Vision improvements.

I think I am one of the rare people who although now well into my fifties and having had my first multiple sclerosis symptoms when about 24 or before, I have never needed to wear glasses or contact lenses. Over the last few years though, I was finding it more difficult to read very small print, especially at night, so glasses couldn't have been far off.

I finished the Vanderbilt/Wheldon protocol of MS in 2008 but would occassionally still have various improvements which can be seen in various of my blogs.  Earlier in 2015 I decided to add some high dose biotin to my daily supplement regime, just to see what might happen.  I knew that taking one or two 10,000 mcg a day is quite common for people with weak nails or hair and knowing that in the first few days of foetal life, the brain and the nervous system are part of the ectoderm,

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ectoderm<

I saw some sense in the French trial for people with progressive MS to take up to 60,000mcg of biotin, and here is the abstract:

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211034815000061<

I have no idea if my latest improvement is due to biotin or just general improvement but I am now able to read very small print without difficulty, even in low light.  I started by taking 10 x 10,000mcg a day and did this until a couple of weeks ago, when I decided well, in for a penny, in for a pound and increased the dose to 30 x 10,000mcg a day, which means that since I am still just taking the tablets, means swallowing thirty tablets a day.  I find this ok since they are very small, so I take them in three goes of ten tablets or two of 15 tablets.

As an artist,I have always been bit pannicky about my vision and one of my relapses before progressive MS set in was an optic neuritis, involving loss of colour vision in my left eye.  I thought at the time that I was going blind but it only lasted a few weeks.  Finding reading small print more difficult though, is normally just part of the aging process, so to be able to reverse this seems worth mentioning.................Sarah

Comments

Awesome

you are such an encouragement 

White stick brigade

Hi Sarah,

Thanks for posting this, it is very encouraging. I started taking biotin a couple of months ago and, after seeing this, will now increase my dose.

Teresa

Biotink

Moggie, how much did you take? thank you

great news, thanks for posting

Of course I am hoping to follow in your footsteps with msi and of course vision  started biotin about a month ago and will have to start increasing dose.  Thanks for posting this. Love S

diagnosed RRMSi 2000 - had v little trouble til 2009 when changed to SPMSi - since then things got steadily worse.   Had ccsvi procedure 3 times, helped with general fatigue but did nothing for walking - started abxi 24.08.2

Biotin

Hi Sarah very pleased to hear of your success with your eyesight.  I have been taking 5- 10,000 mcg in am and pm.I am going back Tuesday to increase .  I hope it leads to success for everyone.

 Cheers

Hez

10 milligrams = 10,000 micrograms

Hi hmccormack!

To be clear, you have been taking between 5 and 10 mg of biotin each day. In the french experiment, the people there were mostly taking 300 mg each day.

I hope that helps.

Smile

G.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln<

If there is indeed good news out there, let’s keep it flowing.

Naturally I am please at your sight improvement Sarah. As star of the show, everybody would be rooting for you and would cheer any good news coming your way.

I am also pleased at this news for another reason. Whilst you absolutely need your eyes in tip-top condition for your work, there are others out there whose sight is very tenuous indeed. There are people that use huge great text as well as a white stick whilst others have had to give up reading for pleasure and resort to audio books.

I am sure that both Moggie and Froggy will be looking at your comments with glee. Whether biotin can help repair severed axons, I do not know. All I can say is that if there is indeed good news out there, let’s keep it flowing.

Smile

G.

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln<

thank you! i am one of those

thank you! i am one of those who usewhite stick now and are in danger of going completely blind. buyin biotin right now (and trying to get better Lyme treatment plus some Chinese Medicine help). I am absolutely seterminet to regain my vision at least in one eye. Btw, more folks with chromic progressive optic neuritus here?

SG, it is because of Froggy,

SG, it is because of Froggy, Moggie and Rachel that I decided to post this........Sarah 

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I have just edited my

I have just edited my original post because I suddenly realised that I hadn't posted how much I was actually taking, but I will put it here as well:

I started by taking 10 x 10,000mcg a day and did this until a couple of weeks ago, when I decided well, in for a penny, in for a pound and increased the dose to 30 x 10,000mcg a day, which means that since I am still just taking the tablets, I am swallowing thirty tablets a day.  I find this ok since they are very small, so I take them in three goes of ten tablets or two of 15 tablets.

Oh, for people who are a bit confused with the difference between mcg and mg, there are 1,000 micrograms (mcg) to one milligram (mg).....................Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

biotin overdose?

Has anyone managed to overdose on biotin yet? I am just wondering if anyone had experienced any negative effects in any way given the fairly high dosages that we are taking?

thanks!

Mark