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30 08, 2013

Pros and cons of taking L-glutamine and alpha lipoic acid

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You can't see behind the scenes into my email in-box, but if you could you would find the same backlash defending alpha lipoic acid (ALA)  that you can read in several comments following yesterday's post.  L-glutamine is also used to help minimize peripheral neuropathy symptoms.  It appears on my list, too.  Both  of these powerful

24 08, 2013

Foods and supplements myeloma patients should avoid (Part One)

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In my ongoing series, Alternative/complimentary medicine for myeloma patients,  I have been focusing on foods and supplements we should consume.  Now how about a few to avoid. This list is more controversial than the others.  The science behind some of these contraindicated foods and supplements is lab based; there's no live human studies to support

25 06, 2013

Peripheral neuropathy? Dr. Berenson recommends alpha lipoic acid

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Don Baylor wasn't the only prominent guest on our Blog Talk Radio panel Thursday evening.  Myeloma specialist, Dr. James Berenson, joined-in and gave his two cents worth, too. I mentioned this weekend that Dr. Berenson assertively stated there is no solid evidence in medical literature supporting the claim that stress is bad for a cancer

25 08, 2012

Alpha Lipoic Acid not good for myeloma patients

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Alpha lipoic acid is one of the best--if not the best--anti-neuropathy supplements available.  Velcade (bortezomib) causes peripheral neuropathy (PN) in most patients that use it. So understandably, many cancer centers that treat multiple myeloma are recommending patients take alpha lipoic acid (ALA) to help minimize Velcade induced PN. But apparently, alpha lipoic acid shouldn't be

20 04, 2010

More Suggestions To Help Reduce Effects Of Peripheral Neuropathy

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I recieved this e-mail list of anti-neuropathy supplements from a multiple myeloma patient in Maine yesterday:- Vitamin B12, 1,000 mg.- Vitamin Super B-Complex 1 QD- Vitamin E, 400 I.U.- Vitamin D-3, 400 I.U.- Triple Strength Glucosomine Chondroitin- Odorless Garlic, Cap. 1,000 mg.- Folic Acid, 800 mcg.- Alpha Lipoic Acid, 200 mg.- Calcium, 600 mg. (w/Vit. D)He takes

19 04, 2010

Multiple Myeloma Patients Should Beware Of Supplement Use While Taking Velcade

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I recieved an e-mail today from a multiple myeloma patient who learned she shouldn't take alpha lipoic acid--a commonly recommended supplement to help control peripheral neuropathy--while taking Velcade.  She included a link to a study, presented at last December's ASH meetings in New Orleans, about the conflict.  Here are the researcher's conclusions:Conclusions: Our data suggest that ALA has

16 02, 2010

More Anti-Neuropathy Tips From Multiple Myeloma Patients For Multiple Myeloma Patients

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I have been exchanging e-mails with a fellow multiple myeloma patient, Jim, about the symptoms of neuropathy and how to improve them.  Here is one of his recent e-mails with real world advice for those of us who suffer from--or are trying to prevent PN:Pat,Thanks for getting back to me. I am sure you probably know

4 01, 2010

Patient Suggestions To Help Neuropathy Symtoms

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I have been e-mailing with a number of myeloma patients recently about ideas to help improve peripheral neuropathy (PN) symptoms.  Several e-mailed back with suggestions that might help:1)  Metanx, a prescription strength vitamin B complex.  Staff at Little Rock, Arkansas sometimes prescribe it 2x daily (can be taken 3x daily) in combination with Lyrica and