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did your symptoms initially get worse on AV's?

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by ebethc, Sep 29, 2016.

  1. ebethc

    ebethc Senior Member

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    My throat, lungs, and sinuses all feel itchy and inflamed.... I'm hoping this is a sign that the virus is being disrupted. The pollution & pollen levels are not particularly high, so I don't think there's anything else it could be... I've read that EBV lives in epithelial tissue, too, so this seems consistent..
     
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    Yes, you can split the pill so you can tolerate better and increase slowly by one quarter (ask your doctor). I had to skip a day do one quarter then do quarter daily and so forth.
    I think herxing too bad is contra productive, start low and slow.
     
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    I have not tried prescription anti-virals but have been on herbal anti-virals for 15 months now and yes my symptoms got worse for a time. I agree with Inester 7 to start low and slow. I had to adjust dosages accordingly if the die off got to be too much. I remember having a sore throat for almost 3 months when I started. I finally turned a corner and have not had any problems as far as symptoms getting worse.............they have gotten much better. It did take some time though.
     
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    Which AV did you take?
     
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    Which herbal AV's did you take?
     
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    Cats Claw, Licorice root liquid , L-lysine, Vit. C, and Zinc.
     
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    Famvir I still take
     
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    ebethc Senior Member

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    how many grams per day? any side effects?
     
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    IT has been a Process, at first started at 250mg twice a day, increased now to 500mg twice a day.

    At first I would get fluish and malaise. Now no side effects
     
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