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What info do I need

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by dmbaken, Nov 24, 2011.

  1. dmbaken

    dmbaken

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    Hi all,

    I'm wondering what info I need to we need but first a little background.

    My wife has ME which came on during pregnant. She has now had it for about 14 years. We have 4 daughters.
    We have two daughters who got glandular fever when they were about 3, had low energy during their childhood which got worse at puberty (now are 15 and 19) and fit the Canadian Def..
    We have another daughter (20) who had 14 months very sick from a head injury when she was about 14. When she was about 18 she came down with two virus' in a row and it seemed as if the head injury had return (not logical now we look back but I don't anyone wanted to admit that it was maybe ME). After 14 months of being very unwell she was admitted to ED with an infection. They did not know what it was so they threw everything at it (3 days of IV Aciclovir 300mg Q8H, 4 days of IV Ceftriaxone 2g Q8H, 3.5 days Metronidazole 500mg Q8H). This not only got rid of her infection but her other symptoms improved substantially. She never got 100% health back but she was much better. Unfortunately she is now declining again and we are wondering what to do. We are in New Zealand and there is no way we will get IV meds again just for the ME symptoms. We have a supportive GP but he is cautious.

    I'm wondering what I need to know so I can maybe convince our GP to try oral antivirals.
    Are there any published studies by people such as Dr Lerner?
    To be honest I'm not sure what to ask but would grateful for any ideas.
    I am constantly amazed at how much you all know and remember.

    Thanks for anything you can offer.

    Don
     
  2. xrunner

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    Hi Don,
    here's the link to Dr Lerner's site, there's info on tests he performs routinely, medications and and also link to his studies.
    http://www.treatmentcenterforcfs.com/CFS_Foundation/index.html
    My personal view is that IV is not always more effective than oral meds, other than in specific cases.
    All the best
     
  3. dmbaken

    dmbaken

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    Thanks for that.

    Don
     
  4. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Can you be more specific on where to find info on "tests he performs routinely and medications"?

    thanks,

    GG
     
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    xrunner Senior Member

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