Originally Posted by Nervous1
Dr S/ Mrs D,
I began taking Doctors Best R Alpha Lipoic Acid @ 100mg a couple of weeks ago then slowly titrated my way up to 200, 300 and now today at 600mg. I really did not notice any difference until today when I started taking 200mg 3 times daily spread out at a minimum of 4 hours apart. (Read you should somewhere or bad things can happen?)
So far I have noticed improvement in pain and burning in my feet. I know it is too soon to tell, maybe I am in the honeymoon phase or just having a good day, but this is the most hope I have had since this treachery started 8 months ago. I am going to have to ask my doctor to help me closely monitor my blood sugar to make sure it does not drop too low. But I am hopeful right now
I will post again in a few days...
R Lipoic Acid seems to still be helping, but still have good days and bad days.
I was also trying acupuncture at the same time, so may have been a melding of the two that made my feet felt so good.
Acupuncture is very expensive, and if it lasted for more that a few days, I would consider mortgaging the farm and continuing with it. But, it definitely gave me my gait back.
May have to try it again???