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Biotin

PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:26 pm
by Valley
Hi all

Just a quick question. Does anyone take biotin supplements? If so what is your experience of them? I am very tempted to try them, and just wondered if anyone had any info.
Thanks in advance!
Also Happy New Year!
May you all have piece of mind, and be kind to yourselves with the same kindness you show others!

Valley

Be kind to yourselves!

Re: Biotin

PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:15 am
by Roses
Hi Valley,
I took Biotin for 9 months, 300mg x 3 times a day and I had it made up by a compound chemist, but it did nothing for me.
Roses

Re: Biotin

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 12:57 pm
by Valley
Hi Roses

Thanks for your reply! Can I ask why did you decide to try biotin? I ask because I am in two minds about it, have not made my mind up about trying it yet.

Thanks again

Valley

Be kind to yourselves!

Re: Biotin

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:32 pm
by Geoff Allix
I was taking Biotin, but stopped because it was withdrawn from testing and may have some nasty side effects. Primarily though, I needed to stop because I have monthly blood tests (Lemtrada) and biotin can interfere with these.


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Re: Biotin

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:41 pm
by Valley
Hi Geoff

Thank you for your reply! As I said I am in two minds about biotin! That's why I think it is so important we gain information and insight from each other!

Thanks again

Valley

Be kind to yourselves!

Re: Biotin

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:46 am
by Roses
Hi Valley,
I tried biotin because my neurologist suggested it.
Roses.

Re: Biotin

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:30 am
by Blueberry
I took biotin for a couple of years ( just one pill a day )
No magical change. And if there was it was minor.

Re: Biotin

PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 12:32 pm
by Valley
Hi

Thanks again Roses for your reply! Blueberry thanks!

I really believe we learn from each other on this journey!

Valley

Be kind to yourselves!

Re: Biotin

PostPosted: Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:59 am
by Casselalison
Apparently sweet potato has biotin so could be a bette4 option to taking a supplement

Re: Biotin

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:41 pm
by Messpositif
I've been taking 5000ug of biotin per day for some years. I'm unsure quite why, maybe I was just playing copycat on some OMS meme years ago. It's past time that I grokked the OMS bible to ascertain whether this is wise. Back then, 10 years ago, almost all of my hair disappeared from neck down. Since then some has returned, whether that's attributable to biotin or not I have no idea. As to help with symptoms, that I can never tell, even with OMS itself, as I have no me-without-OMS (nor ever will have) to compare with. My hunch is that some of these situations (taking some a treatment, supplement, therapy, etc) are more about mind-body, placebo-nocebo, etc than anything physiologically real. Not that I'm agin that at all, as long as there's no physical, fiscal or other harm done. Indeed, if I could do something innocuous that triggered in me the maximum MS healing forces (together with curbing all pro-MS forces too), that would be ideal. Though my prejudice would be for that to come from sources that have nothing to do with the medical trades, pharma, witch doctors who are in it for money, or any hocus-pocus. As to the thrust of the question, assuming that's with regard to whether biotin help with MS, I don't know. And in general where there's scant justification or relevant evidence, I'd prefer to be as clean and free of all treatments as nature made me (ie. zero drugs or artificialities, of any sort). But perhaps worth experimenting, who knows whether taking biotin might trigger magic healing in you (this last quip instantly retracted should there emerge sound reason to consider biotin worse than innocuous).