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Medication For Fatigue

Medication For Fatigue

What do you guys use to help you fight your fatigue? What helps vs what doesn't? I haven't found any one thing that really helps as I'd like it to

posted about 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I take Amantadine twice a day and it works great. I tried Provigil but it made me crash hours later...

posted over 4 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

When you're looking for non-medical solutions to help you get through fatigue and brain fog your best choices are basic, non-exotic choices.
- A good B Complex tablet a day that supplies 50 to 100mg of all the B vitamins will help, especially if you are vegetarian or have digestion problems where you avoid grain products.
- B12 as sublingual tablets of at least 1,000 mcg to 5,000 mcg per tab twice a day helps many of us to think a little better. You want to take B12 in the form of Methylcobalamin which is easily used and quickly absorbed by the body. Tablets that have to be swallowed do not work as well for us because of slowed transit time from stomach to upper intestines.
I take 5,000 mcgs Methylcobalamin per day becuase of brain shrinkage seen on my MRIs. MS can cause this shrinkage and I've found that my ability to understand math and work out creative designs is greatly improved with the addition of sublingual B12.
- D3 has been suggested by many scientific journals for MS patients. I have been on 5,000 iUs of D3 as Cholecalciferol (the same D vitamin that our bodies make from sunlight) for over 7 years with very noticeable improvement in muscle energy.

Although one poster here has had some affect from Royal Jelly there is no evidence that it does humans any good. It is secreted by bees as food for the Queen and to turn larvae into Queen Bees. The elements found in this secretion is so minute that you're better off buying B vitamins rather than "Bee vitamins".

Other vitamin that may help your energy level (and as with all of these suggestions you have to experiment) :
- Vitamin C 1,000 mg - "EmergenC" is a great product, just mix 1 powder pack with water. The Sports versions include electrolytes which can help in summer heat.

For excellent advice on the use of herbs and vitamins go to DrWeil.com
I get all my supplements from an online supplier with the best prices anywhere : Vitacost.com

My knowledge of herbs, folk remedies and supplements was gleaned over the years from experts in the field and by asking a lot of questions as I sought alternative ways to stay healthy and energized during my music career. I was also blessed to have Dr. Henry Heimlich and his late wife as good friends. They have been a fountain of knowledge that I am forever grateful for.

posted about 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

It is good to know other people need help with fatigue.

posted about 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

provigil..now that its available in generic form, much less expensive. I couldn't work, when I did, without it. I took 400 mg a day.

posted about 8 years ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

I have cut out gluten and dairy and try to eat heslthy, take supplements. I have found that Matcha green tea powder has helped get me through the work day. 1/2 teaspoon in cup of hot water around 8:30 in morning. Helps with focus and mental clarity, is loaded with antioxidents. It is 35% caffiene but is said to be released slowly throughout the day unlike coffee.

posted about 8 years ago
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