How’s it going?

May 6, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Hope this post finds you feeling better. I had my NCV yesterday and the gist of it was that there was no evidence of any severe demylination. The doctor was incredibly thorough and knowledgeable and he assured me that this should all pass in time as the F-wave test, which shows conduction to and from the nerve roots along the spine, was really quite normal. I am still having some issues and definitely have gatroparesis as a result of this (loss of autonomic nerve function) but this is probably due to the fact that I am 24 years diabetic and it exacerbated underlying neuropathies that might have taken years more to really show themselves. The real reason I am writing is that if you remember about a month ago I was telling you I was going to try Resveratrol on the recommendation of several immunologists. I ordered a supplement (which was recommended by the scientist who discovered resveratrol, no company affiliation, and with whom my cousin works at Harvard) and although it might be anecdotal and coincide with healing that is already going on, I have seen a marked difference in how I feel after about 4 weeks of taking it. I don’t tingle at all any more, my strength is returning, the fatigue is diminshing (although all of this comes and goes in waves) and I feel generally better. If you are interested in trying it, the product is called Longevinex
I didn’t want to tell you to try it until I had taken it for some time to test it. It is fairly expensive (120.00 for a 4 month supply, 1 capsule a day, so about a dollar a capsule), but it has done the most for how I feel. It is a much more potent anti-inflammatory than naproxen or ibuprofen etc… and I didn’t see any lasting effect with those, just temporary. Remember it falls under the category of nutriceuticals, so it is not FDA regulated, but I researched this one fairly heavily and I have several friends who take it as a regular supplement and have done so much longer than me with no adverse side effects. It is simply a compound found in grape skins (the whole French red wine paradox comes from this). I hope you are feeling better and you are in my thoughts. Let me know if you decide to give this a try and we can compare notes. 🙂
Take care,