Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by heapsreal, Aug 12, 2014.
another nasty toxic drug for us to try.
I wonder how long it takes for this anti-inflammatory effect to work. Those with cfs/me who are responders to antivirals usually take months before noticing benefits. I wonder it not only working on lowering viral load but also in this manner of lowering inflammation.
Since i have finished continuous antivirals, i have done several short courses. Usually i get viral symptoms and weird types of headaches and cognitive problems. I usually give it a few days to see what happens but if things dont improve i then go back on antivirals for 2-4 weeks. What i have noticed is that within 3 days things seem to be back to normal, is this its anti inflammatory effects working?? This also didnt occur when i first started Antivirals several years ago either But only recently. I guess its also a possiblitiy that my viral load is low enough that if i pick up any reactivation early enough that antivirals will work quicker???
Is this microglial a part of the autoimmune issues in cfs/me????
But it can lead to other meds that do the same thing but maybe less toxic??
Lower viral load causes less inflammation?
@heapsreal True but could be years.
@lansbergen yes, plus i just dont know if the anti inflammatory effects could also be seperate mechanism or not. The speed of improvement makes me think the anti-inflammatry effects may be seperate or atleast occur quicker then reducing viral load??
Nah, same old "nasty toxic drug", not a new one. We know it as Valcyte.
Interesting question. Both times I've taken Valcyte, I've noticed a HUGE improvement in symptoms at the 6-7 month mark. It's so distinct, I've been wondering what could be happening consistently at 6 months -- not before, and not as much later. Maybe it's the anti-inflammatory effect kicking in.
Have you searched for these meds lowering oxidative stress?
I googled it and it called it Cytovene.
Cytovene is the IV form. The oral form is the prodrug Valcyte.
I'm just saying, nowhere does it say Valcyte
Valganciclovir is Valcyte. Valcyte is the trade name.
i guess this explains why valcyte helped a tiny bit a few years ago, when i was bedridden. i never really had high antibodies to the herpes viruses.
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