Natural alternative/substitute to ampyra

Dalfampridine, or Ampyra, is a potassium channel blocker that is shown to improve visual function, motor skills and relieve fatigue in MS patients.

Natural alternative/substitute to ampyra

Postby gymbuff » Tue Nov 27, 2012 2:27 am

Hi all
I was just wondering is there any natural/homeopathic alternative to ampyra showing reasonable results. Any supplements etc. that have a positive result with stiffness and spasticity? Any recommendations would be gratefully appreciated.

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Re: Natural alternative/substitute to ampyra

Postby Lainie » Fri May 24, 2013 10:08 am

Curcumin (extract of the spice turmeric) supplements greatly help my spasticity, but I still wouldn't give up my Ampyra; I can barely walk without it.
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Re: Natural alternative/substitute to ampyra

Postby CureOrBust » Fri May 24, 2013 4:28 pm

There are none that I know of that work along the same action path as Ampyra.

However, caffeine (as you can find in tea and coffee which are natural, although I take "NoDoze") should not be underestimated. I find I can exercise 20% longer on caffeine, and it would probably help my "walking speed" more than Ampyra. But Ampyra helps a lot more with muscle control and balance etc
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