anyone tried anti-viral meds

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by stepmom, May 13, 2003.

  1. stepmom

    stepmom New Member

    went to the doctor on friday, changed all meds
    from:
    effexor, adderol, trazadone, IVIG, noravasc
    to:
    lexapro, and valtrex

    anyone tried an anti-viral?

    thanks
    gena
  2. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I went into total remission while on the Famvir for 10 days. I had to take it for facial surgery. My doc is looking into antiviral treatments as he's not knowledgeable about stealth Herpes-family viruses and possible treatments.

    Good luck to you and please keep us updated. Madwolf is right; be ready for a Herxheimer Effect which may make you feel as though you have the flu complete with diarrhea.

    A Herx is a good sign that these wee beasties are dying off in your body.

    Love, Mikie
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Famvir is the newest of the antivirals and has fewer side effects. Other than that, he said they are all basically the same and cost about the same (an arm and a leg).

    Love, Mikie
  4. stepmom

    stepmom New Member

    thanks, for the input, it's going okay. I did feel like crap for about a week. Terrible headaches!

    The doc is hoping it will help with EBV and CFS

    Thanks
    Gena
  5. tomf

    tomf New Member

    How would antivirals cause herxing? Antivirals interfere(slow down or stop) with viral replication. They don't "kill" anything.