Not for me did I loose strength. It does take longer than they say to heal and
be ready to use in our situation. I', about ready to get my second one done.
I'm doing it because I'm diabetic and it's better to do it now than later. The
vitamin I use is Carpaltun by Ecological Formulas- It had lots of B vitamins
that help your circulation. I take 1 but you can take 2 a day. I get them from
the health food store but I do call ahead and order them. It takes 3-4 weeks
to see the difference. Good luck. Gail