and try to find my flush point. A dr. who used niacin for schizophrenia said he suspected the reason for needing such high doses was an enzyme problem, which would fit with your product. He wrote Niacin: The Real Story. A doctor that follows the same type of orthomolecular medicine said he (the author) was a genius pioneer, but they now believe niacin is part of the treatment for people who are "overmetholizers", not a treatment for schizophrenia. People with many different conditions are overmetholizers according to him. I have a fibro diagnosis, for whatever that is worth. Which does not answer your question at all :)

 

 

Actually this is helpful as is there not some element of fatigue in fibro too?  Do you find the B3 to be helpful and if so what does it help with if you don't mind my asking?  

 

That's also interesting about the niacin-schizophrenia-enzyme link, I had read about niacin being an effective treatment for it though haven't heard much about it since I read that.

Right now the niacin helps with nausea and muscle pain. We have decided to see the orthomolecular people in Chicago as I am just sort of stuck.

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Right now the niacin helps with nausea and muscle pain. We have decided to see the orthomolecular people in Chicago as I am just sort of stuck.

 

 

 

I hope things work out with the ortho people Meimei. :)

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GracieAnn

Has anyone looked into or gone to Neurorecover for IV NAD treatment? It’s supposed to help with recovery from psychiatric drugs. Thanks.

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