Medication and Supplements
shown in some research to help brain injury.

For dosing and contraindications see a qualified professional.

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BenefitSide EffectsAdditional Info
Amantadine Increase Arousal
Increase Motivation
Increase Dopamine
Urinary Retention
Flu Med.
Unpredictable when after dosing benefit will take place
Butterbur Treat headache and headache prevention Stomach Upset Good with vascular headaches, may help cough.
Cannot take with ragweed allergy
B-Vitamin Complex Decrease Stress negative affects on body May decrease effectiveness of some meds Possible increase in energy
DHEA Increase In Arousal
Increase Motivation
Weight Gain
Need blood test prior to treating (may help low testosterone)
Ginger Anti-Nausea
Lessen effectiveness of acid reflux meds Can use raw sliver of root in mouth
Ginkgo May help memory
May help ringing in ears
Increase bleeding time Do not take with blood thinners (including aspirin)
lndomethacin Treat headache and headache prevention GI Bleed
Acid Reflux
This is an NSAID (Ibuprofen and Advil)
Magnesium Reduce headaches
May help with recovery
Diarrhea Alcohol users need more.
May worsen kidney disease.
Meclizine Nausea
Dry Mouth
Blurred Vision
Do not drive until you know how it affects you
Melatoniin Helps with sleep Morning Fatigue
May worsen depression
Take 1-2 hours prior to bed
Can cause dependence at higher doses
Omega 3 Fatty Acids Decrease inflammation and increase speed of neuron recovery
May prevent damage
May have mercury toxicity increase blood sugar
Blood Thinner
Eat organic fish and eggs for a natural supply.
L-tryptophan Anti-Depression
Headache Prevention
GI Upset Caution when taking with other serotonin meds (antidepressants)
Noratriptyline Headache Prevention
Dry Mouth
Decreases sexual desire
May take 2 weeks to have any benefit.
Phenergran Anti-Nausea, Anti-Dizziness Sedation Can cause confusion
Propanolol Headache Prevention Fatigue
Lowers Melatonin
May worsen asthma
Lowers blood pressure
Rhodiola Rosa Helps Atlentiion
Memory and immune system
Anxiety Can trigger mania in bipolar
Ritalin Increase
Increase Motivation
Increase Dopamine
May increase anxiety
GI upset
Can be addicting and cause lapses in time
Topamax Headache Prevention Increased pressure in eye some confusion and dizziness Side effects only at higher doses
Causes weight loss
Trazadone Helps with sleep
Helps with depression
Urinary Retention Okay to take every night
Tumeric Anti-Inflammatory
Improves healing time of wounds
Stomach Distress Might thin blood
Verapamil Headache Prevention Constipation Lowers blood pressure
Zofran Anti-Nausea Drowsiness May cause weight change
Zinc Concentration
Improves Drive
Improves healing time of wounds
Lowers absorption of other nutrients
Takes away from + ions
Need small quantities of this trace mineral

Books Dr. Lansky Recommends

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Solve It With Supplements

The best herbal and nutritional supplements to help prevent and heal more than 100 common heal problems by Robert Schulman MD An easy to index book that gives you the pros and cons of supplements.

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Supplement Your Prescription

What your doctor does not know about nutrition by Hyla Cass MD. If you need to take an prescription, this book will teach you how to avoid side effects by supplementing what you need.  For example b-blockers reduce melatonin and so this hypertensive medication can interfere with sleep.

Healthiest Foods

The World's Healthiest Foods

Essential Guide for the healthiest way of eating. By George Mateljan.  A great book on find and prepare food that has the nutrients you need.

Nutritional Medicine

Nutritional Medicine

Written by Alan R. Gaby MD, Nutritional Medicine is an expensive heavy book that has published studies on vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other supplements.

Solution Broken Healing

The Ultramind Solution

The simple way to defeat depression, overcome anxiety and sharpen your mind by Mark Hyman, MD.  A guide to the chemical imbalances the brain has and how to treat those imbalances with supplements, food, and exercise.

Change Your Brain

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

The breakthrough program on conquering anxiety, depression, obsessiveness, anger, and impulsiveness by Daniel Amen MD. Amen has a series of books that discuss brain types and how we are predisposed to certain brain problems and how to treat and prevent problems with nutrition and supplements.