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June 17, 2019
3:48 am
VickiY.
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YIKES! It has been over 2 months since your first post when you said her appointment is in June…I thought by now she would have seen the specialist and we would all have answers, Debbie. I am sure that this waiting must be awful for all, and I am praying for you and your daughter as I type. 

June 16, 2019
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Vicki,

  She has not had her appointment yet.

Thank you,

Debra

June 8, 2019
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Spirulina and chlorella are algae that naturally contain vitamins, minerals and amino acids. With FIGTreeVitamins.com closed, I suggest a good, whole food source multivitamin/mineral formulation from whole food concentrates, such as Nature’s Plus Source of Life TABLETS (they also have MINI-TABS that are smaller but you take more), or if interested in spirulina or chlorella, consider Source Naturals Yaeyama Clorella TABLETS or POWDER. Vitacost also has their own house formulation, ROOT2 YAEYAMA CHLORELLA.

Has she had the opportunity to see a doctor yet? If so, what did he or she say? What tests were run and what are the numbers? Is she getting out of the house and enjoying some walks in the sunshine?  

June 7, 2019
11:35 am
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Debbie:

The other multiple beside Doctor’s Best, that I would recommend is THORNE RESEARCH BASIC NUTRIENTS 2/DAY

June 6, 2019
3:47 pm
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Vicki,

  Searching for Spirulina, some have vitamins and minerals and others do not.  Which do I want to purchase?  

 

Thank you,

Debra 

June 6, 2019
3:09 pm
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Sorry, Vicki.  I just read your post about the anti depressants.

June 6, 2019
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Vicki, 

 Can my daughter still take the spirulina while taking her anti depressants? 

 

Thanks

Debra

June 6, 2019
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Dr. Lorna,

  Is there another multivitamin you recommend outside of Doctors Best?  The serving size is 3 capsules daily.  I will be going through these quick because I would be given them to my son as well.  And I would probably switch as well. 

 

Thank you,

Debra

April 28, 2019
8:47 pm
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Vicki,

 At one point I was going to try and take her off the anti depressants and replace with natural remedies however, my husband does not agree. 

 

Thank you,

Debra

April 28, 2019
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No, sorry I missed it Debbie. I think it is best to take oil supplements upon rising and at bedtime. The Vitamin D liquid (under the tongue; 2000IU in the morning and 2000IU in the afternoon) and Spirulina should be taken during the day and not at night. Encourage her to take at least a 20-30 minute walk in the sunshine (morning and afternoon) so her body can better process her nutrients. If I had to guess, the antidepressant has probably played a role in hormonal imbalance, which may be causing her to delay menses. You said, “I was trying to give more natural remedies in place of her anti depressants.” Does that mean you took her off the antidepressants and are concentrating on diet, instead, to balance her moods? Vitamin D liquid (NOT in pill form) and Spirulina should help her mood imbalances. Vitamin B6 (200mg THREE times per day) also helps with mood. All of this is regardless of antidepressants.  

April 27, 2019
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Vicki,

  Did you see my response about giving my daughter the oils your recommended?  

Thank you,

Debra

April 25, 2019
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Debbie:

She doesn’t need the animal parade multi if she takes the Doctor’s Best Multi.  If the B-complex contains folic acid have her stop it.  The Doctor’s Best should contain enough of the active forms of the B vitamins.

April 25, 2019
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Dr. Lorna,

  I will give her the multivitamin mineral.  She’s currently taking Vit B complex, too.  As well as the Animal Parade multivitamin twice a day.  Not sure if she should be taking a different multivitamin. 

 

Thank you, 

Debra

April 25, 2019
5:28 am
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Vicki, 

  I have the Evening Primrose that I was giving her, and I may have misunderstood you, that she could not take it because of her anti depressant.  I was trying to give more natural remedies in place of her anti depressants.  I have borage oil as well that I’m taking.  I can give her fish oil too as well as the Spirulina.  Does the primrose, borage, fish, spirulina and liquid vit D get taken at night?

Thanks

Debra

April 24, 2019
12:39 pm
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Hi Debbie:

I agree with Vicki, she needs the vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients provided in fruits and vegetables for her organs to mature.  In addition to Vicki’s recommendations, would she be willing to take a multivitamin mineral such as DOCTOR’S BEST

April 24, 2019
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She could not give a definitive answer because there could be so many causes; however, I can tell you that when females do not consume sufficient vegetables, and low-glycemic fruits, they are deficient in nutrients that are essential to proper hormone balance. She needs to realize how important her diet is to her body, so I hope she changes her position on not consuming fresh vegetables and fruits, especially as we are coming into such a bounty of produce in spring and summer!

YUM!!

Is she, at least, willing to take things like Evening Primrose Oil, Fish Oil, Borage Oil, Spirulina and Vitamin D liquid under the tongue in supplement form?  Smile

April 24, 2019
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Vicki,

  Unfortunately, my daughter’s diet is not good.  She eats all meat with the exception of fish. No fruit or vegetables.  She’s not active like when she was younger.  She is about 115 pounds.  Not overweight nor to slim. The only medication is for depression.  And she’s taken 15mg per day.  The specialist is a pediatrician gynecologist. That appointment isn’t until June, though.  Her pediatrician said that she normally waits towards the end of 16 before she gets concerned but since we were there for my daughter’s well visit, she recommended the specialist. She could not give a definitive answer as to why my daughter has not started yet.

Thanks

Debra

April 10, 2019
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Hi Debbie! It is so wonderful to hear from you.

There are multiple reasons for a young woman to delay menses, some are easily explained and not a problem, while others may be cause for concern and treatment. What can you share about your daughter’s health history? What medications, if any, is she taking (and for what reason, how often)? Is she heavily involved in sports? Is she severely underweight or overweight? What is her diet?

While most young women do start their cycles at an earlier age, some do not, but I am glad you set-up an appointment for her? You said she is seeing a specialist; is this someone other than her regular doctor or gynecologist? Has she seen any other doctor about this? If yes, what did that doctor(s) say? 

April 10, 2019
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Hi Vicki,

  My 16 yr old has not started her menstrual cycle yet and was wondering what could be some causes for that?  She has an appointment with a specialist but not until June.

Thanks

Debra

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