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My Valcyte pilgrimage

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by OnlyInDreams, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. OnlyInDreams


    Southern USA
    OK so I've decided to revive my old Valcyte thread today. The thing is, I'm no longer taking Valcyte so I will probably start a new thread soon.

    At any rate, I have a TON of updates. Lots of changes since my last post on here. I have been Valcyte-free since Christmas Day 2013. I have changed my entire approach to treating this condition. I'm now taking TCMs, or Traditional Chinese Medicine herbs in powdered form. You have to make sure the extraction yields a high concentration of the relevant compounds. And you want 100% solubility (i make a tea with them). Specifically, the TCMs I use are:

    Baikal chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis) 30% Baicalin - 15 grams twice a day
    Astragalus membranaceus 40% polysacharrides - 15 grams twice a day
    Sophora flavescens - 5:1 extract - 6 grams twice a day

    I'm also taking other supplements & meds as well. They include:

    BHT (Butylated hydroxytoluene) 500 - 1000mg daily
    Monolaurin 600mg daily
    White Tiger brand Oxymatrine 400 - 600mg daily
    St. Johns Wort 600mg daily
    Taurine (for heart issues) 6 grams daily
    Valtrex 1 gram twice a day
    Lysine 1500mg twice a day

    The core (and most noticeably effective) part of my treatment is definitely the 3 TCMs. The infection seems to have relocated (or spread) to my heart, although I cannot prove this. But i can FEEL it. And it doesn't feel good at all. Constant pressure and pain on the left side of my chest (ie the heart). I've had numerous tests done by a cardiologist, which yielded nothing. I'm genuinely terrified of what COULD happen to my heart if left untreated. So i'm left to treat this thing on my own (of which like 80% of us are already doing).

    Anyways, I just wanted to share with everyone what my regimen is currently. I've tweaked it numerous times, but this seems to be the most effective combination. Getting the right dosage is critical...and tricky. The dosage I've listed above works for me. It may or may not work for you. You just have to tweak and adjust where you see fit.

    The heart issues that I have right now are highly alarming for me. The GOOD NEWS is that the astragalus, sophora root and taurine have ALL SORTS of benefits for the heart, heart cells, blood flow, heart rate control, etc, etc. They are my defense system against, what appears to be, a heart infection.

    Valcyte is such a toxic drug. I'm so glad that i'm not taking it anymore. Although, I believe it was necessary to reach the level of health I'm at now. So I have no regrets.

    Bottom line is, what I have listed up there WORKS for me. It keeps my fatigue down and my energy up. It clears my head and sharpens my focus. It relaxes my mind, body, and heart...all of that WITHOUT ANY VALCYTE and WITHOUT ANY SIDE EFFECTS.

    TCMs are the WAY TO GO!! They are natural plants pulled from the earth! The secret is to take high doses. Like between 6 and 15 grams. And to take them in combination. That's the other key. The COMBINED effects make all the difference in the world. And make sure they're standardized or at least have a high extract ratio!!!!!!!


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