Originally Posted by chaines
Good Morning LasVegasGirl,
I too started 600mg of Alpha Lipoic Acid and 1000mg of Acetly L-Cartine once daily. The Alpha in the morning and the Acetyl in the evening. Both supplements were started on the same day so I'm unsure of which one is helping most. They are helping though!
One negative side effect was that I felt so much better that I went out on a short hike with my dogs (for the first time in 2 years). Now I've been in serious pain for the past 4 days. It was awesome to get outside and enjoy life a little more but I need to keep to my limits.
These two supplements are a great addition to my prescription meds and make life a little less burny on the legs.
So glad you were up to getting out. While you over did it, I bet it was well worth it anyway
You will just have to take it down a notch and see how much you can handle. But yes, it sure feels great to be outside with the pooches.
I have a Doberman who is only four years old. I used to take him for 2 mile walks every night. Now I can't but at least we live on 3/4 acre property and he has me outside every night throwing his ball for him. Plus, I have 3 huge walk-in bird avairies and a Barbados ram that need daily attention twice a day. So I am outside in the morning and evenings no matter how bad I feel. We also have four cats, miniature macaw and a water turtle. They all don't understand illness and keep me busy. Sometimes, I think I can't care for them anymore but then I think they are really my main enjoyment in life and would miss them if they were gone.
Try to keep doing the things you once loved to do even if it is driving them somewhere to run on their own and you watch. I take my dog out to the desert for short walks and sometimes let him off his leash to chase rabbits. Not as often as I used to but we do wonder out on occassion.
I am not taking the L-cartine but know the L-alpha Lipoic helps with the burning. Thanks to Mr. Aussie here. He will hopefully let us know his thoughts on the L-cartine. I was thinking of adding that one too.