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Persistent sore throat (PVFS)

gbells

Improved ME from 2 to 6
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Doxycycline is a great drug if you have a history of animal exposure that could have given you a bacterial co-infection and signs of infection. However, it has the side effect of suppressing inflammation so it is common for it to mask problems. Your degeneration could just be that is acting as an anti-inflammatory. Usually if you have a bacterial infection it clears after two weeks, longer if you are on an immunosuppressant (6 weeks). So you could be just getting anti-inflammatory relief from the drug rather than it accomplishing anything
 

Blazer95

..and we built castles in the Sky.
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the amount of people here with permanent sore throat stuns me. I have developed it myself like 2 months ago and it doesnt seem to go away anymore.

If you ever get a new symptom, it likes to stick around huh? Shit. I Can barely swallow and they even looked in to my throat.

They said "mild inflammation" but nothing much they can do about it. They gave me pantoprazol wich doesnt do anything at all.
 

godlovesatrier

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Valtrex got rid of mine and it hasn't come back. I now take 500mg a day. Hope to go down to 1g a week next year.

Reishi mushroom from lif extension will increase your NK cell function. I think that can help in also clearing inflammation which is driven by a virus. I haven't had any throat or neck inflammation in a long time.

Good luck.
 

Blazer95

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I have Had CMV positive LTT and I thank you for your Information.

Hope you stay Well!
 
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@godlovesatrier - I've had 3 different types of sore throats that I can identify. In the early stages of getting ill, I would get a sore throat every time I got over-tired. Also my feet hurt with a burning feeling, as though I had worn ill-fitting shoes, only I hadn't. I eventually identified this as being linked to my adrenal glands and a pantothenic acid deficiency, with the help of a book by Adelle Davis on nutrition. I started taking pantothenic acid, which helped. Be aware though that pantothenic acid can deplete taurine and taurine helps protect the brain against glutamate-induced excitotoxicity (I developed a severe sensitive to msg in all its iterations after many years on pantothenic acid, which was reversed when I stopped the pantothenic acid and started taking taurine).

I'm also prone to strep infections, and for those I use colloidal silver. Antibiotics also work of course but the colloidal silver seems more effective. At one time I had strep with such frequency I would have had to take ABX almost constantly, not a good thing.

And then there are sore throats linked to EBV and other viruses. For this I use andrographis and echinacea.

I don't get blood work each time I get a sore throat. I just go by what seems most likely, and if the andrographis and echinacea don't do the job, then I add in colloidal silver which usually knocks it out;

Have you been tested for strep?
Hi, @Mary How are you? I am learning a lot with the forum. Now I am taking methyl b9 and B12. But they gives me a bad reaction. When I take them, I experience neuropathic pain and generalized pain throughout my body, but at the same time I feel very alert, my intelligence increases, I feel anger and a strange feeling of excitement that is not nervousness or anxiety I read your post about monosodium glutamate, what symptoms did you have?
 
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godlovesatrier

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My persistent sore throat returned about five weeks ago. Due to crashing every week. It goes away over a few weeks eventually but by that point normally comes back again. Valtrex gets rid of it every morning for about five hours. So it must be caused by ebv. Also why it gradually goes away over time. These stupidly low doses of valtrex I'm prescribed are useless. But long term the drug is no better either. Might be testing tenofovir in the next twelve months pending script from new Dr.
 

Mary

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Hi, @Mary How are you? I am learning a lot with the forum. Now I am taking methyl b9 and B12. But they gives me a bad reaction. When I take them, I experience neuropathic pain and generalized pain throughout my body, but at the same time I feel very alert, my intelligence increases, I feel anger and a strange feeling of excitement that is not nervousness or anxiety I read your post about monosodium glutamate, what symptoms did you have?

Hi @yellowspain - I'm going to reply to you in a different thread, this one that you started: https://forums.phoenixrising.me/threads/too-much-methylation-im-dessesperate.91276/#post-2461950

Because I think your problem has to do with methylation and I don't want to throw this thread about sore throats off track.

So click on the link I put above and you'll see my reply - :nerd:
 
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