my psychiatrist prescribed ENLYTE for depression.

Posted by georgette12 @georgette12, Dec 5, 2017

Out of desperation, my psychiatrist finally decided to try a different tactic. I have been taking ENLYTE for unrelenting symptoms not helped by any meds. or ECT treatments. Please call up the website. It is used for many things…but is actually more super doses of vitamin Bs and Ds and folic acid. I will be away from my computer for several hours but I wanted to start this discussion now. Will check back later.

Back to Enlyte. It is still working and I am still only taking Depakote for a mood stabilizer and Ambien for sleep. Plus my husband is currently being diagnosed by a cardiologist and pulmonary doctor for heart and lung problems. My stress level is way beyond my “normal” capacity to deal with…and I am at my wit’s end in dealing with all of it. But I just refilled the bottle again as I have taken it since November. Just before I started it, I had a few weeks of severe anxiety, tearfulness, crying, barely able to function, and this was not going away. My psychiatrist offered “regular” drugs to try but said since I never had success with anything else it made sense to try this if I was up to it.

The thing about Enlyte and why it is prescription is the way the ingredients that make it up are formulated. I already had gone to the health store and asked about purchasing the vitamins and minerals that are in it. The company that produces it does not list the exact formulation of course. So we are forced to buy it! I had already gone through the vitamin/Mineral route and that definitely does not work for me. But maybe it could work for others. Anyway, by the time I spent all that money on vitamins I could have bought a few months of Enlyte. Please research. Blessings.

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@georgette12 I’m glad that you are still having good results, that is wonderful! I’m very pleased for you. Teresa

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A few of you were talking about EnLyte, a folate supplement, for depression. I wanted to check in with you on this and see how things went with your investigation or trying out this medication. I think that all members in this discussion will be interested in and benefit from your answers.

@georgette12 – wanted to check in with you and see if you are still taking a folate supplement EnLyte. If so, how has it gone for you?

@kdutcher – you'd mentioned you had a prescription for this supplement. Has it helped you? Have you experienced any side effects?

@amberpep – you were thinking about talking to your psychiatrist about this supplement. What did he say about it?

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Realize this post is old but just wanted to let anyone know that Enlyte D is now classified as a medical food and no longer needs a prescription. You can purchase it directly from directvaluedispense.com. It's really a miracle super food. My daughter was on meds for depression and we eased off that and replaced it with the Enlyte D and it's made such a difference in her life. Really can't recommend it highly enough. It is expensive ($124 for a 90 day supply) but it works. Thanks

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Thank you for posting this. I'm going to check this. I pay 65.00 a month to have 30 capsules shipped to me. That is ENBRACE HR SOFT GELS. From GoGo meds. Com. I've been off it for 2 months because if cost but I am reevaluating that.

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For those interested in the contents and ingredients of Enlyte you can find the information from Drugs.com at weblink. Search Enlyte.

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@mpm1

Realize this post is old but just wanted to let anyone know that Enlyte D is now classified as a medical food and no longer needs a prescription. You can purchase it directly from directvaluedispense.com. It's really a miracle super food. My daughter was on meds for depression and we eased off that and replaced it with the Enlyte D and it's made such a difference in her life. Really can't recommend it highly enough. It is expensive ($124 for a 90 day supply) but it works. Thanks

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If you use "directvaluedispense.com" the actual equivalent to Enlyte is called ENL on the website. The product is still made by JayMac the manufacturer of Enlyte and appears to have the same ingredients and formulation. Cureent cost as 4/3/2019 was 30 days @ $50 and 90 days @ $150 plus shipping. Also for those using a prescription buying through a pharmacy and your insurance won't cover the cost you can use the GoodRx coupon and cost is about $170 for 30 days.

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I would suggest googling their website enlyterx.com or embraceHR.com. You do not need a prescription to order Enlyte. You can order directly from the company for $50 plus shipping cost. I had the gen-o-mind test done & I have a mutation called MTHFR. It is not uncommon & there are two specific genes they test. I have the better one, but it is the reason two prescribers recommended I try it. Yes, after a month I feel a lot better. The thing is I added Effexor 37.5 at the same time to my Lamictal 100 mg regiment. Although I had taken Effexor before at a higher dose, my regiment had been changed & I dropped Effexor & increased the Lamictal so that the adding back of a low dose of Effexor was done at the same time I stared the Enlyte. Supposedly, the gene mutation means we do not metabolize folic acid properly (something like that). I was told people without the gene mutation are electing to take it anyway & reported feeling better. So I do not know. You can ask your doctor to do the swab gene test to see if you possibly have one of the two gene mutations. You can check with your doctor, but it seems it would not hurt to try it for a month & then evaluate your personal experience. Good Luck! Carol

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@chloepoole

I would suggest googling their website enlyterx.com or embraceHR.com. You do not need a prescription to order Enlyte. You can order directly from the company for $50 plus shipping cost. I had the gen-o-mind test done & I have a mutation called MTHFR. It is not uncommon & there are two specific genes they test. I have the better one, but it is the reason two prescribers recommended I try it. Yes, after a month I feel a lot better. The thing is I added Effexor 37.5 at the same time to my Lamictal 100 mg regiment. Although I had taken Effexor before at a higher dose, my regiment had been changed & I dropped Effexor & increased the Lamictal so that the adding back of a low dose of Effexor was done at the same time I stared the Enlyte. Supposedly, the gene mutation means we do not metabolize folic acid properly (something like that). I was told people without the gene mutation are electing to take it anyway & reported feeling better. So I do not know. You can ask your doctor to do the swab gene test to see if you possibly have one of the two gene mutations. You can check with your doctor, but it seems it would not hurt to try it for a month & then evaluate your personal experience. Good Luck! Carol

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Hello, @chloepoole, and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect.

So, if I understand correctly, you are now taking a low dose of venlafaxine (Effexor), lamotrigine (Lamictal) and also the folate supplement Enlyte. Will you share a little about your diagnosis and how this combination treatment is working for you? Are you noting any side effects?

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@mpm1

Realize this post is old but just wanted to let anyone know that Enlyte D is now classified as a medical food and no longer needs a prescription. You can purchase it directly from directvaluedispense.com. It's really a miracle super food. My daughter was on meds for depression and we eased off that and replaced it with the Enlyte D and it's made such a difference in her life. Really can't recommend it highly enough. It is expensive ($124 for a 90 day supply) but it works. Thanks

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Thank you for this post — I am starting my 14 yr old son on EnbraceHR tonight (had to special order to pharmacy ) his Psych doc said Enlyte but the rep says insurance will pay for EnbraceHR and it is the same formula….. I am desperate to get something to work for my son as 3 drugs (SSRI) have done nothing — he was genetically tested and he carries two mutations for MTHFR …. anymore information on how this is working or has continued to work for your daughter? My son is currently unable to attend school and has no motiviation – hopeless., thank you.

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@gordonjackie722

Thank you for this post — I am starting my 14 yr old son on EnbraceHR tonight (had to special order to pharmacy ) his Psych doc said Enlyte but the rep says insurance will pay for EnbraceHR and it is the same formula….. I am desperate to get something to work for my son as 3 drugs (SSRI) have done nothing — he was genetically tested and he carries two mutations for MTHFR …. anymore information on how this is working or has continued to work for your daughter? My son is currently unable to attend school and has no motiviation – hopeless., thank you.

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Hello @gordonjackie722 and welcome to Mayo Connect. I am sure that you are concerned about your son and I hope that this new treatment plan works well for him. I would like to invite @kdutcher and @georgette12 to this discussion as they have also mentioned using this product for depression.

If you are comfortable sharing more, how long has your son be dealing with this debilitating depression?

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@hopeful33250

Hello @gordonjackie722 and welcome to Mayo Connect. I am sure that you are concerned about your son and I hope that this new treatment plan works well for him. I would like to invite @kdutcher and @georgette12 to this discussion as they have also mentioned using this product for depression.

If you are comfortable sharing more, how long has your son be dealing with this debilitating depression?

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This started the beginning of the 7th grade at the onset of puberty and now he is a freshman (or should be but isn't attending school ) with his IEP they are allowing him to do online but he really wont or cant do that work. He says he feels like nothing will ever help him etc…. I am hopeful this will make a difference. His psychiatrist said from the genomind genetic report it makes sense why the meds he has been on have not worked — due to his genetic makeup and I assume and his MTHFR gene mutations.

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@gordonjackie722

This started the beginning of the 7th grade at the onset of puberty and now he is a freshman (or should be but isn't attending school ) with his IEP they are allowing him to do online but he really wont or cant do that work. He says he feels like nothing will ever help him etc…. I am hopeful this will make a difference. His psychiatrist said from the genomind genetic report it makes sense why the meds he has been on have not worked — due to his genetic makeup and I assume and his MTHFR gene mutations.

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I'm sure you are holding out great hope for this treatment, @gordonjackie722.

Was he a good student prior to the depression? Was he ever involved in clubs (church, boy scouts, etc.) or team sports prior to 7th grade?

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He has never liked school so no never a great student but he was able to finish 6th grade without issue …. he did play baseball and basketball prior to 7th grade but gave up all interest in sports that summer – there are lots of family issues so it was hard to know what was causing the depression and anxiety. We have tried counseling – even having counselor come to the home but nothing has made a dent. He had a teacher come to the home to get him through 8th grade and 7th. Yes hopeful that this will make a difference. There is a strong family history of bipolar and anxiety – my 16 year old has very bad anxiety but Zoloft works for her – not fully but much better than before.

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