What is Wahls Protocol?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Terry Wahls, MD, diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2000, designed a treatment protocol for herself that includes using neuromuscular electrical stimulation to augment physical exercise and focused on nutritional support including gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) in particular.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Multiple sclerosis 14 11
General health 3 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 1 1
Back pain 1 1
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy 1 0
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Wahls Protocol

Side effect Patients
Constipation 2
Weight gain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Wahls Protocol

Dosage Patients
1 other daily 3
2 hr daily 1
3 other daily 1
24 hr daily 1
1other as needed 1
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Wahls Protocol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Other 1
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Duration

Currently using Wahls Protocol

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped using Wahls Protocol

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 11
Usually 6
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 7
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 9
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3 patient evaluations for Wahls Protocol

Jan 15, 2017 (Started Dec 07, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 3 other Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 25, 2016 (Started Nov 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I'm not regularly consuming the daily level of vegetables she recommends.  However, I am intaking a lot of coconut milk which gives me much more energy.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 8, 2016 (Started Feb 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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