I am a 44 year old male who has been a Type 1 diabetic since 5 years old. I have had some of the complications of long term diabetes occur over the years such as retinopathy and neuropathy.
I abused my body when I was younger mostly by not taking the bet care of myself. Nowadays I keep my A1C's in the 5's (yes 5's). It is not easy but I figure it is better late than never to take care of myself.
OK so here is a list of all the stuff I take to TRY and stay healthy. Don't laugh........ it's a big list.
So know onto my question. I recently started taking resveratrol. I've been on it for a couple weeks now and notice that my neuropathy symptoms are getting worse. Please note that in the past when I was first diagnosed with neuropathy I started taking most of the above listed vitamins/supplements and noticed that m symptoms also got worse. After some research I learned that the worsening of my symptoms was actually caused by healing. In other words my peripheral nerves were waking up. I seem to be having the same thing going on since starting the resveratrol. My question/s is this. Do you think the symptoms I am having know are being caused by the resveratrol working or could it be caused by the resveratrol causing other problems that contribute or cause neuropathy such as copper chelation?
I have been taking a resveratrol supplement for 3 1/2 years now (Shaklee's Vivix.) I have had a foot pain problem ever since 1983 when I first noticed the severe pain after exercising. I was operated on in 1984 to remove a Morton's Neuroma in my left foot. The healing took about 6 months and then I was pain free for about 3 months. After that, a duller pain returned.
I then had the foot operated on again in 1987. This only partially helped, still had chronic pain.
After taking Vivix for several months, starting in 2008, I started noticing partial relief of the pain. Today, about 95% of the pain is gone. I can only attribiute that to taking Vivix which is a muscadine grape extract containing resveratrol and all the other polyphenols contained in the grape.
Since this was a neurological issue, I would recommend you stay with the resveratrol treatment. It is an anti-inflammatory that, in addition to providing pain relief, also helps fight cancer and heart disease as shown by he research.