I recently finished a book talking about our failing medical system (written by a doctor). And I really started to appreciate how much viruses are a bigger factor in many ailments than I had previously understood!!! Really good book!
I don't think viruses get enough attention personally!
My Kid#2 definitely has a viral issue going on. He's reacted favorably to anti-viral supplements when we've been stuck.
Which antiviral supplements/herbs have helped? At what doses?
I feel like viruses are a big issue for me, especially the herpes viruses, probably more.
Hi WBF! I am so sorry I missed seeing your question (sorry about
that!). But I'm here now!
Here is a prior thread about
Kid#2 and his viral supplements (and a bit of the background):/www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=3655651
Honestly, I know many of the Buhner herbals are anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-everything (LOL)... but we really saw no improvement in regards to a suspected viral load at the time. We were a bit stuck, and although we still see our functional medicine MD, we sought out a NP for second pair of eyes to look at my kid. He consulted with a couple of his colleagues across the country, and they suspected viral loads for my son. I believe they were right.
The anti-viral supplements that he took (per NP recommendation): [adjusted to his size at the time]
* ViraCon - 1-2 capsules 2x/day <-- we discontinued this
* Monolaurin - 1 capsule 2x/day
* Lysine - 1000 mg 1x/day *
(*Using Lysine Extra which is 800mg for 2 capsules -- was planning on doing 1 pill 2/day.)
At some point, we went off/on these. He DEFINITELY had a reaction when we started these at half dose and again when we went to full dose. And again later, when he was on them, he reacted to them when we restarted. However, he did not react to them last time I put him on them (and I even increased his monolaurin dosage too). His reaction was pretty immediate worsening of symptoms for some days - and then a very noticeable improvement after that. A pretty clear herx reaction (worse then better). I've been thinking of doing a trial again for him.
Kid#1 did not react to the antivirals like Kid#2, so it appears to have not been part of his puzzle.
Especially after reading that book, I've come to appreciate more the complexity of viruses and how they are often times an overlooked and major factor in some of our chronic illnesses. Also, it makes me wonder about
people who have been on abx or herbals for long period of time but not fully improving -- are viruses a factor for them?
All trial and error for us - for sure!
Hope that helps. Let me know if any questions??
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.
Post Edited (1000Daisies) : 4/20/2018 9:21:14 PM (GMT-6)