This all started w mono about 13 years ago so I have a doc now who wants me to try antivirals.
Do you have a positive EBV PCR? Or titers suggesting chronic EBV? If so, I'd definitely do that, as EBV can hit your energy. I was on 1.8g Valcyte daily for 12 months, then 900mg for another 8, til I had 3 negative PCRs, and it greatly helped my energy and brain fog. The NAD+, which I started afterward, has improved on that.of course, we are going to give the antivirals a whirl first since I’ve never tried them.
Which ones? Have you had a MitoSwab test? Has he tested carnitine, CoQ10, B vitamins, antioxidants and aminos?He’s considering NAD as well for two reasons — my mitochondrial markers via a test a year or so ago are wonky
Sounds like worth a try. Go easy, though. Slow drip rate, and 150-250mg. With a Myers.So he’s thinking it might be worth a try to do some IVs and see if that helps my extreme dizziness, weird skin burning sensations, and lightheadedness.
Maybe look into PolyMVA IV as well. If you react badly to that, it would mean it's pulling toxins out of your mitos - we found I had arsenic toxicity that way, that was hitting my energy. Once the arsenic was gone, the PolyMVA gave me energy.
Do you take MitoQ? Though I need B2 and manganese (for Mn-SOD) more than CoQ10...
Have you also looked into peroxynitrites? An HDRI nitrotyrosine test would tell you if that's your problem.
And, if you have been on a lot of antibiotics, you might look into oxalates as the antibiotics wipe out oxalate degrading bacterial strains, and oxalates, which are sharp crystals can build up and damage mitos. High oxalic acid on a Great Plains OAT test would tell you if that's a problem. A Viome stool test can flag them, too.
I could only find 20mg NADH and it was expensive. NAD+ is relatively cheaper, and as I mentioned, is better for improving the NAD+/NADH ratio if that's a problem, which it is for many. Anecdotally, some people do OK on NADH for awhile, then it stops helping - I think it's because of the ratio and not being able to recycle back to NAD+ fast enough.is there a difference between NAD+ oral and NADH oral?