Milk thistle and peg combo treatment
- Dear Dhava,
<<I believe clearing the virus is worth the danger of
the peg-intron; but if they're not working I'd like to
cut 'em lose ASAP. I worry about any permanent damage
they may cause. Up till now I've treated myself with
Milk Thistle and Szchandra berries. I wonder if
there's any point to continue taking them as long as
I'm on the peg-intron.>>
If I were to take the peg or peg combo treatment I
would definately continue with the milk thistle and
schizandra. Check to make sure that you aren't taking
any bupleurum tho, which is often bundled with the
schizandra, and that is supposed to be
contraindicated with the interferon.
I have also seen a study that says vitamin E can delay
the onset of the ribavarin induced anemia. Not stop
it, but you get it later which can only be good. Also
a study that showed people taking zinc responded
better to the treatment then those who weren't.
With the milk thistle(which I take in a complex with
other good stuff including the schizandra), I also
currently take selenium and alpha lipoic acid. I take
200 whatevers of selenium and take 50 (I am terrible I
can't remember the units) of zinc which is supposed
to balance the selenium.
The update I just saw, was that if taking a lot of
ALA, you should also take a complete B complex
supplement as the ALA depletes B vitamins. So I just
ordered some from vitaminshoppe.com which is where I
shop for supplements, being a little remote in my
The only thing I would change on treatment, is
getting a different kind of Milk thistle that isn't
with bupleurum as my current one is. I would keep
taking everything else, and add some vit E.
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