With regards to Dr Myhill’s CFS protocol I have been comparing the levels of nutrients to try and decide on which will be the most cost effective, and beneficial for me to take.
I know the same dilemma is going to affect anyone who tries the protocol, because we all take other stuff already, and most people have limited supplies of money.
I looked at the high strength vitamin and mineral supplements I already take, and directly compared them to Dr T’s Energy Revitalisation System, which in the UK costs £35 – £39 for approx a month’s supply,and also to Dr Myhill’s Multi-Mineral-Mix, which I had to work out as the info on the website is per gram of the powder, and the dosage is 1 gram of powder per 2 stone of body weight, up to a max of 5 grams. The powder costs £19.80 plus P&P costs for 405 grams.
My multivits and minerals cost me £10 for 3 months supply from Asda, as they have an almost permenant special offer on of 3 for a tenner. Individual packs are around £5 each.
In brief, to summarize – Dr Myhill’s powder contains twice as much of many of the mineral’s in Dr T’s energy powder, and some even more than double the levels, and it will last for longer, which makes it a better buy. BUT, it does NOT contain any of the amino acids that Dr T’s does. Nor does it contain the wide variety of vitamins of Dr T’s energy powder.
Dr T’s energy powder contains much higher levels of MOST of the vitamins in my normal supplement, but it DOES NOT contain as wide a range.
Co-Enzyme Q10, D-Ribose and L-Carnitine all have to be bought separately, no matter which one I decide on. And none of them are cheap.
D-ribose varies greatly in price. The cheapest I have found is £16 for 250grams – daily intake of 12.5grams – so that gives me a supply for 20 days.
My Co-Q10 is £24 for 3 months supply
L-Carnitine is (cheapest I have found) £11 for a bottle of 60 capsules, 1gram per capsule, dose of 2 capsules per day, gives me one months supply.
Total cost for those 3 alone is roughly £33 per month *sigh*
So, here’s what I have decided to do. I am going to check into toxic levels of the vitamins in my usual supplement, and if it is possible, I am simply going to double up on that one, so take 2 tabs a day instead of 1.
This will give me a more comprehensive spread of vitamins and minerals in levels much closer to the recommended ones, and I am going to put my money towards the L-Carnitine and D-ribose.
My sleep herbs etc are going to cost me approx £15 a month.
I looked at the cost of the mitochondrial tests on Dr Myhill’s website, and I can’t afford them. Simple as that. Plus due to the increased demand since the book came out, Dr Myhill has had to restrict access to her services as she is overwhelmed.
I tried to book a long appointment with my GP, so I could discuss the book with her, and the earliest date I was given was the very end of August. 4 Weeks away ffs!! Instead I have booked a telephone consultation with her next Tuesday. It’s not the same as face to face, but it’s better than nothing. If that fails…..I will have to rethink.
So, yeah, I have Brain Ache!!!
But you know what, the way I see it – nothing worth having is ever easy. If you want something badly enough, you make sacrifices. And with the new hope that this protocol gives me, I would be really stupid to not try. I would be letting myself and my family down.
I can be a right stubborn old boot at times, and for the foreseeable future I just need to get stubborn about this 😀