CoQ10, selenium, creatine supplements, do they help ppl with muscular dystrophy?

United States
February 3, 2007 2:23pm CST
I've found articles that CoQ10 and a few other things can really help weak muscles get stronger. It's not a cure, but the articles say it really helps. Has anyone tried any of these things? Or other things? MDA seems to be focussing on drug treatments and genetic research. I'm wondering if there is help from things that are already available.
2 responses
@anandjee (282)
• India
23 Dec 08
I am suffering from becker muscular dystrophy I am taking CoQ10 from last 2 years 60mg twice a day. but i do not still get any relief from this medicine. my progressively destroying Muscle continue like before.
• United States
1 Jan 09
I take 100 mg once a day. Before I started, my heart was weak and I often had palpitations. Now my heart is much stronger, and no more palpitations. I don't think my muscles are stronger. In fact, I continue to get weaker. I have Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy. I'm happy enough to have a stronger heart so I'll keep taking the CoQ10. Maybe you should, too. Best of luck to you.
@chacks123 (129)
• India
4 Feb 07
Hi thank you for writing this article. I sufferr from this disease but I have not yet tried CoQ10. It is unavailable in India and also I or my family are not financially in a positiopn to import it from some other country. But please do tell me were I can get it from, May be some friends would help a way out. I have tried Accupressure, yoga and pranayama, and it helps quite a bit.