Thiamine & Vit B strong compound.

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Morning all! I was just wondering how long most people take Thiamine and Vitamin B compound for after stopping drinking?

Thanks in advance.

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    Good Morning Shelley,

    I don't know... is my answer !  Not much help....

    I'm just going to read your replies, to find out !!

    I hope to try giving up the dreaded ' , soon.  I have taken Vitamin B compound supplements in the past... one months supply.  I bought them after reading some "healthy bumpf",  I have never had the Thiamine, as a supplement...what exactly does it help with?

    Alonangel 🎇

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    When I asked my counsellor that a while ago he said it was a question for my gp. But although I drink far less than I used to I still drink quite a lot and my gp keeps prescribing them. I'll be interested to see what other people say. Good question.
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    It really depends on the individual and the circumstances. Aswell as my drug medications, I take Vitamin B compound strong, Thiamine and Folic Acid. It's coming up to two years for me, but mine are on prescription. Also I am not mister average.

    As a rough guideline, if you have given up alcohol completely, I would carry on for about three months afterwards, giving your body time to replenish its supplies. If you do not eat healthily, I would take them for longer, if you start drinking again, I would start taking them again.

    Vitamin B Co Strong also helps with PAWS which can last up to a year and Thiamine helps with fatigue. Folic acid works with Thiamine to help to ensure proper metabolism.

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    My caseworker is giving me 3 injections of vitamins as he says the stomach sometimes has trouble absorbing it
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    Shelley ...I was in very rough shape...almost dead...and they started the vitamin supplements via...IV in the hospital.  I continued to take the vitamins when I got home...then about 3 weeks later...I went to my Dr. for a follow up and blood work.

    ​My Dr. told me that I need not take those vitamins for more than 2 weeks and that I had higher levels of them in my system than needed.  Hope that helps.

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    Hi, ive been prescibed this, thiamine and a vit b tablet, apparently they are to help your brain.
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    I thought thiamine and folic acid are forms of vitamin B? Maybe you need higher doses of these than in your average compound VB? 

     

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      Folic acid is not a vitamin, even though it is treated as one.

      Vitamin B compound strong contains Thiamine, but low doses. Most recovering drinkers require large doses of Thiamine, vitamin B complex usually contains something like 5mg of Thiamine, but Thiamine tablets usually contain 100mg+ and often are prescribed at more than one a day.

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    Hi thanks to you all. I'm on 2 vit b compound three times a day and 150mg of Thiamine daily. I have been for about 2 months. I was thinking of carrying on for 3 months after stopping drinking. Just wanted others thoughts so thank you.
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