Originally Posted by uma_anne
I totally forgot that I have a bottle at home. I haven't been consistent about taking it but I should give it a shot.
I always had mixed feelings about the impact of ALA. My impression, having gone off, on, off, on...is that is done has some impact, although people, including myself, would hope it has a very visible effect over night. It doesn't, but I do believe it makes a difference.
As for your current bout with higher levels, every so often, maybe 2 or 3 times a year, my levels go up and sometimes for several weeks. I used to freak out, thinking, OMG, it's getting worst....Then for some reason, maybe a few weeks later, things come back to the way they were. No other symptoms, infections...that's just the weirdness of this condition.
That goes for the burning as well.
So when things seem like they are getting worst, I put the meter away, eat properly, exercise and re-check two or three weeks later. It has worked several times.
In May, I was working out a lot, my levels were very good. I slowed down on the training and my pre-meal numbers all went up about 20 points, morning, pre-lunch and pre-dinner. I restarted to exercise, no effect. Then about 3 weeks later, they were all normal again, without any real change in diet or exercise. Just weird.
While it's hard not to worry about these things, sometimes you just need to do what's right and things will just work themselves out.