Supplement combination/effectiveness

Posted by wisfloj @wisfloj, Fri, Sep 27 6:21am

Ergomax brand PEA was working so well after 9 weeks of 1200 mg. Per day, thought I was 'cured'. Pain and burning was rare and brief! Then…it comes back. Who would one go to in order to find out if supplements are cancelling each other, overkill in combination taken etc.? I take alpha lipoic acid in the R-ala form, acetyl L carnitine, turmeric and B12. Continuing with PEA since I stocked up! Medical doctors? doubt it, health food stores? Probably sell you more stuff! How do you find a chemist or biologist perhaps? Thanks for any advice.

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Great question! One that rolls through my mind often. I recently called a local health and wellness Dr who specializes in holistic medicines. I knew his family and someone who went to him. Quite knowledgeable however, insurance won't cover him and he charges $350 for initial visit, $250 for 2nd then $85 for maintenance visits. My Neuro mentioned a Chinese Eastern Medicine Dr, same scenario. Can't afford. So, that leaves me to the internet and you folks to obtain my knowledge.

Funny, I'm independently following a supplement protocol that John Bishop recommended. My Neuro only recommended 3 out of the multiple supplements in the protocol and basically won't endorse beyond what medical conclusions or proof is out there. It's really frustrating when all we are trying to do is help ourselves, slow progression, find some relief.

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By the way, your PEA info was helpful to me. I read the goal is to take oral and topical cream. Are you using both?

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@wisfloj – Sometimes your local pharmacist can be a valuable resouce since they are knowledgeable on drug/supplement interaction. Might be interesting to ask a few different ones the same question.

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@johnbishop

@wisfloj – Sometimes your local pharmacist can be a valuable resouce since they are knowledgeable on drug/supplement interaction. Might be interesting to ask a few different ones the same question.

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There is also a drug interaction checker through WebMD that includes supplements.

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@rwinney

There is also a drug interaction checker through WebMD that includes supplements.

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We must be self sufficient at the end of the day!

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@rwinney

There is also a drug interaction checker through WebMD that includes supplements.

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I use the side effects and interaction checker through WebMD but sometimes like a real person to verify what I've read ☺ …but that's just me when my glass is half full.

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@johnbishop

I use the side effects and interaction checker through WebMD but sometimes like a real person to verify what I've read ☺ …but that's just me when my glass is half full.

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Totally agree.

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@rwinney

By the way, your PEA info was helpful to me. I read the goal is to take oral and topical cream. Are you using both?

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Oral only, 400 mg capsules with each meal, took longer than typically predicted but I felt it really helped, now 'somewhat,

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Great ideas! Thanks so much

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@wisfloj

Oral only, 400 mg capsules with each meal, took longer than typically predicted but I felt it really helped, now 'somewhat,

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Ok. Good to know.
Thanks!

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@wisfloj
I, too, take PEA daily, and there are some weeks when I wonder if it's working… then it kicks back in (for whatever reason). I have read, btw, that acetyl L carnitine is not recommended for neuropathy, and I, personally, found that turmeric seems to initiate a rebound. Has your doctor tested for your B-12 level? Again, I personally do not recommend taking any vitamins unless a blood test shows a deficiency.

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@wisfloj
I, too, take PEA daily, and there are some weeks when I wonder if it's working… then it kicks back in (for whatever reason). I have read, btw, that acetyl L carnitine is not recommended for neuropathy, and I, personally, found that turmeric seems to initiate a rebound. Has your doctor tested for your B-12 level? Again, I personally do not recommend taking any vitamins unless a blood test shows a deficiency.

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Hmmmm I read ALCAR was good for PN 🤔 when I ran out of it the pain came back and I thought that was the reason, so I started back up on it. I’ve been on turmeric for years. And yes I do need B12 -tested low and took too much and tested high, now I take less and tested mid-range. Well back to more research I guess. Thanks for encouraging me to stick with the PEA!

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@wisfloj

Hmmmm I read ALCAR was good for PN 🤔 when I ran out of it the pain came back and I thought that was the reason, so I started back up on it. I’ve been on turmeric for years. And yes I do need B12 -tested low and took too much and tested high, now I take less and tested mid-range. Well back to more research I guess. Thanks for encouraging me to stick with the PEA!

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@wisfloj
See the Risks section at
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/acetyl-l-carnitine-uses-risks#1
where it counsels that acetyl-l-carnitine is not recommended for those with neuropathy.

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@elizm

@wisfloj
See the Risks section at
https://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/acetyl-l-carnitine-uses-risks#1
where it counsels that acetyl-l-carnitine is not recommended for those with neuropathy.

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Interesting, right? My Neurologist recommended acetyl L carnatine as well and I have alot of questions for him next week on supplement protocols.

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@rwinney

Interesting, right? My Neurologist recommended acetyl L carnatine as well and I have alot of questions for him next week on supplement protocols.

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Rwinney-please post any supplement information after your appointment. Not only is it the supplement, but then it is how much? What brand or type of formula? Etc. Like alpha lipoic acid-my research led me to only take the R component. PEA- is micronized really better or no real difference? And Like drug side effect commercials, “ may cause diarrhea or constipation, sleepiness or sleeplessness. Oh, what to do…

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