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Wondering if anyone had tried using B12 to ease withdrawal symptoms. I read somewhere that it can help a bit with the anxiety. Is that true?
Hi, @falon – just wanted to clarify that you are talking about the possibility of taking a vitamin B12 supplement to help with withdrawal from an antidepressant or another medication?
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@lisalucier Yes Lisa. I was wondering if anyone has used it while withdrawing from benzos. I had heard or read that it helps with the anxiety.
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Hi, @falon – a few people who may have some thoughts for you on whether taking Vitamin B12 to ease symptoms like anxiety when withdrawing from benzodiazepines include @johnbishop @sandij @secretwhitepop @ejezbeta @catcatanzaro60 @thankful.
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Just make sure its methalated b12
Hi @falon — I take Seeking Health Active B12 Lozenge with L-5 MTHF as part of my supplements to help my peripheral neuropathy.
Good morning @falon – I do not believe that you should take any supplement without having blood work to see if you need it. Withdrawal symptoms are so individualistic that it's hard to tell what will work. I, fortunately had no problems getting off of Effexor. But a lot of people do, as you can see in this group.
But I do caution you to ask your dr. if it will harm you if you try it!
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@falon Welcome to our caring group Yes as @merpreb said you should not onlyvtalkvwith yoircDr but any Vitamins ask for lab work first to see if your low in that vitamin Most B vitamins are water soluble
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Bcomplex which contains B12 helps my general mood. Good food for the nervous system. I also take omega3 on an as needed basis, re, depression flairs up, or anxiety etc. Also added CBD 10mg to relieve mild anxiety, very helpful. My life contains lot's of trial and error. Vit D.
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