Search results for query: Valtrex

  1. pattismith

    Endothelial dysfunction and altered endothelial biomarkers in patients with post-COVID-19 syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS)

    ...COVID is linked to endothelial Insulin Resistance (this cause endothelial dysfunction via impaired vasodilation of the microvasculature)... Valtrex/valacyclovir is often used as a long lasting treatment for ME/CFS and this recent paper released in sept 2022 shows that this AntiHerpetic Drug...
  2. R

    Brincidofovir

    ...who have used Brincidofovir, unfortunately, I guess it's still very rare, even though the drug has been around a long time now. I wonder if Valtrex and Valcyte had no effect on a person, why would Brincidofovir succeed where other antivirals failed? Because it is such a broad-spectrum...
  3. godlovesatrier

    Which drugs are effective against herpesviruses HSV, EBV, CMV, VZV, HHV6, HHV8?

    ...good indication of how sick I am. I personally believe I'm very sick with herpes reactivations, as I am not well at the moment and taking valtrex unlike my normal reaction (I barely have any reaction) it made me very ill and most of my symptoms got much worse. However it could also be covid...
  4. Pearshaped

    Plaquenil- Herxing?

    Hi @Wonkmonk may I ask how it went ? Did it do anything for you ?
  5. R

    Which drugs are effective against herpesviruses HSV, EBV, CMV, VZV, HHV6, HHV8?

    ...I have been excited about Brincindofovir for a while. I have chronic Epstein-Barr virus, and treatment options are very scarce. I have tried Valtrex in the past, and tolerated it well, but it did not improve symptoms (which for me is mainly just chronic fatigue, sometimes rather severe). Does...
  6. vision blue

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    ...herpes viruses As ive losted on tbis list before, have been plagued with a recuurent berve/rash virus that heralded stage 2 of my cfs. At first i thought shingles but now think more likely hsv1. As ive also posted, am so envious of those of you who dont get sick from valtrex or acyclovir.
  7. heapsreal

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    ...basically we were chasing cmv as well and there was information getting around where famvir has some or more of an effects on cmv/hhv6 than valtrex. I did a couple of small one week trials of both but such a short time to notice anything but we went with famvir. It took a few months to...
  8. Jackal

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    ...start with Acyclovir/Valacyclovir first, or is it a fallback? What dosage of Famvir are you on? How great a difference did you find between Valtrex and Famvir? I think I always just excluded Famvir because of cost, I'd forgotten about it tbh but could be an option if pricing gets silly...
  9. heapsreal

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    Similar story to me. Chickenpox as kid andxas an adult and multiple cases of shingles. But I also thing I deal with cmv. I tend to do much better on the famvir then valtrex but if valtrex works that's good, it's a cheaper drug👍
  10. Jackal

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    I was reading a pharmaceutical sales report by product, and Valacyclovir sales have gone up 50% in 2021. Sorry, I don't have a link. It was just a cursory search on either Brave or Google. There seems to be no immediate search results as to why the sudden surge in sales. I had originally...
  11. Jackal

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    ...infection/outbreak. My young nephew was visiting a few/couple of years ago while having Chickenpox and coincidentally while I was off Valtrex, so I purposely succeeded in contracting it from him (had him use drinking straws which I shared all weekend). Unfortunately my usual GP was on holiday...
  12. godlovesatrier

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    The price has doubled for non generic valtrex. Although buying it from 4nrx has been impossible for over 6 months from memory. At any rate as heaps points out generic valtrex you should have no problem getting. But if you want the good stuff there does appear to be something going on.
  13. H

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    ...took more than 800mg in a day. My doctor did suggest trying it again, so that's something I may experiment with. Thanks for the info on the Valtrex. I have only tried natural antivirals (monolaurin, andrographis, allicin, oregano oil, thyme, etc) so the RX antivirals are something I may try...
  14. Jackal

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    Yes. Without question. +Diet +Quercetin Initially, I took it for a few months to see results, around 4 I think (I was on the verge of quitting). 500mg x6 daily. My GP is pretty cool, although he won't prescribe it for me he orders quarterly liver/kidney function blood tests to keep an eye...
  15. heapsreal

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

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  16. H

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    Is Valtrex the main thing you attribute to your current health? Hope you're able to source it.
  17. Jackal

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) Shortage?

    Is anyone else dependant on Valacyclovir having a problem sourcing it? I've been buying boxes of Valtrex 500mg x 42 for years without problems from 4NRX until they went out of stock about 6months ago and reporting supplier can no longer provide. Reluctantly I starting buying from Buy-Pharma...
  18. godlovesatrier

    Tenofovir Alafenamide anyone?

    ...SARS-COV2. However there's speculative evidence (two studies) that tenofovir does help with covid. I'll report back but it's my hope that I can contine with the TAF because the side effects and cost are all amazing compared to valtrex. I need to review this thread to see which viruses it hits!
  19. godlovesatrier

    Tenofovir Alafenamide anyone?

    ...on Friday and felt like sh**. Everything seemed to broadly reactivate and I got stuck back in a cortisol cascade. As I don't have any valtrex I took TAF on Sunday morning about 4am and when I woke up I felt a lot better. I was also able to sleep after taking TAF and my mood has improved...
  20. godlovesatrier

    Tenofovir Alafenamide anyone?

    ...modulates pro-inflammatory cytokines "up" so that might explain why Inosine makes people feel like shite. As for the tenofovir I haven't tried taking it again. The worsening of general function didn't seem like a good omen. Think my focus now will be valtrex, reishi mushroom and Inosine...
  21. D

    Valacyclovir (Valtrex) triggering anxiety?

    Hi, My PwME is on 1 g of Valacyclovir (Valtrex) a day, and I have noticed that she has become more anxious lately. I am wondering whether the medication is triggering her anxiety. Did anyone find themselves becoming more anxious when taking Valtrex? Thanks!
  22. heapsreal

    Immediate positive response to antivirals/immune-modulators, then worse?

    Do you take them all at once or do you mean separately. I had a quick look but couldn't find it, there was a study how zantac treated varicella virus and this was before antivirals were available. If I recall correctly it increased T cell function. I had some positive effects with zantac but...
  23. B

    Immediate positive response to antivirals/immune-modulators, then worse?

    ...I get a near-complete resolution of fatigue, headache, and any "sick" feeling like sore throat / temperature issues: valacyclovir (valtrex) ranitidine (zantac, no longer sold but I still have some) cimetidine (tagamet) But, the effect only lasts for around 24 hours, and then I become...
  24. Zebra

    Stanford CFS Clinic: what's it like in 2022?

    ...focused on what the clinic is doing now, so I can get my questions addressed. :) The first antiviral THEY suggested and prescribed to me was Valtrex. I couldn't tolerate it long-term, so I was switched to Famvir. I believe the rationale for prescribing antivirals to me was to prevent any...
  25. godlovesatrier

    Epstein-Barr virus behind the development of autoimmune diseases, cancer, ME/CFS and Long COVID

    ...the virus pops straight back to life and reinvadss all the same tissues. I felt it leave my tonsils and neck glands when I started famvir and valtrex but I also noticed it creep back into these tissues after stopping the avs. Very frustrating that there's no way to treat it. Joshua liesk...
  26. godlovesatrier

    Tenofovir Alafenamide anyone?

    ...viruses reactivate but instead of my body becoming sick and gradually getting them under control the viruses fight the antivirals making me incredibly fatigued, brainfogged and barely able to function. Valtrex caused me too many kidney issues. With long term dosing. I'm still debating valcyte.
  27. godlovesatrier

    Tenofovir Alafenamide anyone?

    ...the next day. Hard to tell if this was a coincidence or not but I slept a lot on Saturday but did loads of Sunday. Bare in mind I've taken famvir/valtrex for 2 months earlier in the year so viral load is probably more controlled. But I think for some unknown reason my viral load went up...
  28. godlovesatrier

    Epstein-Barr virus behind the development of autoimmune diseases, cancer, ME/CFS and Long COVID

    Great article @Manuel . The problem really as I see it is the antivirals. I've tried three so far and I feel like I'm getting nowhere. Valtrex seems to be best for ebv yet that gives my flank pain which I'm sure is kidney stone related. Famvir gives me terrible insomnia and angry episodes. TAF...
  29. godlovesatrier

    Tenofovir Alafenamide anyone?

    ...my body now not my eyes. I'll have to decide whether to continue at some point. On a plus note I haven't crashed on this stuff like I do on valtrex. Crashes on that were a hell of a lot worse. Which makes me think the combined broad spectrum effect of immune modulation and antiviral action...