Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by meditationlotus, Apr 21, 2006.

  1. meditationlotus

    meditationlotus New Member

    Dr. Weil recommends cordyceps for CFS. Anyone tried it?
    What were your results?
  2. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    I think I posted this several months ago.

    I took a couple of those mushroom pills and felt like I'd fallen into the fountain of youth. It was like suddenly being 25 years younger. I could breathe better; had a springy step; had ENERGY.

    Most days I could accomplish 3 or 4 tasks: work (2 hours); stop at the market; do the dishes. The day I took the cordyceps I did 17 such projects.

    Sad to say the effect wore off after one day even tho I contined to take the pills for a while.

    It was a wonderful and frustrating experience.
  3. Shannonsparkles

    Shannonsparkles New Member

    Have you tried it again since? I wonder if it would still do something if only taken once in a while.

    I'm glad that you got a good day out of it!
    ((hugs)) Shannon
  4. meditationlotus

    meditationlotus New Member

    the key is to stay within our "energy envelope" and slowly add one or two tasks over several weeks.
  5. bct

    bct Well-Known Member

    I've been taking it for about 4 months now. Do I notice a difference, not really, but then I take a number of other supplements, and consider Cordyceps just another that is working in synergy with them.

    In other words, it is part of MY protocol for maintenance.

    I respect Dr. Weil, just wish that raw garlic was easier to accommodate!

    Best Wishes,
  6. meditationlotus

    meditationlotus New Member

    Cordyceps probably does have a synergistic affect.
  7. ephemera

    ephemera New Member

    I've been taking 1 of these pills & 2 reshi mushroom pills for about 1 month. I take them with lots of other pills, so I can't say this is really an answer. I get them from my accupuncturist, tho you can order them online.

    I've become more & more tired & often am out of breath when carrying something or stooping or bending. I'll give them about another 2 months to see if there's any difference for my FM/CFS.
  8. dorrene

    dorrene New Member

    Astragalus works better for me.
  9. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    After I ran outta those pills I never tried them again. Never saw those pills again.

    If I run across some I give it another shot.
  10. rockgor

    rockgor Well-Known Member

    seven years later. I got some different cordyceps pills. They come in a<BR>
    plastic bottle with a dramatic label; has copper colored foil. Put out by<BR>
    a firm called Aloha.<BR>
    The pills had no effect whatsoever. I have said aloha to this product.<BR>
  11. mbofov

    mbofov Active Member

    I tried cordyceps twice, once about 12 or 13 years ago and then maybe 2 years ago, with no results either way, good or bad.<BR>
    I can identify with Rockgor's experience - 10 years ago 2,000 mg. of l-carnitine gave me fabulous energy for about a week, and then it stopped, never to return. 20 mg. of NADH did the same thing, and calcium pyruvate (tho' only 2 good days with the cp)<BR>
    It makes me think that our bodies are capable of health and energy but there is some block. It's almost like torture, to feel good and have energy and then have it disappear and be unable to get it back --<BR>