Anyone taking vitamin b12 with Sovaldi?

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lilaclily
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   Posted 8/21/2015 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I’m on the first week of taking Sovaldi. I just found out today that studies revealed vitamin b12 is helpful during hepatitis c treatment. I am thinking on taking 1000 mcg daily but I do not know when it would be better to take that: morning or evening? Anyone here taking vitamin b12?

ppm guy
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   Posted 8/21/2015 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi lilaclily
If you are taking ribavirin , it might be a good thing.
I used 800 mg folate, and 1200 mg b-12 when my hemoglobin got below ref range. But please run that by your doctor
Barry
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Dee K.
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   Posted 8/21/2015 11:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi pmm guy and Lila***y, I didn't know you can take vitamins, my PharMD said that can't take Vitamins or Herbs pills. It seems like it will help if we can take the B12 vitamins. I know going to get a lot of garlic, it helps me breath easier! I start my tx August 31 or Sep 1 2015.

Dog LeDon
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   Posted 8/22/2015 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I have come to the conclusion that vitamins bought online and off the shelf are mostly fillers and a waste of money. They make you feel better for a period of time through the placebo effect. After about a month I wondered what the hell I was doing. I decided not to supplement with store bought chemicals from big companies that did not have my health in mind.
I believe the best supplements are fresh and flash frozen raw fruits and vegetables. I use a nice blender to get them into my body in concentrated amounts.
Smoothies and a quality protein powder are a great way to get nutrients in your body.
One of my favorites:
hand full of Blueberries, 4-5 strawberries, two cups spinach/kale, one sliced apple, 20 ounce skim milk, start blender and bring to a liquid state, add three tbsp ground flaxseed or oil, three tsp cinnamon, 1.5 tsp turmeric, dollop peanut butter, three scoops protein powder, banana, makes three 14-16 ounce servings.
To get the best absorption of the turmeric, chew 7-10 peppercorns to a complete mush before or after drinking the smoothie.
Enjoy.
Good luck.

Dee K.
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   Posted 8/22/2015 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow! Thanks! That sound a tasty smoothie , I am doing that today!! Question do you think its good to eat beef while doing the Sovaldi/Riba tx? I don't want to get anemic!

ppm guy
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   Posted 8/22/2015 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
B-12 and folate don't compliment treatment, they protect your heart
From low oxygen intake

Dee K.
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   Posted 8/22/2015 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
The PharmMD , don't want me to take no vitamins or herbs pills. Question : Do you think I should wait to be approved for Daklinza to take Sovaldi. I don't know how long I have to wait, I know I waited for Riba to get approved for 1 yr. I an genotype 2, VL 1.9 ml, Fibrous : F -0 F-1 stage, never had tx. I am 54 , had HCV since 1988. What do you think?

Dog LeDon
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   Posted 8/22/2015 7:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Dee, red meat is not good for us. :( It tastes great though, right. Once a week or so is okay.
Eat baked/fried chicken and supplement with protein powder mixed with skim milk.
I also like the high protein Equate meal replacement cans from Walmart. They are quick and easy.
I mostly supplement protein with a quality protein powder from GNC and mix with skim milk in a shake container. Quick and tasty. :)

Dee K.
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   Posted 8/22/2015 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dog LeDon

Dog LeDon
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   Posted 8/22/2015 9:16 PM (GMT -6)   
WTH. And fish. :)
Good luck.
HCV 1985, Geno 1a
Current Treatment, Harvoni 24 weeks
Last Viral Load Dec 14: 387526 iu/ml Geno 1a
Past Treatments:
2014: PegInterferon, Ribavirin, Sovaldi (12 wks) Relapse / Fail
2000: Interferon, Riba (48 weeks) Partial Response / Fail
Fibrosure Test Dec 14:
Fibrosis Score .86 Cirrhosis
Infl Score: .96 A3 Severe Activity

Dee K.
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   Posted 8/22/2015 10:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Dog LeDon

Billyblobb
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   Posted 8/24/2015 8:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I take B12 daily. I also take 4000 mg of milk thistle twice a day, and have been for years.

Also daily:
apple cider vinegar
molasses
fish oil (liquid, not capsules)
brazil nuts

Only thing I have been told to stay away from is grapefruit and alcohol.

18th week of 24 weeks of Solvaldi/Riba, virus undetectable and no side effects, so far.

Dee K.
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   Posted 8/24/2015 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi billyblobb, what do you eat in the morning , afternoon

Binalovina
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   Posted 12/8/2017 2:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Dog LeDon said...
Dee, red meat is not good for us. sad It tastes great though, right. Once a week or so is okay.
Eat baked/fried chicken and supplement with protein powder mixed with skim milk.
I also like the high protein Equate meal replacement cans from Walmart. They are quick and easy.
I mostly supplement protein with a quality protein powder from GNC and mix with skim milk in a shake container. Quick and tasty. smile




Fried food is the worst thing you could do for your liver. B12 comes from the earth not animal protein. Green Barley is a good source of B12.

Binalovina
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   Posted 12/8/2017 2:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Billyblobb said...
I take B12 daily. I also take 4000 mg of milk thistle twice a day, and have been for years.

Also daily:
apple cider vinegar
molasses
fish oil (liquid, not capsules)
brazil nuts

Only thing I have been told to stay away from is grapefruit and alcohol.

18th week of 24 weeks of Solvaldi/Riba, virus undetectable and no side effects, so far.


You have a great regime. How did the treatment turn out for you Billyblobb?

ppm guy
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   Posted 12/8/2017 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
this post is 3 years old.
years ago when hep c treatments were very harsh. treatments were notorious for anemia(low hemoglobin). my dr gave me b-12 shots and gave me folate to help get me thru
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