Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by Clerner, Jan 10, 2016.
I always see valtrex and it's derivatives on list but never famvir?
You are thinking of Valcyte, which is a different drug to Valtrex.
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?
Just read article again and it was valcyte. So I guess valtrex and famvir are not microglial inhibitors. Too bad. Thanks for the response!
Can depend on what viruses you have as a common cause of microglia activation is viral infections .
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.
@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.
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??
Ok, so not directly. Unfortunately, the famvir may not touch the parvovirus. Thanks for the info.!
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??
Thanks for the suggestions!
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