DL-Phenylalanine (DLPA) for pain relief?

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   Posted 12/10/2011 1:50 AM (GMT -6)   
I've tried the medication route for pain relief and am trying the DL-Phenylalanine supplement. Has anyone had any success with this? Thanks for your thoughts!

Here's a brief history:
I've tried just about every drug possible for neuropathic pain. I tapered off seven medications and, now am looking for healthier alternatives to the remaining two, the Fentanyl patch and Oxycontin. I don't foresee giving up pain killers completely to be realistic, but am looking for natural alternatives. I'm avoiding excitotoxins like unbound glutamates and avoiding certain foods identified by an IGg food sensitivity panel. A healthy diet is helping with neuropathic pain. Below is my current vitamin regime. I am noticing a difference and am getting more energy and less pain. On occasion, I take a break from my supplements, and by day 2, I notice it. I also find valerian and passion flower herbal teas to be calming.

Supplements with healthy, mostly organic diet:

Source Naturals Lifeforce Multi-Vitamin, 4capsules
Minami Omega Fish Oil, 3g
Healthy Origins Co-enzyme Q10 Ubiquinol, 200mg
Source Naturals DLPA, 1500mg
Source Naturals N-Acetyl Tyrosine 300mg
Metagenics Magnesium Glycinate, 400mg
Vitamin D (D-Drops), 3000 I.U.
Source Naturals Megafolonic, 800mcg
Source Naturals B12 Methylcobalamin, 5mg
Source Naturals Magnesium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), 1000mg

Useful websites:
www.iherb.com DEX579 $5 off coupon code
www.multivitaminguide.org for the best vitamin reviews
www.theroadback.org, www.benzo.org.uk to taper off medications
www.drmyhill.co.uk for CFS, fatigue

DLPA specific:

spinal soldier
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   Posted 12/10/2011 11:41 PM (GMT -6)   
sometimes it can make the difference. D-Phenylalanine is the better form to use, it is a little harder to find so you order it online. 500mg-2000mg 4 times per day.

spinal soldier
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   Posted 12/11/2011 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
dr. forest tennant is the author of a handbook called "the intractable pain patients handbook for survival", he goes over amino acids in it and he has other articles on his website about precursor amino acids.

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   Posted 12/11/2011 6:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks very much for your insight! I had tried the fibro board with no luck. This board seems to be more pro-active in finding complementary alternatives in addition to pain meds.

Post Edited (Sue123) : 7/14/2012 3:40:11 PM (GMT-6)

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