Search results for query: Valcyte

  1. G

    What’s next?

    Ah cool. Yeah I want to try some more of that. I did 3 months at 450 mg last year as that was all my doctor would prescribe.. Planning on just ordering from ADC and doing it properly in a few months. Currently waiting on Valtrex to come in - hopefully makes it through customs ok.. You finding...
  2. Martin aka paused||M.E.

    What’s next?

    Oops typo .i meant Valcyte.
  3. G

    Valtrex, valacyclovir dose standard?

    Do you recall what tests you had done for the viruses and what your results were? Thank you
  4. Thebirdman333

    We can get Peginterferon Lambda now!!!

    ...for ME. We are nowhere near discovering all Entroviruses, so still possible. Because valtrex is mainly used to treat Herpes Viruses while Valcyte is more powerful and reserved for Retroviridae/HIV/AIDS, generally. None of those treat Picornaviruses; Enteroviruses being a part of the...
  5. Daffodil

    We can get Peginterferon Lambda now!!!

    ...(including very frequest testing at Lerner's office for almost 2 yrs), EBV showed elevated antibodies for any antigen. IgG or IgM. It was insane. Yrs of valtrex and valcyte and even IV Vistide for a while did nothing or almost nothing Also, during acute phase,I do not recall any major gut...
  6. nryanh94

    Equillibrant ?

    Can equillibrant be taken with Valcyte and Spiro? ive been on both for about 3.5 months (no benefit yet) and was hoping to add equillibrant to help. Additionally what is the reccomended protection taking equillibrant? I know it was something along the lines of starting with half a tablet and...
  7. nerd

    Which antivirals are able to cross the BBB?

    ...and the drug with the smallest mutagenicity potential. It can still damage tubular cells though. The following study is the only one on Valcyte (valganciclovir) CSF concentrations I know. Human pharmacokinetics of the antiviral drug DHPG (1986) [10.1038/clpt.1986.177] The 67% seems to be...
  8. Hip

    Rega Compound 17 & Compound A - Potential Cures for Chronic Coxsackie B

    ...on in vitro data. To give you some reference, when I calculate the Potency Factor for standard commercial antiviral drugs like Valrex or Valcyte, they typically come out around about 4,000, give or take a 1,000 or so. You can see that pleconaril has a rather varied effect on different...
  9. Nuno

    Which antivirals are able to cross the BBB?

    Hip, incredible write up as usual. Appreciate a lot your insight, where would we be without you? I didn't know Prozac had a cumulative antiviral effect on the brain, that's interesting! It's weird people don't feel any improvement on it at all. If there is no low level viral persistence in the...
  10. Hip

    Which antivirals are able to cross the BBB?

    ...at all, and so do not really enter the brain. The antivirals which are usually used to target herpesviruses in ME/CFS, Valtrex, Famvir and Valcyte all cross the BBB reasonably easily. Cidofovir crosses it to a degree. Tenofovir does not cross the BBB. For enteroviruses, Epivir crosses the...
  11. G

    Chinese skullcap seems to correct PEM/the energy problem in ME

    ...when I first looked into it but I have had tests every few weeks/months for this entire period, including during a 3 month treatment with valcyte and my liver has been fine the entire time. I do take a couple of grams of NAC daily though and have been taking milk thistle for a few months now...
  12. heapsreal

    HSV/VCV/CMV/HHV-6 - how to combine meds

    Another option to talk over with ones dr, which may help as with some pts on this forum have found helpful treating cmv and hhv6 which valcyte is used for, is to change to famvir and drop valtrex and valcyte. Some cfs drs also prefer famvir before stepping up to use valcyte. In the mean time...
  13. Hip

    HSV/VCV/CMV/HHV-6 - how to combine meds

    AllDayChemist is even cheaper, and is used by patients on this forum. A list of reliable pharmacies where you can buy cheap generic drugs is found here.
  14. D

    HSV/VCV/CMV/HHV-6 - how to combine meds

    ...territory. Her MD put her on Valtrex 2-0-2 and Isoprinosine. The effects after three weeks were barely noticeable. Today, he prescribed Valcyte 450mg 2-0-2 and we are expecting artesunate from Hepaling to arrive next week. My friend is not exactly on the financially rich side and Valcyte...
  15. heapsreal

    How many of you have not found signs of persistent infection?

    Ive used valcyte, and it helped. Not a game changer for me. Famvir seems more effective and less sides for me.
  16. Martin aka paused||M.E.

    How many of you have not found signs of persistent infection?

    Do you think Tenofovir would do a similar job for EBV?
  17. Learner1

    How many of you have not found signs of persistent infection?

    I had negative EBV EA and EBNA antibodies but positive PCR and VCA IgG. Treatment with Valcyte was a game changer.
  18. Learner1

    Advice for the *First* Doctor Visit?

    ...hypothyroidism or dick thyroid syndrome Hydrocortisone for adrenal insufficiency Testosterone for low T DHEA and pregnenolone Antivirals like Valcyte, Valtrex, Famvir, etc Antibiotics for Lyme and co-infections, atypical pneumonias,cetc. Intravenous immunoglobulins for immunodeficiency or...
  19. Learner1

    Different recovery stories

    My 2 Modernas reactivated HHV6 (PCR positive). It has taken both Valcyte and Famvir to beat it back. You might check into this and other herpes viruses - there are published cases of shingles and EBV reactivating.