Hi, on the recommendation of someone on here (sorry, can’t remember who it was now!) who was told to try it by their neurologist, I’ve been experimenting with Alpha-Lipoic Acid. I’ve had mixed results, which of course are being compounded by cold winter weather here in Scotland.
I got a steep drop in ‘sensitivity’. My sensitivity is a general sensation like my teeth are sensitive to any temperature changes (or sweet tastes) and it feels a pretty much like bad normal dental sensitivity, but I wasn’t having many shocks at the time. I thought this was very good improvement until I noticed that I was getting one or two almost-shocks a day, including some with after-shocks (where the shock effect effectively ripples down with many little shocks). I put this down to a side effect of the nerve - perhaps! - repairing itself. However, as time has gone on these shocks are getting worse, and perilously close to the old-school shocks I had when I first developed the condition. It’s very depressing.
Of course, I’ve complicated the issue because at the same time I’ve lowered how often I am getting B12 injections. I was trying to get away from those, just to see if they actually make a difference. I’ve got them down to every 6 weeks (from 4) but these new shocks are making me rethink the idea and I’m going to go back up to every 4 weeks for a while to see if it makes a difference. Plus, of course, the weather is really cold just now so it’s playing its part too.
Anyone else used ALA? If so how did you find its effect on your pain/shock pattern? Anything similar to mine? Did that change or improve with time? I’d be interested to hear anyone’s experience with ALA, just for comparison. I take 1 X 600mg tablet a day at present. Thanks!