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acetyl l-carnitine - anybody tried this?

PostPosted: Fri Apr 11, 2014 5:48 pm
by edgarjavids
Hi guys,

I've been suffering from fibromyalgia for 2 years now but have only been diagnosed 2 weeks ago. I'm a 27 year old pharmacist who is on his feet and thinking for 9 and a half hours a day. I have only missed 2 days off work in the past year and I honestly don't know how do it. Meditation and positive thinking has helped but the not knowing what it was for 2 years has lead to me developing health anxiety. I'm working on this through meditation.

I started taking Acetyl L-Carnitine this morning after doing some research into its use in fibromyalgia. I'm fatigued most days so I welcomed the ridiculous amount of energy I had after the first dose. It finally felt like something was flying me through the day instead of me dragging my body through the day. However, I have felt a headache all day and my mind has raced quite a bit. Maybe it's because I am not used to being so alert as I have been so tired for years.

I would like to hear from anyone who has experience with this supplement. How did it go for you? I'm a bit worried that I may not sleep tonight. I have only had one dose of 500mg at 8am this morning and still feel quite alert. Does the side effect of headache subside? Do you become tolerant to the dose and have to increase over tome? The studies suggest 500mg three times a day but man I would be flying to the moon on that regimen!

Jav

Re: acetyl l-carnitine - anybody tried this?

PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2014 6:02 pm
by denys
Did you get it prescribed and if so have you looked at the warning leaflet that comes with it :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: :?: If you havent I would seriously wait till you have discussed it with your doc, it could be a side effect that may settle down, but just as likely is the possibility that it isn't and it is causing problems.

I personally wouldnt recommend it as although its a naturally occuring amino acid the dosages required may have unwanted effects on the body and all the literature seems to point to it being used to help in nerve/neuropathic pain which FM is not