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Old 07-19-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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your opinion/advice on taking creatine and COQ10.

Hello there all and Michigani just wondered if you could give me your opinion/advice on taking creatine and COQ10.
Have you/do you?
and has either been any help?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 07-19-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
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Re: question for Michigani and anyones elses thoughts appreciated

Hi

I used creatine about a year after I was diagnosed. This was about 18 years ago. At that stage the effects of MD just started and a dr recommended that I try creatine.

For me (could be different for you) it had no effect whatsoever (none that I could physically feel) and after using it for 6 months stopped

But like I said it could be different for you

Maybe just try it for a month and see for yourself if it works for you

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Old 07-21-2011, 03:35 PM   #3
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I have tried both, and can recommend both! The CoQ10 gives you energy, and the creatine, at least for me, offered a slight but noticeable increase in strength and stamina. Right now I am not taking either, but will ask me neuro about adding them in next time I see him. I am just on a huge cocktail of other drugs, and do not want any ugly interactions to show up :-)

 
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Thanks for that Mandy and NP74. Can I ask NP74 was the creatine in a powder form or a tablet? which would you recommend? THANK YOU H xx

 
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I tired both kinds and don't prefer one over the other. You should be able to go to a local nutrion store, and they will be able to help out. It is a jungle, and I chose to go with the purest kind. However, I have since then read that nitric oxide could be even better, and you can get some powders that combine the two. Do speak to your Dr first to make sure it is OK, both can increase heartrate etc.

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Old 07-25-2011, 11:23 AM   #6
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Re: your opinion/advice on taking creatine and COQ10.

I've taken CoQ10 for years and kept a diary for my doctor. I took 400mg each morning and 800-1000mg dose if I went out somewhere that I anticipated getting tired. It helped.

The affect only lasts about 4 hours according to my doctor.

Since starting my albuterol I've reduced the morning dose to 200mg. I know it's expensive. I buy it online from any of the 3 or 4 cookie-cutter corner pharmacies. I always can find it buy-one-get-one free. It's the only way I'll get it. And often when it arrives the bottles have 25% more free. So you can sometimes manage to get 250% for the price of one bottle.

I always felt that it helped me with energy. This seems to vary from patient to patient. Creatine didn't seem to do as much for me. I'm not beyond believing that some of it could be mental, i.e. a placebo affect.

It is a known fact that CoQ10 is good for your heart, a very nice bonus if you're taking it for MD energy issues.

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Old 07-30-2011, 11:19 AM   #7
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Re: your opinion/advice on taking creatine and COQ10.

Michigani, thanks for your insight on CoQ10. I'm new here but am currently looking into vitamin E, Selenium and CoQ10.

Every little bit of feedback and personal results helps.

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Old 07-30-2011, 03:15 PM   #8
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Re: your opinion/advice on taking creatine and COQ10.

Welcome C from one newbie to another all of these people here are great and it is so nice not to feel so alone anymore and there are people out there you can connect with who UNDERSTAND.

I too looked into those 3 things just two months ago and had blood tests for them all but the Vit e and selenium all came back ok so the dr suggested i didn't need those but the coq10 (which was also ok) I have kept on with now for 2 months and I think there is a slight improvement that i don't get so tired. but i had been taking it in the evening but a couple of days ago i took it at lunchtime and those days i felt good in the afternoons so maybe i was feeling the benefits from it rather than in the pm when i just sat around anyway? So I am now going to try taking it at breakfast time.

Previous blood test have shown I am deficient in creatine, but i haven't yet found this in the chemist so a still looking into that.
Anyway keep in touch everybody and thank you. Hxx

 
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Re: your opinion/advice on taking creatine and COQ10.

Thanks for the welcome 2807. I know what it feels like to be understood. My sister and I have bounced information off of each other for years and it's just one more reason I love her like I do.

Interesting that you mention the benefits of the CoQ10 and how long it lasts. Michigani's doctor's comment may hold some truth with you too (the 4 hour comment).

Onward and upward from here I say.

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Old 02-06-2012, 03:45 AM   #10
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Re: your opinion/advice on taking creatine and COQ10.

I have been taking a heaping tablespoon daily for the past 5 years and it works for me. My Neurologist is young and up on what combos work etc . And I trust him. Check with your Dr . It can be purchased in health food stores.
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