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  1. sometexan84

    Abilify- Stanford Clinic Patients

    I'm not sure. But Cyclophosphamide is a pro-drug as well, and they mentioned it specifically. I assumed they were listing specific medications. According to this article, it sounds like only patients w/ impaired renal function should be concerned:
  2. L

    Abilify- Stanford Clinic Patients

    ...into our DNA and our mitochondrial DNA, thus causing mitochondrial toxicity and reducing mitochondrial DNA generation. Btw, valacyclovir (Valtrex) is a higher bioavailability pro-drug for acyclovir, so in your body it gets completely converted into acyclovir and this is the molecule that has...
  3. sometexan84

    Abilify- Stanford Clinic Patients

    ...all seem to have been on 3 grams/day. Not that I'm saying 3g/day is overdosing... I think Dr Lerner used this dose. I'm on 500mg, 3x/day Valtrex. I do see a recent study on Impact of pharmacological agents on mitochondrial function: a growing opportunity? that mentions Acyclovir...
  4. sometexan84

    Abilify- Stanford Clinic Patients

    Why
  5. L

    Abilify- Stanford Clinic Patients

    My worry is that taking nucleoside analogs (a class of antivirals, such a Valtrex, Famvir, Valcyte) in and of themselves cause mitochondrial dysfunction and toxicity.
  6. S

    Did Dr. Lerners patients who improved on high dose Valtrex all have positive EA?

    Thank you so much for sharing!! Did you get any positive results with Valcyte? How are you feeling now and what are you taking? Thank you in advance!
  7. J

    Did Dr. Lerners patients who improved on high dose Valtrex all have positive EA?

    @Treeman, I believe that you are mixing up Valtrex and Valcyte. It has been 12 years, but as I remember the dosage for Valcyte patients is 450 mg twice a day. Dr. Lerner used both drugs as conditions warranted. Valcyte is a very expensive drug, Walmart will sell you a months worth, 60...
  8. Learner1

    Did Dr. Lerners patients who improved on high dose Valtrex all have positive EA?

    I only had high VCA IgG and a positive PCR for EBV. Did Valcyte for 20 months. Brain fog cleared in 30 days, great improvement. He kept me on it until I had four successive negative EBV PCRs.
  9. J

    Did Dr. Lerners patients who improved on high dose Valtrex all have positive EA?

    I attended a conference in 2008 where Dr. Lerner was a part of a round table discussion. He used both Valtrex and Valcyte on his patients, and when asked how long he kept the patients on the drugs, his answer was" until they were 80% recovered". He stated that at the time he had one patient on...
  10. G

    Anyone had better result with valtrex vs zovirax?

    I had less side effects with Zovirax, although I had been on the Zovirax for over a year before trying to switch to Valtrex, so that may have had a role. In the end, all the benefits I got came in the first 2 months of taking Zovirax, and after a year I felt no different whether on...
  11. Hip

    Did Dr. Lerners patients who improved on high dose Valtrex all have positive EA?

    Dr Lerner's criterion for an active EBV infection in ME/CFS (which he would treat with Valtrex if there were no other herpesvirus co-infections) is high antibody levels in the VCA IgM and/or high antibody levels in EA IgG diffuse tests. Refs: 1 2
  12. H

    Did Dr. Lerners patients who improved on high dose Valtrex all have positive EA?

    My doctor says Valtrex won’t help because all of my EBV tests are negative except for IGG. He said if my EA was positive he’d be open to trying Valtrex. Now I know Valtrex doesn’t work for everyone but I was wondering if everyone who was helped by it in his study had a positive Early Antigen? Or...
  13. Pyrrhus

    Anyone had better result with valtrex vs zovirax?

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) is a newer form of Acyclovir (Zovirax). Valacyclovir is generally considered preferable to Acyclovir because it is better absorbed and only needs to be taken twice a day, whereas Acyclovir requires frequent doses throughout the day. Hope this helps.
  14. C

    Abilify- Stanford Clinic Patients

    The benefits may transpire slowly and in that case it is possible you can run ahead of them if you overdo it, and thereby promting another crash. I think this is what happened to me whilst taking valtrex.
  15. stefanosstef

    Abilify- Stanford Clinic Patients

    I understand your position but some people are not mild cases and they don't put the same things on the scale.The side effects you have in mind have to do with full dose aripiprazole.Also I wouldn't call it "hyped" when the Stanford use it and announced it, even semi officially, as a very...
  16. JES

    Abilify- Stanford Clinic Patients

    A large number of drugs can potentially damage the mitochondria, but what matters is the extent. Antivirals like Valtrex do this as well, I experienced a major worsening following a short course. On the other hand, quite a few people with ME/CFS report no difference or some even end up feeling...
  17. 2

    Tips on tolerating Valcyte?

    Hi @geekbread - I looked over my Valtrex journal notes from 2017 and initially started with 500 mg x 3 daily. That was too much so I cut back to 500 mg x 2 daily. I had some side effects (just feeling overall lousier) for awhile but that eventually settled down and I actually had some...
  18. Pyrrhus

    Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction

    For most applications of Valtrex, 1 gram in the morning and 1 gram at night is typically recommended. Personally, I take twice that amount spread throughout the day, but my situation is not typical. Some people have strong reactions and have a hard time tolerating even just 1 gram per day...
  19. ChookityPop

    Jarisch–Herxheimer reaction

    How are you dosing valtrex? Would love to hear how other people dosing it too? How often, how big of a dose etc