about supplements and condition
This is a Nederlog of November
This is not a crisis file, and what follows is probably only
interesting to people who have M.E. or an interest in orthomolecular
medicine (<- Wikipedia, and at least a bit biased, in my -
psychologist's - opinion).
There will be a crisis log later today.
This is a brief update on my M.E. and on
the supplements I take, which I changed on November 15 for
several reasons I explain below.
about supplements and condition
The previous update on me + M.E. is in fact from October 30, 2014 (which contains quite a bit of
information, but it is partially in Dutch, and will be only of
interest to people with M.E. or an interest in orthomolecular medicine).
I have continued to take what I described on October 30 until November
15, but changed this considerably the next day.
To start with, here is what I am taking the last few days, each day:
vitamin C: 4
I think - statistics support
me - this makes sense for me. (4 pills)
B: 50 mg or 50 mcg of all:
I take 2 of these
E: 1000 iU
I take 1 of these every day.
(Note this is less than the daily maximum dosage.)
supplements, both vitamins and minerals
I take 2 pills a day (which is fairly much but I have taken more).
I take 2 pills a day, which is more than sufficient
That is it, which means
that I am currently taking 250 mg of most B vitamins, which I did for years
between 1984 and 1992, when this helped considerably, and that I am
also taking considerably more E than before, for which approximately
the same holds. 
The reasons for the change (that may be undone again, possibly quite
soon) are that (i) I have been reading and writing about my vitamin
usage of 1984-1988, that did help me quite a lot, though it never cured
me (and from 1988 till 1992 I did not sleep enough, and all advances
were undone ); (ii) I have from 2010 onwards
learned a lot about medicine and testing which taught me that (a) the testing
of medicines is far less than what I did, while (b) most of the
are only very partially understood (and less well than
vitamins - but these
cannot be patented); while (iii) the first two weeks of November this
year I did not make any more progress, and also was parked on a fairly
low stationary level (whereas I had a bit of progress - not much, but
some - during most months of the last year).
So since I did quite well on large doses of B, C and E from 1984-1988,
indeed also without ever finding a good reason for this fact (but good
reasons are far more rare in medicine than I thought in my more
naive days), I decided on November 15 to change the supplements to the
above, as an experiment to find
out whether this would pick me up some.
The answer is: it did. Not spectacularly, but more than sufficient to
continue the experiment. I have been feeling a bit fitter the last days
than I did the last two weeks, and I will continue with the present
set-up for ten days, and then reconsider, or until I stop feeling
better, in which case I return to the previous program.
A final reason for my decision to switch supplements is that it is
quite possible that one of the supplements I am taking now in strong
doses - VM-75? - but not before, contains something that helps, but
that meanwhile got depleted.
I am sorry I cannot be more definite, but to be more definite is merely pretension - and
since I am not selling anything, I simply stick to the facts.
As I said: I'll take this for 10 days - from Nov 15 - Nov 25 - and then
reconsider, unless I get worse and then will fall back on the previous
Indeed, it may also be a
good idea to switch regularly between the
present and the previous program of supplements, simply because of
everything I tried the last 36 years these are the only two
programs on which I have consistently improved some for years -
everything else (and I tried lots of things) made no difference.
But I will see, and don't know yet, and I will tell my experiences in
 From 1984-1987 were the best - that
least ill - years since 1.1.1979, and the only rational
explanation I have for this is that I started in 1984 to use B, C and E
vitamins in orthomolecular dosages, which at that time was so
Holland that I had to order them from England or the U.S. (It got quite
popular in the early 1990ies.)
Also, I should say the vitamin E dose is large and may be
smaller (but the pills are of 1000 iU) and that I am a male of 6 ft 4
inches, which is quite tall. (And I have been using orthmolecular doses
of vitamins for 30 years now, and indeed look a lot younger
than I am. Also, I think it is far more likely they helped me
with my disease, but I agree this is mainly because (i) that is the only
decent explanation for what happened but (ii) I do not have a good
theory for it, except that taking vitamins increased my possibilities
to fight against disease.)
 This was to guarantee that the
bottom floor illegal drugsdealers, who were given permission
by mayor Van Thijn to deal from there in 1988, without ever
asking me or the neighbors anything, could do their illegal business,
and issue murder threats, and make an attempt to gas me that nearly
killed me, as much as they pleased, for they made money like
water, and I was merely the poor and ill son and grandson of
two heroes of the Dutch Resistance, who both had been locked up in
German concentration camps, where my grandfather was murdered, and that
my father survived 3 years, 9 months and 15 days of. Clearly, according
to Van Thijn, who as a Jewish boy was in hiding in 1944 in
Noordbrabant, where my mother than was working in the Resistance to get
food to Jewish children in hiding, the legal rights of a man
like me are as nothing compared to the illegal
rights he had given to those illegal dealers in illegal
drugs - for every gram of soft and of hard drugs that was sold
in Holland since the late 1960ies was sold illegally. That way,
since 1988 at least 260 billion dollars have been sold,
merely in soft drugs (hashish and marijuana) - o, and
a billion = a 1000 million. But hardly any Dutchman cares, and certainly
not any politician or judge...
(that I prefer
to call M.E.: The "/CFS" is added to facilitate search machines) which
is a disease I have since 1.1.1979: