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I'm a 22 year old male. I suffer from bipolar. I take 1350mg

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Hello, I'm a 22 year old male. I suffer from bipolar. I take 1350mg of Lithium, 150mg Welbutrin and 2mg Resperidone. I don't get manic episodes anymore at all but I don't often feel normal on a scale of 1-10 and 5 is normal everyday I'm about a 3. I heard a lot of great things about Niacin the flushing kind for curing depression so I've been taking some for a couple days and people are swearing that it will help depression within a day. Maybe I'm just not taking enough Niacin?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Z replied 1 year ago.

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Hello and thank you for using JustAnswer. The use of Niacin to help lessen depressive symptoms has only been shown to be effective if you have a Niacin deficiency, have you ever had a blood panel to see if you have a deficiency of Niacin before?

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