Skip to main content


Showing posts from June, 2021

CDC Webinar: "Treating Long COVID: Clinician Experience"

Today's CDC webinar was really enlightening. You can  watch a replay and download the slide deck  from the CDC website. The webinar is broken into 3 sections: Introduction : a review of what many of us already know. Pulmonology : things get interesting with the first guest presenter. Her talk includes a case study, treatments, physical rehabilitation and more. (Segment starts around 10min25sec and Slide 21 in the deck.) Neurology : for me, this talk was simply fascinating. The presenter discusses what they're seeing in the Yale Post Covid Center, and talks about the overlap of Long Covid with POTS, dysautonomia and small fiber neuropathy. It was also such a relief to hear someone articulate all the things I've been experiencing myself. Stick with her talk through the audio issues -- it's compelling. (Segment starts around 27min35sec and Slide 33 in the deck.) There are no cures presented here. But they do talk about treatments, patterns they're seeing, and other ins

Supplements for Covid recovery: Niacin and the NAD+ Stack

The NAD+ stack  may help your body rebuild energy creation at the cellular level. I took this for about 6 months and found it yielded a small improvement in energy. It's not a cure. It doesn't work for everyone, and you probably shouldn't take it daily for the long term. Perhaps the most important part is Nicotinic acid (which is one particular kind of Niacin. There are other types of Niacin available -- from what I can tell, Nicotinic acid is the best one for Long Haulers.) This guy named Gez  explains the NAD+ stack well. What Gez takes: • Nicotinic acid: Start at a low dose (10-20mg) and work up • Selenium: 100mcg / day • Zinc gluconate: 15-30mg / day • Quercetin: 500mg 3x / day • Vitamin C: 500-1000mg 3x / day • Vitamin D: 3-5000iu / day What I take (same list but slightly different doses): • Nicotinic acid: I gradually worked my way up to 500 mg per day • Selenium: (I don't take this one because I'm sensitive to it) • Zinc gluconate 50mg / day