This will probably be brief, but I don't want to hit everyone with a pile of info later.
I have done some preliminary testing with each of the four that I have mentioned and I have added a fifth. I have identified some problems with some of these but I think that they will be specific to me, as I willl explain.
As I have mentioned before, Conducter71 (Laura) and I share a special problem that probably is coincidence but which gets in the way of my alchemy. It is a tendency for the potassium in my blood to run and hide in the nearest cell when it is startled by things like insulin. Insulin triggers a similar process which moves glucose the same way. If you want detail try wikipedia for "hypokalemic periodic paralysis."m looking at
The problem is that some of these things that cause a similar action
take them all by boosting the action of the tiny pumps that are responsible for all the excitement.
Unfortunately, I keep running across the effect on the potassium shift when the pumps are energized by the ATPase. All four of my original choices seem to work well and I hope that someone will pick up the torch on these. It already looks like creatine is a winner when handled properly. And L-Acetyl-Carnitine with lipoic acid added looks good. NAC has a lot of advantages, too. So, you may actually want to take all of them.
(I wrote all the above, hit a key, and "POOF!" everything was scrambled. It took awhile but I think it is strightened out. But beware!)
So, bottom line, if we are to know details on these then one of you has to take the ball.
Which brings me to No 5. I went looking for things that *inhibit* ATPase, figuring that that might be the ticket. I suppose that I shouldn't be too surprised. It turns up everywhere we look seemingly.
Turmeric does the trick and quite well if I judge by the last two days.
My time to first "ON" this mornng was 30 minutes, about half what it was a wek ago. I stood up from my bed on my first try and made it though the darkened house with minimal problems. I slept the night through last night. I took one capsule of a turmeric extract which claimed to have the equivallent of seven grams within. That lasted me about 12 hours. Some minor dyskinesia lasting about an hour. Muscles still feel strong. Looking good!!
Born in 1953, 1st symptoms and misdiagnosed as essential tremor in 1992. Dx with PD in 2000.
Currently (2011) taking 200/50 Sinemet CR 8 times a day + 10/100 Sinemet 3 times a day. Functional 90% of waking day but fragile. Failure at exercise but still trying. Constantly experimenting. Beta blocker and ACE inhibitor at present. Currently (01/2013) taking ldopa/carbadopa 200/50 CR six times a day + 10/100 form 3 times daily. Functional 90% of day. Update 04/2013: L/C 200/50 8x; Beta Blocker; ACE Inhib; Ginger; Turmeric; Creatine; Magnesium; Potassium. Doing well.