"He" is Dr. Chia. Dosage .6mg colchicine twice a day. 50mg Indocin twice a day. She has since been lowered to 50mg of Indocin once a day.@tntntwins ~ may I ask "He" who/or which Dr prescribed the Colchicine and Indocin combo? Also what was the doseage? Does your daughter have any symptoms of idiopathic gout as well? Personally I suffer from pericarditis along with sever angina that leave me flat on my back. I was diagnosed with pericarditis when I was 17 (a long time ago). I maintained it with no problem for decades on Inderal. Now I take a mantenice dose and Colchicine for idiopathic gout.
@Hip - A question for you, do you know of another function for 'antiviral' or 'immune modulating' effect Colchicine could have? I noted that a few ME/CFS Drs use it for thief patients~~ Thank U
Pardon me but who is Michael VanElzakker? Do you have an article he published? I would really appreciate a link or reference.
Yes it is. He is the one that developed the product.I looked at the ingredients in Equilibrant. Is this what Dr. Chia is using?
He has also used things like lamivudine, amantadine, ribavirin, interferon, tenofovir, inosine, and probably others that I'm forgetting. Not all or any of these things will necessarily have an effect in every case.Is this all he presently uses as an ant-viral?
this is a transcript of an interview with VanElzakker I read a little while ago - it's is really fascinating! I'm convinced this is definitely my husband's issue since he has very screwed up vagus nerve reactions.
I apologize that I have not read the beginning posts of this thread so I might be off-topic, with my own post here.
But I just read SOME of this linked interview and it is pretty interesting. I hope to be able to check it out more, another day. Does he end up making specific recommendations for people to try, while they wait for continued research in that direction?
I looked at the ingredients in Equilibrant. Is this what Dr. Chia is using? This product is basically herbal anti-virals of astralgus and olive leaf extract as well as mushroom extracts which can increase NK cells.
Is this all he presently uses as an ant-viral?
Apologies if I missed other treatments he uses in this thread. I think I saw IVIG as well.
looks like VanElzakkar is in the process of conducting two small scale studies using imaging equipment to identify vagal nerve activation in CFS/ME patients. If he has good results, he will use this as the basis to apply for a grant for a large scale study.
6. Any updates on Compound 17 CBV4 antiviral from Rega?
9. Some studies show Enteroviruses create autoantibodies that attack the heart and decrease its energy. Do you believe this could be happening with me? And if so, is there a good way to test for and treat those autoantibodies?
If Chia is able to give you a fuller name for this CVB4 antiviral compound, that would be interesting to learn. It may be a code name along the lines of RG-1234 or something like that.
One question you could ask Dr Chia if you don't mind is: Does oxymatrine only work for enterovirus-associated ME/CFS, or can oxymatrine also be used to treat ME/CFS associated with other viral infections, such as EBV, cytomegalovirus and HHV-6?