MightyMouse Posted July 27, 2006 Report Share Posted July 27, 2006 Hi all. I had my smell and taste evaluation yesterday and the doctor wants me to be on a high dose of Alpha Lipoic Acid b/c the research says it may help me to recover some of my sense of smell. I started on it last night--it really makes my stomach sick. I'm more symptomatic with regard to POTS/NCS today too.The tests showed that I have some residual smell left, but I have significant loss. I bombed on all but one smell test--basically I was at "chance or near chance" scores--for those who don't recall basic statistics, that means that I was no better than guessing on tests for telling the difference between an odor vs nothing, matching an odor (kind of like scratch and sniff) to one of four others, and a bunch of other tests. I was totally wiped out after the 6 hours of tests, but glad to hear that the doctor is optomistic that I might improve a little......now if I can just tolerate the "cure" long enough to make a difference. I just need to whine for a minute because despite how awful my guts feel today, I'm sticking with it for as long as I can possibly stand it.Okay, whining done- Nina Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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