We started him yesterday on two Parasym Plus capsules at mid-day, then another two before his late evening dinner. He had felt fine all evening, but today he woke with what he described as feeling like a headache you would have after hitting your head on something pretty hard. It’s in the back of his head, which has had no pain or symptom during this experience with POTS. I am assuming it’s the Parasym Plus, so we today had him take only two this morning (before we knew about the pain in his head). We will not have him take any additional capsules and see how the headache reacts. It could be coincidence and he’s a migraine sufferer for several years, but they are not ever in the back of his head. My plan is tomorrow to add one more capsule later in the day besides the two in the morning to see how his body reacts, but only if his headache in the back of his head has subsided. If not, we’ll stop the Parasym Plus completely until it’s gone, then try one more time to see if he has the same reaction. I just need to be able to rule choline in or out as a treatment for him.
Would anyone recommend Alpha GPC alone if he continues to have discomfort from the Parasym Plus? I am unsure if the other ingredients could be contributing to the headache or if it’s the A-GPC itself (if it’s the pills and not a coincidence). Or would we be better off going with a different treatment strategy altogether?
One final question for the forum. Has anyone who suffers from POTS found comfort and benefit from magnesium supplementation? I know it can have a hypotensive effect and he’s suffering from syncope episodes due to his POTS symptoms so I don’t want to introduce something that could cause further harm or more frequent episodes.