There has been many claims about the use of Omega-3 fish oil. Some of it was exaggerated (as a cure for cancer) and some of it was not (heart-healthy). But, other Wegener's Granulomatosis patients have used this supplement to good effect. So I am going to tell you my story of using this product.
About two years ago, my inflammation markers for this disease were high. At one point the markers were at 80 and higher. My doctor wasn't sure if it was because my blood was changing shape from the use of cytoxan or that the cytoxan was not holding the inflammation from the disesase.
Just a little note about Wegener's Granulomatosis. It is an inflammatory disease. It is also an auto-immune disease. So in laymen's terms, this disease causes the autobodies in the body to attack the blood vessels, causing inflammation (or making the blood vessels close up). It is a systemic disease meaning that all the organs can eventually get involved with this disease, which leads to death.
The normal treatment for this disease is chemo (small amounts) and prednisone. But, this wasn't working too well for me. So one of my WG discussion group friends told me about the research on fish oil and how it helped reduce inflammation. I began to take 1200 mg of Omega-3 fish oil three times a day.
In a month my inflammation markers dropped dramatically. It really pleased my doctor. Now I take it two times a day. Eventually I will go to one a day.
Anyway, if you are on blood thinners of any type, you should not take this supplement without taking to your doctor.
Also, I am not the only one in my group to have a story about Omega-3. As one of the members of my group says daily "Go Omega-3."
BTW I use fish oil. Others use salmon oil. I have tried both. The inexpensive oil (fish) is as effective as the expensive (salmon) oil.