• Has anyone taken or takes CoQ-10?

    Asked by barbaraanne on Sunday, March 10, 2013

    Has anyone taken or takes CoQ-10?

    I bought a bottle ocf CoQ-10 (natural) and I haven't tried it yet. I am going to ask my Oncologist (both of them) to see what they think & if they have the same opinion... I will also ask my primary Doc. I'm not sure if my oncologists' believe in natural vitamins, herbs, etc to assist in your well being. Since I'm done w/chemo and moving onto radiation, I feel it's time to ask. Any opinions are greatly appreciated.. Thanks...

    7 Answers from the Community

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    • SueRae1's Avatar

      I've been taking coQ-10 for years. My oncologists and primary care physician have no problems with me doing so. Studies have shown that it can help with heart health. In fact until about a month ago I was taking many natural vitamins and supplements. I was taken off of most of them as well as some medications, because of Platelet issues. My Breast Oncologist thought that might help them recover. They haven't so I'm slowly adding them back in.

      over 7 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      CoQ10 is just fine. Said to be good for the heart. Next time you buy it, look for "Ubiquinaol" which is the same thing just in a more absorbable form. Has anyone spoken with you about D3? B12? Once you speak with your doc, perhaps he can recommend a nutritionist? Meanwhile, load up on the fruits and veggies and greens and greens and greens in your food. :-)

      over 7 years ago
    • geekling's Avatar

      er, "Ubiquinol" bad keyboard misspelling :)

      over 7 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I would think your oncologists would want you to wait until after radiation to start taking it. It has fairly significant anti-oxidant properties which promote cell growth (including cancer cell growth) and can adversely effect the efficacy of radiation.

      over 7 years ago
    • abrub's Avatar

      I take CoQ10 because I'm on Lipitor. I'm no longer in treatment. However, check to see if it is okay to take during treatment.

      over 7 years ago
    • karen1956's Avatar

      Check with the rad onc to be sure there are no contraindications for any meds and radiation.....

      over 7 years ago
    • Yallpaint's Avatar

      Have taken it for a couple years. Helps with the side effects to your heart and also with energy. I highly recommend it. Was recommended by the naturopath oncologist and supported by the regular oncologist.

      over 7 years ago

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