Go Back   NeuroTalk Support Groups > >

Melatonin and the immune system

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-10-2015, 07:31 PM   #1
janieg's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Maryland
Posts: 768
Default Melatonin and the immune system

Interesting findings out of Brigham and Women's with regard to MS and the immune system in general...


"We found that melatonin has a protective effect," said Quintana. "It dampens the immune response and helps keep the bad guys -- or pathogenic T cells -- at bay."

Idiopathic, Full Body, Small Fiber Neuropathy since 11/2013. Symptoms include altered sensation in toes; constant tingling/vibrations in feet and lower legs; intermittent tingling in temples, scalp and face; full body "buzzing" in the morning (suspect mild dehydration); referred sensation in feet cause by touch; occasional bouts with severe cramping in my feet and legs; when flaring, full body burning.

Metabolic issues: FBG -88 A1C - 5.1 with glucose spikes near 300, can't metabolize alcohol, and salt consumption makes my neuropathy 100x worse.

Current treatments:
  • Omega 3's - Fish Oil (2400 mg EPA, 1200mg DHA), 200 mg Magnesium Threonate
  • 5 mg Meribin Biotin for low-normal biotinidase levels.
  • Low carb "back to the farm" diet, lots of water
  • Quell TENS unit, 5% lidocaine patches, magnesium cream, CBD oil
janieg is offline   Reply With Quote
"Thanks for this!" says:
bluesfan (09-13-2015), mrsD (09-11-2015), pinkynose (09-11-2015)

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Immune system Mimsies Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Syndrome 3 11-20-2012 03:02 PM
Immune system down tamisue Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Concussion Syndrome 12 12-29-2011 09:53 AM
OCD? Your Immune System Could Be to Blame olsen Parkinson's Disease 2 06-20-2010 09:54 AM
Vitamin D and the immune system: lou_lou Parkinson's Disease 1 01-09-2009 07:13 AM
Immune System Hyperactive? paula_w Parkinson's Disease 8 07-17-2008 09:15 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:39 AM.
Brought to you by the fine folks who publish mental health and psychology information at Psych Central Mental Health Forums

The material on this site is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment
provided by a qualified health care provider. Always consult your doctor before trying anything you read here.

Home - Top

Powered by vBulletin • Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.31 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.7.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

All posts copyright their original authors Community Guidelines Terms of Use Privacy Policy