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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALPHA-LIPOIC ACID).

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Reason for taking: Other
5/23/2013 9:31:48 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Three years ago, I was diagnosed with CIDP and suffered moderate to severe nerve damage all over my body, but especially in my legs. Last fall, I found a doctor who prescribed Alpha Lipoic Acid in a 1200 mg/day dose, which is very high. Within a week of beginning ALA, I was experiencing fewer incidents of neuropathy and found that I could walk a greater distance without pain. (With CIDP, if you c ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
2/23/2013 1:33:12 AM

Reviewer: Irish Eyes, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My neurologist has me taking 1200mg per day - says it's the latest treatment to improve symptoms for Parkinson's Disease. Have not noticed any improvement. Hard to find 600mg caps, so end up taking 3@200mg 2x day. (Caps the size of horse pills!)

Reason for taking: Other
10/8/2011 5:26:56 AM

Reviewer: Greatful, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
i have poly cystic ovarian syndrome, which usually comes along side insulin resistance. so i thought id try ala since it works similar to metformin but has no side effects. i take 100mg regularly, and have done for over a year and can definitly say it helped! i did feel a bit sick when i first took it but it was just a mild nausia, so i beleive it was just my body getting used to a different chemi ... Show Full Comment

Reason for taking: Other
6/29/2011 1:11:18 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Consumer)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I started with 100 mg and, after a year, upped it to 200 mg. I take with others like folic acid, zinc, selenium etc and am happy with the treatment. Start with low dose.

Reason for taking: Other
6/15/2011 11:55:28 PM

Reviewer:

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
terrible. it made me feel worse. would not recommend.

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