My Problem with Macular Degeneration Vitamins

I was diagnosed with dry macular degeneration in one eye two months ago. The doctor told me to take Centrum Vision and come back in six months.


I tried these vitamins for about three weeks but they made me feel so sick and exhausted I could hardly function, so I tried two other brands of eye vitamins and they did the same thing. I can't believe that something that makes me feel this sick can be helping me. I'm scared not to take them because I don't want to go blind. Would anyone have any suggestions for me?

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Hi Reader,

It is unusual to experience these side effects from vitamins. Are you sure that your symptoms are related to your supplements? Call your eye doctor to see if he has had other patients with this problem and if there is another eye vitamin that he recommends.

Meanwhile, it's not just supplements that make a difference in your health and vision. An anti-inflammatory or macular degeneration diet is also critical for our eye health.

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Kind Regards,

Leslie

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May 17, 2016
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vitamins with food
by: Anonymous

Yes, I always take vitamins and drugs with food because of my chemical sensitivities. I try the different brands as well. I don't know why I can take some things and not others.

Apr 23, 2016
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Vitamins Make Me Sick
by: Anonymous

I can't take any of the vitamins that were suggested to me. They make me very sick to my stomach and I feel really bad. I've tried taking them with food and that didn't help either. I take what vitamins I can, like fish oil, certain vitamin Cs, magnesium taurate and IP6 with inositol. I'm going to try the saffron next, hoping so badly that I can take it. I don't know why some vitamins make me sick and others don't. I have tried a lot of different brands as well. I have drug sensitivities too so I am very limited on the drugs that I can take. My doctor told me this is more common than most people realize.

May 29, 2012
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Thank you for your help
by: Anonymous

I am now taking the I-Caps Vitamins with meals and doing OK. I have also added the Lutein and Zeaxanthin as I've read a lot of good things about them and I am also taking saffron tablets, 15mg a day but planing to go up to 20 mg.

The saffron is really helping my depression as well. I guess I'm throwing everything I can at this disease and I'm feeling better about it. I had been taking all the other vitamins with my meals, but they still made me feel exhausted and sick to my stomach. Hopefully I'm on the right track now.

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WebRN-MacularDegeneration.com is doing an interview with a company that supplies saffron supplements. Look for it next month as the topic in Macular Degeneration News.

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

May 25, 2012
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Macular Degeneration Vitamins
by: Anonymous

My Mom is 90 and takes the AREDS vitamins which are strong. She felt sick too, nausea et. You have to take them with food.

I also get sick to my stomach when I take my regular Centrum vitamin without food. When she took the vitamins with food she was fine. See your doctor to find out if anything else is wrong. All the best, Deb

May 24, 2012
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Maybe You Should Try Zeaxanthin & Lutein
by: Anonymous

My Mother has macular degeneration and she used to take the Preservision vitamins, but then she was diagnosed with stomach cancer.

She had 3/4 of her stomach removed and had a very difficult time with food and supplements after that, so now instead of the eye vitamins she takes a combination pill of Zeaxanthin and Lutein for her eyes (which she buys from Costco).

At her last checkup, the opthalmologist said her macular degeneration is stable and he said that taking the Lutein & Zeaxanthin could be helping. I wish you good luck.

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Find out more about these two very important macular degeneration antioxidants that help build the macular pigment:

Lutein and Zeaxanthin

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

May 24, 2012
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Eye Vitamins
by: Anonymous

Just wondering if you have taken these vitamins with a meal or any food? My eye vitamins bother me if I don't do that - I've been taking the

I-Caps for many years as my doctor ordered.

Hope you find some that you can take without side effects.

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