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Author Topic: Selenium Side Effect -- Stomach  (Read 1922 times)

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Offline LES Jake

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Selenium Side Effect -- Stomach
« on: March 10, 2008, 12:26:30 PM »
Good afternoon all:

My stomach has been bothering me for over a week and I'm trying to figure out why. I started back on Selenium around the same time and was wondering if that was the reason my stomach is making my life difficult.

Thanks in advance,

Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Selenium Side Effect -- Stomach
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 06:59:08 PM »

Just put off taking the Selenium for a month, and see if the stomach issues resolve. There are some supplements that bother my stomach. It may not be related to the selenium at all.

Take care----Ray
Current Meds ; Viramune, Epzicom, 40mg of simvastatin, 25 mg of Hydrochlorothiazide.
Metoprolol tartrate 25mg






Diagnosed positive in 1985,.. In October of 2003, My t-cell count was 16, Viral load was over 500,000, Percentage at that time was 5%. I started on  HAART on October 24th, 2003.

 As of 9/16/16,  t-cells are at 501,   Viral load remains <40

Current % is at 12%

 65 years young.

Offline LES Jake

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Re: Selenium Side Effect -- Stomach
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2008, 03:28:14 PM »
Hey Ray:

As a matter of fact, I've stopped taking Selenium to see what would happen. Yesterday I felt better and  today even better. I was taking  too damn much of that stuff.

Am still going to have stool tests done, just  to make sure it's not anything else.

Thanks for your help,

Offline Magnus

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Re: Selenium Side Effect -- Stomach
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2008, 04:29:26 PM »
How much were you taking Jake? 200mg per day is recommended to boost your immune system.

However 700mg or more can actually suppress your immune system.

Offline LES Jake

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Re: Selenium Side Effect -- Stomach
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2008, 04:52:01 PM »
Actually I was taking 200 mcg a day and sometimes a tad more. It really bothered my stomach for some reason. I've decided to take 1 100mcg capsule every other day and just test the waters on how much is okay with my belly.


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