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Posted by: kathytai
02/08/2004, 17:32:58


Regarding the Vitamin E, I researched it also, and found that 16oo Units was the maximum absolutely safe dosage, with 3200 Units being probably safe, but with a bit more question mark. I work at the Health Dept, and have asked our WIC dietician what is a safe dose for both Vit. E and Vit. A, which is more concerning as it doesn't clear the system quite as well as Vit. E. Vit. A is in the Moistur-Eye I take. I should hear back from the dietician this week and will let you know. She is extremely conservative as to alternative therapies.
As to the flaxseed oil, I just started that today, replacing the salmon oil. Taking 4000 mg. Since it is just a form of fat, should not be a problem.
I started the alternative therapies three weeks after the Botox treatment as I wanted to see what the Botox would do by itself. I didn't see significant change until after I started the EFAs and using the sleeping mask and gel tears. Actually I'm wondering if the Botox is wearing off as my eyebrows started moving around a lot more yesterday. Does that happen? It's now been about seven weeks since the Botox.
Dee also let me know about the Dystonia support group so will be going there too. You people are great!



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Posted by: Lynn Yarbrough
02/08/2004, 22:30:48


Hi,

We're glad you found us and thope we can be of help to you. I personmally can't comment about the vitamins as I don't use them except for general health.

Yes, the Botox will wear off eventually; it depends on what your dosage is and how your body responds to the toxin, but it always wears off and you have to repeat what works for you. I have found that first doses are commonly ineffective because, I believe, Doctors are leery of overdosing. Next time around the Doctor will increase the dosage if it has been ineffective. It is very important to work together in getting the dosage and the injection locations right for you, as we are all different. Ask your Dr. lots of questions about the details, and if you let us know we may comment on how that treatment relates to what we expect.

Cheers,

--- Lynn




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Posted by: June in Toronto
02/09/2004, 11:48:48


Welcome to the bb and thanks for sharing any information on those vitamins you come up with. Don't forget to use lots of preservative-free drops/vials/gel in your eyes during the day until you prove that your eyes are not dry anymore, especially during cold, windy weather.

If this was your first botox treatment and you say your `eyebrows ae now moving around a lot' - does that mean on their own or from squinting? It often takes many sets of injections with different sites and units of botox before the best is reached for you. How many units did you receive? Looking forward to more sharing with you. Best wishes

June in Toronto (Canada)




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Posted by: Barbara
02/09/2004, 12:10:08


I must be out of it . What is a FHA? Talked to my endrocinolist about vitamins since it has a matter of great discussion lately and He is a brillant doctor. He said be careful of too much Vitamin E because it can internal bleeding and wqs also concerned about thee amounbt of fish oil and flax oil being consumed because of the effect these oils have on our converrsion to fats. I know that doctors take the conservative approach but they are knowledable on what these vitamins can do to us in excess. It's a good idea to check with you physican about what vitamins you are taking and how much.



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Posted by: June in Toronto
02/09/2004, 16:56:48


I checked with my doctor when I saw her last week about flax oil - she said there were `no studies to prove that taking 12,000 mgs' was a problem.

June in Toronto




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Posted by: pdb
02/10/2004, 01:44:25


in the period between start of my symptoms and diagnosis, the opthalmologist suggested I use Thera Tears Nutrition, a capsule. Content of one capsule100 IU vitamin E, 500mg flaxseed oil, 225mg EPA (from fish oil), and 50 mg DHA from fish oil. Initially taling four of these. Can't say it helped the dry eye at the time, but my cholestrol results improved dramatically :-).


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Posted by: Sally in Idaho
02/16/2004, 01:02:04


"... Since it is just a form of fat, should not be a problem.
...." I have a friend who inquired of her doctor about taking salmon oil pills for her arthritis (which was recommended in some magazine article recently) and the doctor said she would have to watch her cholesterol level carefully if she did. Just something to inquire about. I wonder if flaxseed oil would have the same precaution.

Sally in North Idaho




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Posted by: kathytai
02/16/2004, 09:57:23


I'm planning to have a lipid panel (cholesterol, broken down, Triglycerides,etc.) done also this coming year. I'm betting that the "good fats" do good things for the cholesterol,etc. I think it is the transfats that are doing so much harm to people's bodies. It will be interesting to see.
Haven't heard back from the dietician yet.
Kathy



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Posted by: pdb
02/16/2004, 10:18:19


As I mentioned in another thread, I've been using Thera Tears capsules, with all those good things in them, and my cholesterol results are good, and seem to have improved.



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Posted by: Virginia in AL
02/16/2004, 11:09:53


I used Moisture Eyes for over a year (it helped) but quit because I was concerned about the high intake of Vitamin A (I also take a multivitamin and, of course, consume foods with A). My cholesterol level and ratio of good to bad is fine. I switched to an Omega 3 supplement without Vitamin A in the evenings and Thera Tears supplements in the mornings. Seems to work just as well. I don't use anything in my eyes at night, but I do put petrolatum around the outside of them and sleep with my eyes covered. I use drops or gel daytime as needed.



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