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    Is Alpha Lipoic Acid advisable for nerve pain?

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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Interested in Alpha Lopoic Acid. Have severe nerve damage in part of my head. Also
had 6 treatments of accupunture, Which did not improve my problem

Will there be an answer today? If So, when? XXXXXXX

O.K. Will check my e-mail in the near future. Thanks, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Alpha Lipoic Acid is safe

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thank you for the query at healthcare magic

Alpha lipoic acid helps with nerve pain and is generally safe in adults. However there are few things that you need to be aware of while taking Alpha Lipoic acid.
-It can lower your blood sugar levels.If you are taking anti diabetic medications,please consult your doctor to see if dose adjustment of medications is needed. while taking alpha lipoic acid,if you develop dizziness,sweating,confusion it indicates low blood sugar.consume 15-20 grams of glucose immediately and contact your doctor.
Limit alcohol consumption while taking alpha lipoic acid .
If you are on thyroid medications,consult your doctor before starting on alpha lipoic acid as you may need dose adjustment of thyroid medication

Hope I was able to answer your question
Please feel free to address any more concerns
Regards
Dr.Lekshmi
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