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CoQ10 -- Results? Side Effects?

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by joejack102, Nov 29, 2017.

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Have you used CoQ10? And, was it beneficial?

  1. Yes, and It was beneficial for me!

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  2. Yes, and it was NOT worth it (side effects, ineffective, etc)!

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  3. No, I've never used it.

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  1. joejack102

    joejack102

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    Have you used CoQ10? What dose? What were you results? How long did you take it? What did you notice? Did you experience any side effects or adverse reactions? Thanks!
     
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  2. Diwi9

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    I've taken it daily for almost a year, I've never noticed a positive or negative...but my doctor says to take it, so I do. To be honest, the only supplements other than Equlibrant that have had any noticeable effect for me are amino acids. Prescription medications have helped too (LDN, Desmopressin, anti-histamines).
     
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  3. pattismith

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    I took up to 400 mg/day, and it helps with energy and muscles, but I am currently lowering the dose because of loose stools and headaches (the two are known side effects, so possibly related to it's use/or maybe from another supplement or problem)
     
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  4. E.man

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    Used to take it with a few other things. Can't remember what they were but it kept me standing. Stopped when I moved and changed medic years ago.
    Just started again but the list of side effects looks like a lot of symptoms I get already. Don't want to make them even worse!
     
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  5. notmyself

    notmyself Senior Member

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    for me..increase energy,side efects: worsen insomnia and loose and frequent stools
     
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  6. pamojja

    pamojja Senior Member

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    Have an unique experience with CoQ10. Years ago I always got angina-like chest pains when under physical or mental stress. Then due to a PAD (peripheral arterial disease) I started to supplement comprehensively. Thereby with time found out that daily doses above 160 mg of Ubiqunone these chest-pain never occurred. Half that dose of Ubiquinol has the same effect in my case.

    On a vacation to a high-carb country I temporarily used Metformin against pre-diabetes (at home easily controlled with diet), and these pains came back. Later found out Metformin does not only reduce serum B9 + B12, but CoQ10 also. Only bad side from this long-term use at that dose is, that now - whenever I drop the dose below 160mg - the chest-pains are back. Now also without any apparent stress. Addicted :)
     
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  7. PatJ

    PatJ far and free I gaze

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    I avoid CoQ10 because it lowers my already-too-low blood pressure.
     
  8. heapsreal

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    I use it because theres research showing its low in cfsers plus its a good antioxidant and if mitochondrial issues are involved in cfs then it may help.

    I take 200mg a day. I found higher doses 800mg and up energizing but tolerance to this dose occurs, so i stick with 200mg and jack the dose up once in awhile when i need the extra boost. Maybe some nadh and caffeine which i think mito supps can help support.
     
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  9. joejack102

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    I’m getting a significant chronic headache only a couple days in. Do you or does anyone know whether using the Ubiquinol form instead has this side effect too, or not?
     
  10. BadBadBear

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    Zero effect for me, I have done trials with Ubiquinol and CoQ10 a few times.
     
  11. pattismith

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    I only use Ubiquinol and get headache as a side effect. (I'm very sensitive and get very easily headache from all sort of drugs and supplement).
     
  12. ChrisD

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    I've used CoQ10 on and off for month long periods at a time and am undoubtedly better (more sustained energy, improved recovery from PEM) when I am taking it daily and particularly in higher doses
     
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  13. lnester7

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    Brand does make a difference. So be careful with that. I do well with 800mg twice a day. But stick to 400mg twice a day due to cost. If I could afford it I would up as much as I can, I feel quite normal on it. I do better on COQ10 than ubiquinol as I have read others do also, so I think plp have to try both and see what works best for them. But if it will work for you, you will know a few minutes later (with right dosage).
     
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