There's an article on alpha lipoic acid (ALA) in the April news articles on this site. (I tried to paste the link in but my lack of technological skills prevented that
Researchers at the Oregon Health Sciences University also reported on it at the spring ANA meeting. I don't know if those findings have actually been published yet but I understand they are planning a Phase II trial using ALA for MS.
ALA is over the counter in drug stores, usually in 100 or 300 mg doses.
A detailed article about it's properties in general can be found at:
http://lpi.oregonstate.edu/infocenter/o ... index.html
You'll see from that article that it has been used in the treatment of diabetes. If you decide to try it I sure hope it works for you.