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Starting Famvir today!

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by minkeygirl, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    I'll be getting my first RX of Famvir this afternoon and I'm very excited. I'll be taking 250 mgs 2x day.

    I'm going to start slow, 125 mgs 2x/day for a few days and go up. I did that when I started Acyclovir and had no problems with it.

    Watch out you damn viruses!
     
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    Sparrowhawk Senior Member

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    Very best to you as you embark on this Famvir journey, and do please let us all know how it goes!

    Are you taking it with Acyclovir, or did you stop that one at some point?
     
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    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    I stopped my Acyclovir this morning in anticipation of getting my RX today. I'm hoping since I was already on an antiviral I won't have any die-off issues.

    As soon as I am at the 250 mgs x2, I'm adding Oxymatrine.

    Thanks for the support!
     
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    Iquitos Senior Member

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    What dosage and timing were you doing acyclovir?

    Good luck and please keep us updated on your experience!
     
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    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    Took 250 mgs yesterday and 250 this a.m. Feeling exhausted, a bit nauseated and I have a headache. I'm assuming die off.

    I want to split the pills but they aren't scored. I didn't think you should split something if not scored.

    Mink
     
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    minkeygirl Senior Member

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    Not much too tell. I realized yesterday that the back spasms I've been having are from the Famvir. It seems this is a problem with it. So the question for me is, will it go away as it has with others on Valcyte or is this it?

    I'm on 125 mgs 2x/day. I will go up another 125 mgs I Friday. I can't tell if it's making any difference. I had a brutal day yesterday so tomorrow will be interesting.

    I see the doc who rx'd it December 3rd so I'll tell her about the spasms. She wasn't familiar with Famvir so I'm not sure if she'll say stop. If so I'll ask for Valtrex.

    I don't know if I want to be this miserable. Right now my back is like concrete. I got some muscle relaxants today which has done nothing.

    So there you go.
     
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    UPDATE: I am stopping the Famvir. Not only was my back in constant spasm but I was also having pains across the front of my ribcage and areas that felt like huge knots.

    I did not take any this morning and I fell 100% better.

    Next is Valtrex.
     

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