Nerve Regeneration Supplements?
Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:14 AM
I met a man a few years back with Transverse Myelitis, same as I have, and he was able to walk around for the most part, except on bad days when he used a cane. He swore the cure to his recovery was this immune system liquid that tasted like candy canes. (that's all I remember about it) I was wondering... it's been a couple years since I bothered taking anything more than a multivitamin. Has anyone used or tried anything that has helped with anything related to their SCI? Bladder control, spasm control (aside from baclofen), energy? I was googling some supplements I may try in the future after I talk to a pharmacist, like Trimethylglycine and Octacosanol. I'd seen them mentioned in a couple articles about nerve regeneration, but anything that would simply make me feel better would be wonderful. I'll take nerve regeneration if I can get it, but ... probably not likely. =) Any recommendations?
Posted 29 December 2009 - 01:38 AM
Posted 30 December 2009 - 02:15 AM
I try to explain to people that feeling and sensation are 2 totally different things, for lack of better words to try to describe. What I do feel is the numb tingling in my bottocks from sitting on it all day that uncomfortable asleep pins and needles feeling. My daughter is so excited when I "feel" or move but I try to explain to her that I don't want to regain if it isn't going to do me any good. To achieve more regeneration is simply to be more uncomfortable sitting in my chair and perhaps cathing.
All I'm saying is be careful what you wish for. And again, there must be a point when regeneration does lead to recovery. I guess that I need a doctor to explain that.
**Life is indescriminate in it's suffering.
***"Worry looks around, sorry looks back, faith looks up."
Posted 30 December 2009 - 05:08 AM
Posted 30 December 2009 - 06:55 AM
You would be only the 4th person I know that had TM. E-dog would b number 3 (though he seems more like a number 2), then multiple gimplympic gold medalist Ross Norton, and I'm number 1! Cus I rock! Guitar hero told me so
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Posted 30 December 2009 - 03:10 PM
That's quite a list! I got a magazine in the mail, which is what started this whole supplement thing, and they have really cheap stuff compared to Rite Aid or other drug stores. I went to a acupuncturist a couple years back and actually tried that chinese herb as a tea. UGH, it's not tasty, but it made me super immune to the flu that one year. Everyone around me had it, and had it bad, but I was feeling great... maybe I'll try searching for that one again too.
Take Omega Rich Fish Oil, Superior Calcium Formula which contains Glucosamine and Magnesium and other minerals, Cranberry with Vitamin C capsules, 4-AP, and a chinese herb called "Tian Ma Du Zhong Wan" recommended by Neuro-Acupuncturist. (do acupuncture twice a week) Also, participate in an intense exercise program 3 hours/day, 4 times a week. Do lots of electrical stimulation (FES bike, TENS unit, BioNess)
Blue M&M's.... I like supplements like that =)
Thanks for the recommendation guys. I'm motivated to go for a walk in my walker and chug some tea this morning.