Posted by Larry Hoover on August 24, 2003, at 7:57:19
In reply to Enada NADH and Klonopin,Xanax...?, posted by btnd on August 24, 2003, at 2:22:58
> I'm just wondering if there are any contraindictaions in using NADH with following drugs: Klonopin, Xanax, Ultram, Xyrem.
> I'm using mostly 2.5mg NADH 3x/week with good overall results on my dysthymic mood.
I agree with Viridis. I can't think of any possible adverse effect or interaction.
My own NADH trial continues to have positive outcomes. For about two years, I had been locked into a rhythm, a cycle of two months duration. I would work one month, and literally crash into lethargy, cognitive failure, and fatigue, the next. I could feel it coming (something like a migraine sufferer and the aura, but over days). I endured it, never knowing if I had hit the bottem yet. And I bounced back, and went back to work. The only thing that changed during that time was my endurance. I could work a little more and more as time went on, but the crash effect remained.
When I first took NADH, I didn't crash. I had a little bit of a feeling of the premonition, but I took some NADH, and it went away. I was thrilled, but a single event does not make a pattern. So, I went on with life (actively, not lethargic and fatigued!), and waited for the next work cycle. I worked. No crash. Hmmm! I'm starting to like this new pattern.
Time for a real trial, methinks, so I work as much as I legally can, in July (as a trucker, that's determined by logbook hours, and that's a lot of work to fill up the logbook). I increased my income over the year by one half, in that one month alone. And, in a sense, I'm working still, as it is my month with the boys, (Marion and I decided to split the summer.) (Aside: I have major respect for any single parent out there. Major respect.) And yet, no crash. I'm taking about 5 mg/week.
Another totally unanticipated effect is a major reduction in my tendency to sunburn. Another is a substantial reduction in symptoms from my inhalant allergies (including asthma). I'm still sensitive to smog, however, but that's a chemical effect.
One adverse effect may be cropping up. I'm gaining weight, something that I never do in summer. It may be that my utilization of energy from food has become more efficient with NADH, and I'm storing the excess. Que sera.