Hi fellow San Diego Countier…
I remember when I have gone on safari’s to Africa, quinine was used for Malaria.
What difference does it make, if your doctor prescribes quinine for Nate, quinine under the possibility that Nate has Malaria, (of course not being true), or if he prescribed it for muscle spasms, that you say the FDA is cancelling the use of quinine for.
Perhaps your doctor can prescribe a “little white lie”…lol.
At the moment, I am also dealing with very bad muscle spasms, especially in the temple/eyes/face areas, and legs. I had been on Felxeril 10mg three times daily for the past 3 years, which had been working well. But now, no longer. I asked my doctor if perhaps my body had gotten too use to it, and he told me no, it was the progression of the disease. So, he said the Flexeril dose was at it’s highest, so added Valium 2mg to be taken with the Flexeril each time through the day.
I have been on that for about 1 week–so far so good. I have anemia with the CIDP fatigue, so I am tired anyways through the day. But the two meds together have not made me any more tired than usual.
I tried getting Nate to drink tonic water with powdered drink mix for flavor but he couldn’t handle it so I asked his orthopedic about capsules. Nate’s orthopedic doc says Quinine is one of the oldest and best rememdies for muscle spasms. It amazes me that if it works so well, why would the FDA not just leave it alone.
Next they will be trying to prevent us from getting vitamins.
Where do you get that? I checked GNC and the guy had never even heard of Quinine.
I haven’t had time to check the others out though.
In Socal, we have Great Earth, Vitamin Shoppe, and some small independent stores.
If anyone knows any of them having Quinine, let me know please.
I’d like to get some for Nate’s muscle spasms.
He tried Tonic Water but couldn’t handle the taste.