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have flu: should I use immune-boosting supplements

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by KathySkes, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. KathySkes

    KathySkes

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    Hi, I came down with the flu yesterday for the first time since knowing that I have CFS. In the past I would have automatically used immune-boosting supplements like elderberry, echinacea, etc. but it occurred to me that maybe I shouldn't stimulate the immune system since CFS may be related to auto-immune disorder? Anyone have thoughts on this? I hope I have posted this in the correct category. Thanks in advance for any responses.
     
  2. lnester7

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    I am been given Modulators instead of boosting, If I take Boosters, I WILL KNOW, Equinacea, Prooboost... I get so intense flu like symptoms that is why I avoid it. If you feel better, I would do it. I have learn to trust my body.

    Some people here do Need Boosters, Some Modulators and some Supressors. I knew before I got my Inmune profile that I did the best on modulators so trust whatever your body tells you. My 2 cents (Not a doctor or a pro or anything).
     
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    I think I would go the other way; take some turmeric, ginger, Q10 and vitamin C to take the edge off. No reason to feel more bad than you have to. Unless your immune system is extremely weak, it shouldn't have trouble with a regular flu virus. I believe the inflammation (immune response) is actually more damaging than the virus itself.
     
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    In addition to Vitamin C, I think 1 gram/hour is suggested. I would also do high doses of Vitamin D. How are your levels?

    GG
     
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    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    I'm better with Elderberry and Vit C when I have the flu but I can't tolerate echinacea at all.

    Hope you feel better soon!
     
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    I suggest "regular" high doses of C (make sure it is a good with which has also bioflavonoids for aborption). You need to take it at the very least twice daily as it doesnt stay in the system for long.
     
  7. KathySkes

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    Thanks everyone, I didn't get as sick as I had feared, I had a temp of 100.6 for the first evening then none after that, and my symptoms were completely gone after several days. Maybe it wasn't the flu or I am taking better care of myself and it didn't linger.
     

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