YES! I do take Vitamin C. Brands I like are; Pioneer, NOW and Solgar (usually available only in health food stores.)
My routine is 1 tsp salt in a glass of tomato juice or 2 tbs lemon/lime in water -- along with 1000mg of Vitamin C and the abx.
Plus, I keep NOW brand chewable C (yummy orange) around and have another 1500 throughout the day.
Figure it can't hurt! I stopped the grapefruit seed extract and Cat's Claw while on the abx for fear they may interact -- but, everything I have read says the Vitamin C increases the potency of abx.
For me this seems to be working since I feel like _ _ _ _ most of the time. Also, I believe avoiding sugar and flour is a real benefit
9/28/08 - 11/8/08 100mg Doxy b.i.d. 42 days
11/5/08 - 11/20/08 Salt/C, grapefruit seed extract, COQ10, anti-inflammatory herbs with cat's claw & omega 3.
11/20/08 -> reduced Salt/C, omega 3, Acidolphilus and Saccharomyces(friendly yeast),low carb, no wheat, no alcohol, no yeast, no caffeine, no sugar.
Ceftin 500mg, 2x per day; Plaquenil 200mg, 2x per day; Mepron 750mg, 2x per day; Zithromax 500mg, 1x per day.