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Is famvir a microglial inhibitor?

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by Clerner, Jan 10, 2016.

  1. Clerner

    Clerner Senior Member

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    I always see valtrex and it's derivatives on list but never famvir?
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    You are thinking of Valcyte, which is a different drug to Valtrex.
     
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    Clerner Senior Member

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    So valcyte is a microglial inhibitor, not valtrex? I know I read an article by court Johnson that was showing valtrex was an inhibtor. So what about famvir?
     
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    Just read article again and it was valcyte. So I guess valtrex and famvir are not microglial inhibitors. Too bad. Thanks for the response!
     
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    heapsreal iherb 10% discount code OPA989,

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    Can depend on what viruses you have as a common cause of microglia activation is viral infections .
     
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    Yes, I have 3 viruses: ebv, parvovirus and hhv6, but I haven't seen anywhere on lists that it inhibits microglial cells. I feel like I always have throbbing/inflammation pain all thru body and muscle spasms/twitching even in intestines. If Famvir is not inhibitor, thinking of
    asking dr. for LDN.
     
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    @heapsreal I have researched ldn and it can help for pain, depression (I have severe), immunity, calming microglial cells and even IBS. I think it might be worth a try.
     
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    What im getting at is that if famvir can lower the amount of viruses that could be increasing microglia , so indirectly lower microglia by stopping viruses that produce it??
     
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    Ok, so not directly. Unfortunately, the famvir may not touch the parvovirus. Thanks for the info.!
     
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    It may help microglia from ebv or cmv activation?? To treat parvo ivig is what cfs guru drs would use. Otherwise I would look into interferon inducers such as inosine /immunovir or i think dr chia has used equilibrant although its mostly used for enteroviruses .

    Just my opinion but i would try and treat the viruses first before worrying about microglia which may be caused from the viruses anyway .

    If no luck with that then look at directly treating the microglia and other causes of inflammation like tnf alpha and other cytokines and having good adrenal hormone balance- dhea/cortisol ratio. Good quality sleep is also important for reducing inflammation .

    Dont stop research microglia as u may stumble across something helpful. I guess its like not putting all your eggs in one basket??
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions!
     
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