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Valcyte (plus) Update

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by SOC, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Butydoc

    Butydoc President

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    SOC, Have you used any anti-inflammatory drugs while on Valcyte.
    Dr. Montoya now uses anti-inflammatory on his patients. He feels the inflammatory component of the disease is damaging and needs to be addressed. I started on both Valcyte and colchine almost 10 mo ago with slow continued progress. He claims he has seen impressive results with this combination.

    Gary
     
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  2. Jenny

    Jenny Senior Member

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    Hi Gary

    Can I ask - what is colchine? Nothing comes up when I Google it.
     
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  3. SOC

    SOC Senior Member

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    No, we had no anti-inflammatory drugs while on Valcyte. Now we take the standard anti-inflammatory combo Drs Rey and Klimas recommend -- fish oil, vitamin C, coq10, and.... um.... something else. :confused:

    I have to agree that the inflammation we're dealing with is a big problem.
     
  4. Ema

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    He might have meant colchicine???

    Ema
     
  5. Butydoc

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    Thanks Ema for correcting my spelling. The drug I'm on is colchicine. He recently increased my dosage from .6 mg to .9 mg/day.
    He told me if my progress becomes stagnant he would consider using a stronger drug, like methotrexate. He claims he is seeing a very strong cytokine inflammatory profile in cfs/me patients. He should be publishing his results soon.

    Gary
     
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    I'm looking forward to that publication. I think all the docs who are actually doing cytokine testing are seeing the same thing. We need this info published and accepted.
     
  7. Butydoc

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    Hi Jenny,
    Colchicine is an anti-inflammatory drug most commonly used in acute flair-ups of gout. The drug has been around for at least 50 years.

    Gary
     

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