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Fish Oil Reaction?


#1

I was just wondering is anyone else has ever had or heard of having a reaction to fish oil? I am only taking between 1-2 grams a day and I constantly get canker sores in my mouth which I haven't gotten until I started taking the fish oil. I burp it up all the time and I have been taking it for months. I am taking nortic naturals. My boyfriend has been taking fish oil practically his whole life and he has never had any of these problems.


#2

I started giving them to my dogs. The little one I think gets diarrhea from the oil. I quit giving him the oil and the diarrhea disappeared .I may try one more round just to test my hypothesis.


#3

Stop licking your shoes.

Seriously though, I get adverse reactions if I take over 10 grams a day. If you are getting fish burps, put them in the fridge. I think some people even freeze them (not sure).


#4

Canker sores are usualy a sign of herpes.
I have heard some strange explanations of how they were gotten or what causes them though.


#5

Lysine will help with the canker sores. It's an arginine antagonist which the herpes virus thrives on. I've never heard of fish oil exacerbating canker sores. It's a possible connection though.


#6

Weird I've never had any problems at all including fish burps with a whole variety of different brands.


#7

I used to get canker sores from excessive amounts of vitamin C. Once I cut out the extra vitamin C, everything cleared up.

You may want to try freezing the pills, as I've heard that gets rid of the fish burp.

~V


#8

I do keep my fish oil in my fridge and I know that canker sores are a form of herpes. I have gotten them on occation if I was REALLY stressed out. That isn't the case now.

Thanks, I guess I am just that one in a million that is bothered by fish oil. I am beginning to think it is an allergy or maybe something to do with my digestive system not working properly.