Milk thistle; how long will it take to show benefits?

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I have started taking milk thistle for the neuropathic pain in my arm.  How long should I take it and when wlll I start to see benefits?

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    Can I ask if you take Milk Thistle instead of Medication or as well as meds ??

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      I only take milk thistle and in between rub Voltorol and aloe vera gel on my arm. It is too early to tell whether I will get any benefits from the milk thistle.  The gels haven’t really helped.

      The doctor wanted to try me on antidepressants at low dose but I decided to avoid them because I believe they are highly toxic.

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      Hope everything goes well for you.  At the moment I am open to any natural treatment available so long as it is non invasive.
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    How much do u take daily? I have taken this for years as a immunity booster - never heard that it helped for nerve pain - which i have in leg/foot as well as post mastectomy...wondering if i should up my dosage?
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      I had been taking milk thistle twice a day starting from the beginning of this month.  However, I am not sure it did anything for my neuralgia.  Since my pain comes and goes, it is hard to know whether it was in remission because of the milk thistle or whether this was coincidence.  I was still aware of pain at times while on the milk thistle too.  My pain tends to flare up when the weather is cold or damp but when it is dry, the pain goes.  I decided just to stop the milk thistle and accept the pain. I did hear that St John’s Wart  helps pain and that Lipoic acid repairs nerves.  However, I am not sure whether to try this instead because I often find that natural products do nothing for me and prescribed meds give me side effects.

       

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