Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Ember, May 4, 2012.
May 4, 2012
Co-Q 10 and carnitine supplements are prescribable supplements in the uk.
Fish oils, if the correct type, have been proven scientifically to treat mild depression and to stave off Alzheimer's and other degenerative brain disorders.
Having said that, I'm not remotely convinced by Teitelbaum.
This really IS a big problem - one where only big (p)Harmaceutical companies and lawyers will win.
Is carnitine prescribe-able on the NHS? how?
For (recognised) mitochondrial disorders. ME isn't considered to be one though.
I've a friend with FMS who has to take drugs which actually reduce carnitine levels, he's an awful lot better when he takes it, but his gp scoffed at the idea of prescribing it to him.
Statins reduce Co-Q-10, another prescribable supplement for folk with mitochondrial disorders, again, not prescribed to folk who do need to take it because of the statins.
I have FMS too. Which drugs are he on that reduce it? Hope you don't mind me asking.
I don't take statins, but used to have co q 10 on the nhs. I stopped taking it though as it was a less powerful form.
He's on an unusual antidepressant which does it. I'm sorry, I don't know which one it is.
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