WV Mike said...
Can I continue to take my abx while on this? I'm hesitant to stop them because when I do I relapse very bad.
Should I be taking any supportive supplements while on it?
What should I watch out for?
Is it going to make me worse initially?
1. Many patients continue their abx while on DSF. Many, such as myself use it as a monotherapy. As k07 said, you should figure that out with your doctor.
2. Supportive supplements I took: zinc (50 mg daily), taurine, turmeric, milk thistle, dandelion (fresh and in tea form), TUDCA, molybdenum, dihydromyricetin (daily or as needed for acetaldehyde reaction) *edit to include Thorne Basic B Complex.. also I took my DSF in enteric capsules, and I divided the daily doses by taking a dose in the morning and another in the afternoon.
3. Watch out for eary signs of neuropathy, watch for spikes in liver enzymes. No bacon, ham, other cured meats and no smoked foods (increased cancer risk with DSF). No green tea due to high EGCG (limit or abstain from other foods such as black tea, blueberries). No cinnamon. Coffee can raise blood pressure (DSF can slow the processing of caffeine). Some people have trouble eating foods high in acetaldehyde (vinegar), and some don't. Try to eat a low copper diet when possible. Might want to get mercury blood level checked before starting.
4. Early in treatment I actually felt great. I've heard it referred to as the DSF honeymoon. It could be due to the anti-inflammatory effects or the changes in dopamine and norepinepherine. As I increased the dosages it became much more difficult, though there were ups and downs throughout the treatment
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