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December 26th, 2011, 10:13 AM
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I've recently added fish oil to my regimen - both for general health and for possibly helping with TTC. I've had 3 miscarriages and no obvious problem except for hypothyroidism.. however that was being treated at the time of my last miscarriage so maybe there is something else.

I've read so much about the benefits of fish oil - helps with autoimmune issues, good source of bioavailable forms of omega 3s (EPA and DHA), might reduce NK cell activity and makes your blood thinner (not a good thing if you're already on blood thinners).

I do NOT take the fish oil that comes from the fish liver (cod liver oil) - it has high levels of vits A and D which could be toxic in high amounts and vit A is already in so many healthy foods.. but I do take a vit D supplement on the side because most of us are deficient and it's supposed to help with autoimmune issues which I suspect I have.

Anyone else take it?
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December 26th, 2011, 05:06 PM
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I do take fish oil as well! What kind are you taking? I have tried a couple different kinds, I have a hard time finding me that does not make me burp up that fishy taste.
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December 26th, 2011, 06:43 PM
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I take this one! Very Finest Fish Oil Lemon Flavor at Carlson Labs
I don't get fishy burps.

I heard that if you're taking capsules, it helps to freeze them before taking, that way it takes longer for it to break down in your GI tract and less likely to get the burps..
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December 27th, 2011, 09:27 AM
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Thanks! It is reasonably priced too! I was taking Nordic Naturals and kept those in the freezer and would still get fishy burps..ick.
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December 27th, 2011, 05:29 PM
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I actually want to start taking it. DH usually does and was just saying the other day that we didn't have any more.

I remember seeing a commercial for a certain brand that digests further down in your system so you don't get the fish burps... but for the life of me, I can't remember the name of the brand!
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December 28th, 2011, 07:19 PM
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So I have a question. My prenatal I take says it contains fish oil. Is that a sufficient source or would it be something to take on top of the dosage in the prenatal?
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December 29th, 2011, 03:57 PM
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How much DHA/EPA does it have? You didn't tell us what the dose is. Mine has 1600mgs omega 3 combined per teaspoon (most of it EPA and DHA)
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December 30th, 2011, 04:44 AM
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Judy - I see your fish oils comes in a liquid form vs a pill. The thought drinking fish likd kind of grosses me out. Is it like drinking cough medicine but lemon flavored?
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I've never really looked into it but the prenatal I take has DHA in it. I'm not sure how much though I'll hafta look later.

I'm slightly afraid to take anymore. I hear it can worsen acne and I'm fighting such a huge fight with that already that it scares me...
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December 30th, 2011, 06:32 PM
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I've never really looked into it but the prenatal I take has DHA in it. I'm not sure how much though I'll hafta look later.

I'm slightly afraid to take anymore. I hear it can worsen acne and I'm fighting such a huge fight with that already that it scares me...
I have never heard that, I've heard fish oil is supposed to be good for your skin and make look and feel it better. I will have to look into this
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December 30th, 2011, 06:40 PM
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Judy - I see your fish oils comes in a liquid form vs a pill. The thought drinking fish likd kind of grosses me out. Is it like drinking cough medicine but lemon flavored?
Yeah exactly like that. It doesn't even really feel like oil. You can always chase it with something, or even mix it into a smoothie if you don't like it.. but I always just take it straight.
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December 30th, 2011, 08:12 PM
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What I'm reading online doesn't show it being bad for acne in fact like you said, the opposite. Guess I heard wrong. Sorry!
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January 1st, 2012, 05:59 AM
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Thanks Judy!

Manda - no worries . Hopefully it will help you with your acne issues.
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Hello ladies, saw this post and I got interested... thanks for posting Judy I have been meaning to take it, but never got around to do it.. but I definitely want to be a brand new me this year and I will want to take it. Thanks for the link.

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March 6th, 2012, 07:58 AM
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Does anyone know how much EPA and DHA we should be taking? I read 2000 - 4000mg.
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March 6th, 2012, 10:38 AM
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I'm taking Nature's Bounty Fish Oil capsules. No fishy taste that I've noticed!

My doctor told me 1-2000mg of the EPA and DHA, so that's about 4000mg of my fish oil.
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October 30th, 2012, 12:07 AM
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I took fish oils beofre I conceived. Actually what I thought is that it helped me with ovulation and stuff like that coz I've been havin a hard time conceivin. After my OB asked me to take this Brand, wow, it's just amazing how fast I got prego.
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October 30th, 2012, 02:00 AM
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I haven't tried taking fish oil when I was pregnant but my Aunt does. It helped her a lot during pregnancy. She said it aids the development of neurological system of a growing fetus. God bless!
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