about supplements and condition - February
This is a Nederlog of February
This is an update of January 22, 2015, and what follows is probably only
interesting to people who have M.E. or an interest in orthomolecular
medicine (<- Wikipedia, but this is at least a bit biased, in my
psychologist's - opinion, with 30 years of experience in taking
There will be another Nederlog later today.
about supplements and condition - February
I have been taking the same as last month. Here it is :
vitamin C: 4
I don't think 6 grams made a
difference compared to 4 grams and I have gone back to 4 grams.
I still take 2 pills a day, which gives a little less
the daily recommended dose, but see the next:
VM-75: 1 pill a day
This gives many supplements, and the vitamins only in fairly strong
doses (75 mg for most B-vitamins). I think I am doing better on this
than on the Multui Total, that was very weak on
4 pills a day
This gives 800 mg a day (and is 2 pills less).
2 pills a day
This gives 1600 mcg a day, and is as was.
mB12 infusion: 1 pill a day
This gives 1 mg methylcobalamin
a day OR
Vit mB12 5000 mcg: 1/2 pill a day.
The last two are alternated every day.
aB12: 1 pill every other day
This gives 3000 mcg of dibencozide
(as P-5'-P): 1 pill a day
This gives 50 mg of B6, and I started this again because B6
definitely helped me in the past (notably in 1984-1988).
That is it (and NB that
"mcg" = "microgram").
2014 was in terms of M.E. a good year for it was a bit better than the
20 years before it - not much better, but definitely a bit, and bits
are also pleasant when you have my disease (for they make a larger
difference than the mere slight increase in energy and slightly lesser
The end of 2014 and the beginning of 2015 (first weeks of January) was
a bit more troublesome, for I had sleeping problems again, but then
Next, apart from M.E., though probably dependent on it, I have
eyeproblems and some other autoimmune diseases (less serious), but then
I am in my 37th year of M.E. and in my 3th year of
these further problems.
But the eyeproblems are a lot less than they were in 2012 and
2013 (when my sleep was rather seriously disturbed for some 1 1/2
years, simply because of pain), while I am also back, since 2 1/2
months, to using 1 pair of glasses (as I have done since I was 10)
instead of 3 (one for the street, one for the computer, one for
reading). This is a considerable relief. I still have sometimes
eyes, that still need dripping, but the pain is really a lot less than
it was in 2012 and 2013, and I also see better.
So... without any big changes, I will go on
the protocol for a month, and then there will
be no news on my vitamin-taking until the end of March.
In case you want some more background, read note .
 Here are some general explanations
I am taking this because I am in the 37th year of having M.E. I
also, meanwhile long ago, and while ill, took one of the best M.A.'s in
psychology that ever were awarded (and mostly on mathematics
and logic) and I also hold an excellent B.A. in philosophy, and could
and would have a fine, well-paid life as an academic had I been
healthy, but I am ill since I was 28.
Also, I got extremely little help from most doctors, who don't
know shit about the real health-problems I have (and my ex-wife had,
for we both got M.E. in the beginning of 1979, in the first year of our
studying at university), and who usually also don't want to know, for
they believe they know how to explain anything they don't understand:
"it's psychosomatic, you know".
I still do not understand how a self-respecting and intelligent
medical person can say that to a person like me, who never had any
reason to want to be ill, and every reason to want to be healthy, and
who has the best possible degrees to make a lot of
money if he had been healthy, and who knows that mumbling
"it is psychosomatic, you know" is just utter bullshit, but
then most medical persons I have met in my life (a lot) were definitely
considerably less intelligent than I am. (Which did not help
me, at all: you are rarely liked for being very intelligent or very
informed, and especially not by none-too-smart G.P.s)
In any case: I am certain that there is a great amount of
medicine that is not known yet; I am certain that the causes of
my disease are among the very many things medical science-as-is does not
have a rational answer to; and - as a psychologist with an excellent
M.A. - I have great disdain for anyone psycho-
analysing or psychiatrizing me, who has the impertinence to tell me
"it's all in your mind" (37 years of physical pain? with two excellent
academic degrees?! that I can't use because I am tired and in pain?!?!)
and generally believe such people are either a lot more stupid
than they themselves think they are or a lot more sadistic than
they (probably) know.
Finally, the reasons I am taking the current protocol are two: I get no
medical help (apart from sleeping pills, which I need), and so I am
much helped by anything that gives me some more energy and that lessens
my pains, and this
protocol does that.
I do not have sound biochemical reasons why it would, but I can
find no medical person I trust who is interested in finding
out. I am taking this because I can find no intelligent,
interested and informed medical help; because I am ill, for 37
years now; and because this does help some, but I
would not take it if I were not ill or if it would not help me.
(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: