Has anyone tried sodium dichloroacetate?
I took my first sodium dichloroacetate 200 mg oral dose yesterday. It seemed to make me sleepy for a few hours (increased fatigue is apparently one of the side effects of DCA), rather than boosting energy.
Then today I noticed I felt a bit depressed (another side effect of DCA). But I did not feel depressed yesterday while taking DCA, so this depression could just be a coincidence (since I get depression which comes and goes).
I am not going to take any DCA today, but may try again tomorrow, perhaps with 300 mg.
DCA has unusual half life characteristics: when you first take it, the half life is less than 1 hour, but DCA possesses some unknown mechanism by which it inhibits its own metabolism and elimination, so with continued use, the half life goes up to several hours (ref: here).