PRICEY isn't even the word for it, I feel like I am supporting the Vit. Shoppe all by myself! I am on so many different supplements. I finally found a DR that believes in complementary medicine, of regular and alternative. So I am on a couple of Rx as well as tons of supplements. I was doing smashingly great after a couple of months on everything. And then I had a huge flare up from a stressful family situation. Then the pain and fibro fog came back. But I still was pretty good with the muscle fatigue.
I am on magnisium, I don't think malic acid. But like I said I am on a ton of things. But I started a lot of them and then after a couple of weeks started the d-ribose (I was avoiding it for some reason, scared it would taste gross). so when I started that I was starting it on it's own, and within the two weeks he said it would work, I noticed it was working.
It's always worth a shot. If you can afford it. My doc wants me to be feeling good for several months and then we'll start removing one thing at a time to see how I feel. I think one of the first things he said he may remove is the d-ribose. So maybe it's not something you take forever. I'll try to remember to post again after my next appt. but I will probably forget, sorry.
Hang in there with all this craziness,
Dx 2002 Fibromyalgia
Also have RLS, UARS (like sleep apnea) and hypoglycemia.
Trying to stay positive and live one day at a time.