RE: nausea from supplements?
I have been having some problems with feeling nauseous at night that I am pretty sure is related to supplements; right before bed I take:
5000-10000 units vitamin D3 in olive oil
about 2400 mg potassium chloride dissolved in water
6 drops of biosil in the kcl water above
2 DHA/EPA capsules
a few sprays of MgCl oil on my skin
100 mg azathioprine
1 capsule of low dose naltrexone
the bottom two aren't supplements - but I added them for completion - I've been on them a long time so I don't think they are the problem.
I am pretty sure the problem in the potassium chloride - it hits my stomach like a ton of bricks and tastes pretty bad. The problem is - I need it - if I miss a day or two I get muscle fatigue. I can't stomach it in the morning at all.
I could try the potassium pills, but I would need to about 20 of them a day! Plus it would get very expensive that way.
Last edited by jammies; 10-21-2010 at 08:15 PM.
Any time I take my supplements on an empty stomach, I vomit them up within 10 minutes. You could try taking some or all of them with food.
Before my stomach stretched out from eating larger, more infrequent meals, it was very sensitive to supplements. I had to have a good amount of food in me or they'd upset my stomach big time.
Also, it could be a case of simply taking too much at once. Maybe you could try splitting up your supplement intake throughout the day?
Why are you taking such strange supplements?
Originally Posted by jammies
I am taking standard supplements:
* Vitamin D3 Gelltabs 10,000 IU
* Fish Oil Gelltabs
* Multi-vitamin for Men capsule
* Resveratrol Capsule
* Twinlab Tribulous Fuel to boost testosterone
No problems at all
Best to all,
Last edited by Grizz; 10-22-2010 at 02:56 AM.
Originally Posted by Grizz
I take those supplements because they were recommended based on the symptoms I had and they help immensely. I had extreme muscle fatigue that the potassium and magnesium help with. It makes a big difference in my quality of life. I take the DHA/EPA for inflammation related to RA. I switched to the Vitamin D in olive oil because I've been supplementing D3 with pills, sprays, or geltabs for 2 year and am still deficient.
The bottom two things are prescriptions for rheumatoid arthritis.
Thanks for your input;
Thanks for the suggestions . I tried with food last night and it helped some - but I don't usually eat before bed. I need to take the prescriptions between 9 pm and 11 pm so for simplicity I was trying to take them all at once. Maybe I will try breaking up the dose of the potassium - I could maybe sprinkle a little in my tea at work?
Sounds like a little experimenting might do you well too. Maybe each day this week try taking ONE of the supplements earlier and the rest as usual and see if you can figure out for sure which one gives you trouble?
Also splitting them up may help or if you can figure out that just one is bugging you maybe you can try a different version of that one or take it a different time of day or such?