Question on Famvir

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I’ve been taking Famvir for about 2-3 months now, started at 500mg twice a day and have bumped to 3 times a day. I was curious for people that have seen improvement from Famvir, how long did it take? And at what dosage.

just curious if I should switch over to valcyte.

thanks all,
 

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I’ve been taking Famvir for about 2-3 months now, started at 500mg twice a day and have bumped to 3 times a day. I was curious for people that have seen improvement from Famvir, how long did it take? And at what dosage.

just curious if I should switch over to valcyte.

thanks all,
After 3 months when i first started i noticed i hadnt crashed. Took 6 months before i could say i felt alot better. I did and do still get crashes when on famvir but they arent as hard or as long as when off famvir. Viral issues i have a cmv, ebv, varicella.
 

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After 3 months when i first started i noticed i hadnt crashed. Took 6 months before i could say i felt alot better. I did and do still get crashes when on famvir but they arent as hard or as long as when off famvir. Viral issues i have a cmv, ebv, varicella.
What was the dose you were taking? I'm at 250mg a day and whenever I try to up the dose I end up getting migraines.

Also, do the benefits vanish if you stopped taking famvir?

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What was the dose you were taking? I'm at 250mg a day and whenever I try to up the dose I end up getting migraines.

Also, do the benefits vanish if you stopped taking famvir?

Thank you
I started on 250mg twice a day and after a few years went to 500mg twice a day.
For me the benefits dont last long when i stop. Currently taking famvir very irregularly last 18 months due to supply issues. So i have regressed.

If 250mg once a day you can tolerate then just stick with that. After a few weeks or months try upping it to twice a day.

The initail poster mentions valcyte. Personally id leave it alone for 12 months before considering it. Work on increasing nk function as well.