I am really worried that I have done serious damage to my nerves by taking a supplement called CHAGA.
Suggested use: 1 tablet three times daily.
Chaga, a specialized tree mushroom, is a powerful immune system activator.
WARNING: If you are taking immunosuppressant medication consult your physician before using this product.
To explain I was struck by BGS about a month ago. Spent 4 days in hospital on IVIG and sent home with a checkup in 2 weeks. It is mainly my legs. I could walk as a shuffle with a frame. Hands and forearms and back also affected. I deteriorated in those 2 weeks with pain, sweating, high blood pressure, loss of weight. Shuffling with frame much harder.
At that checkup the Neurologist did the electrode test, said I have deteriorated and put me on steroids for 2 weeks until the next checkup. That was a week ago. No improvement. 5 days ago I carefully read the label on the Chaga that my well-meaning friend had given me.
Totally my fault for not checking what I have been eating. I have taken at least two tablets of a powerful immune system activator every day since the day I left hospital. I have clearly reversed the effect of the 4 days of IV immunoglobulin.
Worse than that I have actively supercharged my immune system twice a day to attack my nerves and blood vessels.
Totally explains my decline since leaving hospital. And in the last 5 days since I stopped taking it I feel much better – no sweating, blood pressure normal, numbness seems to have stopped spreading.
I know we can only reply on an ‘in my experience’ or ‘I have heard’ basis but I would welcome any comments to my questions. It would at least give me pointers to good questions to ask the neurologist at the next checkup in a week’s time.
Do you think the Chaga has done irreparable damage to my nerves?
Do you think my recovery will have been massively delayed by me taking the Chaga?
I am 46 and physically fit and not overweight – could puff and pant my way through a half marathon kind of fit. Well, could have a month ago!
Many thanks for the warm welcome from mdolich and Scott Orn. I hope in turn I can contribute to this forum.
Would welcome your thoughts on the above.