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Do any of you guys know of any vitamins or not entirely crazy herbal supplements that help with energy? What about ones that help with sinus issues?


I need some type of energy booster besides caffeine. I just never have energy. I slept in really late today...as in I got up two-ish hours ago, and I'm already ready for a nap. Low energy is the norm for me a lot of the time.


And as for the sinus stuff...when it comes to well-known/mainstream remedies, you name it, I've tried it. The Neti pot/bottle (just sinus rinses in general), nasal sprays, and medicines only do so much.

Date: 2013-02-24 08:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] noexit.livejournal.com
it really depends on what you're deficient in, i think. maybe a good multi, d3, and b-complex?

oil pulling has helpedmy sinuses.

Date: 2013-03-05 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxmadsenxx.livejournal.com
I'm probably deficient in everything, since I eat like shit. I have all of those vitamins you listed, so I'll have to start taking them religiously to see if it makes a difference.

What's oil pulling? I guess I could always google it, huh? Haha.
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Date: 2013-02-26 05:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electric-sparks.livejournal.com
I'm actually in the UK at the moment so I'm five hours ahead of the east coast in the US. :-p I did used to peruse LJ in the wee hours back in Virginia though due to my job so you're still not the only one. :)

Date: 2013-03-05 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxmadsenxx.livejournal.com
Thank you for all that information! I appreciate it. A multivitamin at night? That's interesting. I have always thought you were supposed to take them in the morning.

The caffeine and irregular sleep habits are definitely a problem. I'm sure eating like crap doesn't help, either. Especially since I'm a vegetarian who eats like crap. I know I need to increase my protein intake, for sure. I have a terrible diet and a really bad sleep schedule, so I'm sure improving those things would help a lot. It's just a matter of actually doing it haha.

That drink mixture sounds terrible.
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Date: 2013-03-05 02:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxmadsenxx.livejournal.com
That's very true. Thank you! I'll have to try taking the multivitamin at night to see if it makes a difference. I already took one today, so I'll start taking them at night tomorrow. It will be interesting to see what kind of impact that will have.
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Date: 2013-03-05 02:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxmadsenxx.livejournal.com
Thank you! I will. :)
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Date: 2013-03-05 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxmadsenxx.livejournal.com
The last time I went to rehab. So six years ago haha. I know, that's bad. I just hate going to doctors. I avoid it at all costs. I had tests and stuff when I was in the hospital. They did basic blood work when I had the appendectomy, so I would think that if there was anything too bad it would've shown up.
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Date: 2013-03-07 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxmadsenxx.livejournal.com
I know, I know. It's not exactly the greatest example for my kids, either. But what they don't know won't hurt them haha. The idea of getting a physical every year is so unappealing I can't even tell you. I don't know what the word to use for that would be.

Date: 2013-02-25 03:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beautyizdead.livejournal.com
I take the walmart one a day vitamins that have iron in them. They are vegetarian .

These are awesome too

Date: 2013-03-05 02:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxmadsenxx.livejournal.com
Thanks! I think iron would be a good thing to try. I obviously don't get any from meat, and I definitely don't get it from all the junk I eat haha.
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Date: 2013-03-07 02:05 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxmadsenxx.livejournal.com
Yeah, Jenny told me the same thing when I mentioned it. She said that taking iron can be dangerous, and that it's already in multivitamins, so I shouldn't take more unless a doctor tells me to. And seeing as how I avoid doctors, I doubt one will tell me to haha. So I'll just try the multivitamin, D, and B. We already have all of those, so that makes it easy.

Date: 2013-02-26 10:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electric-sparks.livejournal.com
Personally, I've found a B-complex supplement helps with energy a lot. I take a multivitamin daily anyway but supposedly the birth control pill drains a woman's body of b vitamins and I've found taking a B-complex supplement in addition to my multivitamin not only stops breakthrough bleeding for me on the pill (HAHA I know that's not a concern for you) but also boosts my energy levels quite a bit. I also think a little bit of time spent in the sun helps too (this coming from UK weather where I spent pretty much all of January under cloudy skies and didn't see the sun at all for a month, no exaggeration). I have a sun lamp now and that has made my energy levels skyrocket, which has been helpful.

I know you have a difficult time sleeping but I think if you cut the caffeine, it would help regulate your sleep a bit better. I don't know how much soda/coffee you drink now but try to ween yourself off it to at least reduce it to maybe something once or twice a week instead of multiple times a day.

Forgot to add I don't have sinus troubles so I can't help there, sorry about that!
Edited Date: 2013-02-26 10:57 am (UTC)

Date: 2013-03-05 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxmadsenxx.livejournal.com
We have some B-complex supplements, because Jenny takes them. I'll start taking them too. It's nice to know those helped up your energy level. That's interesting about birth control pills and B vitamins. It obviously doesn't affect me, but it's still interesting. I didn't know that. I'm pretty much never in the sun. Even when the weather is nice. I've heard people say things about sun lamps and sleep. Do you just use it as a regular lamp or what? I know that's kind of a stupid question, haha. But I don't really know anything about them.

Once or twice a week?! I don't see that happening lol. I could probably manage once or twice a day, but once or twice a week? I don't know about that.

Date: 2013-03-05 10:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] electric-sparks.livejournal.com
I have an energy-saving super bright light bulb in my ceiling light to try it out before getting a "proper" sun lamp. That has been helping a lot so far. The sun lamps you just sorta prop it on you desk or whatever (they're not super big) and leave it on for about an hour a day and that's supposed to be super helpful. They're a bit pricey though which is why I tried just the light bulb first.

lol I know caffeine is hard to kick but even reducing it some (even if it's down to once a day) should help your sleep.

Date: 2013-03-07 02:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] xxmadsenxx.livejournal.com
We have those energy-saving really bright light bulbs in most of the lights in our house already. Are you talking about those twirly ones? How much are sun lamps? I need to research that stuff, because I need to do something.

It would be insanely hard to quit. I think it would be even harder than cigarettes, to be honest. Maybe I'll try just drinking it once a day in the morning.


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