Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 536 111
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 279 75
Multiple sclerosis 52 19
Parkinson's disease 23 2
Fibromyalgia 18 5
Increase effect of another treatment 15 4

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 239

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin E

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bruising 1
Diarrhea 1
Hearing problems 1
Itching 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin E

Dosage Patients Percentage
400 intl units daily 24
400 units daily 15
800 intl units daily 7
400 units twice daily 6
daily 6
1,000 unt daily 4
200 intl units daily 3
100 intl units daily 2
100 units daily 2
400 intl units twice daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin E

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 101
Did not seem to work 83
Personal research 36
Doctor's advice 24
Expense 20
Course of treatment ended 7
Side effects too severe 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
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Duration

Currently taking Vitamin E

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 22
5 - 10 years 20
10 years or more 37

Stopped taking Vitamin E

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 34
6 months - 1 year 45
1 - 2 years 67
2 - 5 years 56
5 - 10 years 22
10 years or more 19
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 144
Usually 70
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 19
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 25
Not at all hard to take 209
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 6
< $25 115
Not specified 119
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45 patient evaluations for Vitamin E

May 15, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pyroluria syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Advice & Tips: didn't work for me
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 30, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pyroluria syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mcg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Jun 14, 2014 (Started Apr 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support immune health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support heart health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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