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Insanely High HHV6 Level

Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by lejones1, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. lnester7

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    I was given Famvir for hh6v, I just started so I cannot comment on how its working on my numbers. Symptoms wise So far so good. Is taking care of my permanent head buzz
     
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    Yes heaps, I read tht, however, my dr. wants me to try valtrex first. She wants me on it for 6 weeks as a trial. Actually, her recommendation came in Dec. I've been putting it off trying to get settled with the SMP first.
    Sooooooo, I need to research a good manufacturer. More on this when I get going
     
  3. cph13

    cph13 Senior Member

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    I'm hearin' you guys.....I may drop her a line tomorrow. Thank you BOTH @heaps and @Inester.
    JIC, still hopin' to hear from anyone on "any recommendations on possible manufacturers on Ayclovir"????
     
  4. heapsreal

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    give valtrex ashot you never know.
    My understanding on valtrex and acyclovir is that valtrex converts to acyclovir in the body but at a much higher percentage then acyclovir itself, if that makes sense, basically taking the same dose of valtrex or aycylovir then the blood levels will be much higher with valtrex. I think cost side of things acyclovir is cheaper but then again u have to take higher doses to match the blood levels of valtrex so cost wise its much of a muchness??
     
  5. Ema

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    My acyclovir is from Ranbaxy, filled at Target.

    Ema
     
  6. cph13

    cph13 Senior Member

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    I will 1st call the pharmacist about $$$. Than I will e-mail my dr. and gingerly ask her about Famvir. She happens to be one of the best in this area and ummmm......on the CFIDS board. I wonder if maybe the side effects are worse on v. vs. f. She is cautious in that respect. Thanks Heaps.
     
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    Thanks Ema. Rather than asking ques. I will backtrack and read what U have posted about it. I may have some questions. I'm pooped too pooped to do anything tonite. I just wanted to address everyones posts before bedtime. Happy healing. Hugs to all
     
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    Dr Lerner told me that his patients had better luck with the Mylan and Teva generics than the others. He would request it specifically on the prescription to make sure we got the right one.

    I go along with others in saying that Famvir would be a better than Valtrex for HHV-6. However, it might help to reduce some HSV, VZV, or EBV, which might make the Valcyte treatment easier later.
     
  9. heapsreal

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    i think dr lerner mentions that valtrex/acyclovir have a higher incidence of kidney stones where this risk is greatly reduced in famvir.
     
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    Thanks for that info!

    I'm going to see Lerner at the end of this month and I am curious to see what else he will recommend.

    Ema
     
  11. cph13

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    SOC, heaps and ema
    First, thanks for all your responses. My pharma advises Valtrex is easier on the body than Famvir. My specialist takes it slow (maybe to a fault) but I did email her today. My insurance will pay for either so, it's up to her now.
    SOC I knew I read something somewhere. Thank you, now I feel a lot better no matter what she decided.

    I am so appreciative of PR and all you guys with all the help, advise, honest opinions and brilliance that is contained within these forums. Happy Healing and Hugs to all.
     
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    Good luck! He's an amazing guy. Definitely old school, but knows his stuff about infectious diseases. He wasn't doing anything with immune tests/function when we saw him, but he's well worth it for the ID treatment. :)
     
  13. cph13

    cph13 Senior Member

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    UPDATE: Dr. (without hesitation) wrote a new script for Famvir 1-500mg a day. It was filled with Apotex famciclovir on 3/19. I am happy to say, although only a week, I have had NO side effects but also no healing, so to speak. I hope the generic and brand is OK. I was so excited to get the script which was recommended by all of you. I forgot to ask about generic companies on this one.....so.....ANY SUGGESTIONS? Man I can't thank all of you enough. I will probably start a blog a) for others who were in my situation and b) for my ever decreasing memory.
    I do feel being on Freddd's protocol has helped. I hope FREDDD see's this.
    I humbly :D THANK each and every one of you for ALL your assistance, always. What a remarkable group PE has here.



    May the joys of this "great holiday" bring us all much joy, happiness and HEALING.
    Chow for now.
     
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