I promised I'd report back on how this drug/supplement is working out. It took a few weeks, but I think it is indeed helping now. It was kind of hard to tell at first as I've had a couple flares during this time, but I do notice some more energy.. yay! My fiance noticed first, he'd say "look at you vaccuming, you should be on a commercial for Carnitine" lol. It's not a miracle drug, but I'll take any help I can get. Provigil and Amantadine unfortunately didn't work out for me with my chronic anxiety.
Here's some info from their website (the brand my pharmacy gave me):
CARNITOR® (Levocarnitine) is a naturally occurring substance required in mammalian energy metabolism. It has been shown to facilitate long-chain fatty acid entry into cellular mitochondria, therefore delivering substrate for oxidation and subsequent energy production. Fatty acids are utilized as an energy substrate in all tissues except the brain. In skeletal and cardiac muscle they serve as major fuel.
As with most things that are helpful, it is expensive. I picked up a month supply at Wal-Mart where the cashier said "that will be $247 please". Luckily my prescription coverage through work covered it, where the government plan would not, so I got it for the dispensing fee of $7.
Hope everyone is keeping well,
I was looking up this med and it seems there is an over the counter version, do you know the difference? I would love to try something other than provogil....