15 patient evaluations for Vitamin E taken for the purpose of 'amyotrophic lateral sclerosis'

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Oct 12, 2014 (Started Feb 28, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have ALS with both upper and lower neurone damage yet my progression has been slow having survived 14 years from first symptoms and still have quality of life. The only side effect was occasional diahoria which I think was natures way of saying you have taken a bit too much. I would recommend people to take it as soon as possible after diagnosis. It needs to be natural vitamin-E. Look at Dr Carsten Hager and vitamin E on the internet to find out why I take it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 21, 2010 (Started Feb 28, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Build up to the full dose over 2-3 weeks. The only side effect I have had is occasional diahorea which seems to be the body's way of telling you you have taken too much. I would advise plwMND to take it as early as possible (two thirds dose mid am and remaining 1/3 mid p.m)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2012 (Started Oct 07, 1980)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (itching)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a vitamin supplement which I easily swallowed as gel capsules, with milk. I stopped only because I suspect it contributes to my itchiness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 intl units Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2011 (Started Feb 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 intl units Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 11, 2011 (Started Mar 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took this vitamin in various dosages for 10 years and did not see any benefit. After doing personnel research on the internet and seeing the result of clinical trials finding it doesn't have any therapeutic value I decided to discontinue usage.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2010 (Started Jul 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 20, 2010 (Started Jul 16, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 intl units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 11, 2010 (Started Dec 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2800 intl units Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 26, 2010 (Started Aug 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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