Non prescription anti-virals and immunomodulators that I am currently trying/about to try.
On the 19th of August 2009, I began taking colloidal silver. I take two tablespoons 10 minutes before breakfast, one tablespoon 10 minutes before lunch and one tablespoon 20 minutes before dinner. Rather than swallow the colloidal silver straight away, I leave it under my tongue for 30 seconds, then swish it around my mouth and finally swallow it. This is to hopefully maximise the absorption of it. I will continue taking the colloidal silver for 8 weeks. This is a website that looks at some of the things colloidal silver can supposedly treat
On the 19th of August 2009, I also began taking ProBoost (thymic protein A.) I take it one hour after meals, 3 times a day. Rather than swallowing it, I place it underneath my tongue for 3 minutes and it dissolves. Any that is swallowed becomes useless due to the acidity of the stomach. I will take ProBoost for 12 weeks. ProBoost can be helpful to CFS patients with various infections and is also an immunostimulant.
On the 26th of August 2009, I will begin to take Inosine tablets. Inosine is the active ingredient in Isoprinosine, which is a prescription medication. Isoprinosine can raise natural killer cell levels and hopefully Insosine will do this to me. Inosine is an antiviral and immunostimulant. The dose of Inosine I will be taking varies depending on the day, week and month. I will be taking a dosing structure recommended by Dr Cheney and is found at this website. (http://www.anapsid.org/cnd/drugs/isoprinosine.html)
On the 28th of August 2009, I will begin to take Artesunate. The use of Artesunate in treating CFS is experimental. Despite this, studies have shown that Artesunate is an anti-viral and can reduce herpesvirus levels. The herpesvirus relation to CFS is quite controversial. Some CFS specialists believe the herpesvirus is central to a root cause of CFS however other specialists deny any relation between the two. Personally I believe that a subset of CFS patients are infected with a quasi-herpesvirus.
I will take
First day: 2 capsules twice a day sublingually (by opening the capsules and pouring the contents under my tongue.
Second day to Fifth day: Take 2 capsules once a day, sublingually
For the next 2 or 3 months: Take 1 capsule 2 or 3 times a week
While completing these treatments, I will continue to update on this blog if I experience any effects.