Sunday and Monday, January 21-22 Famvir--Day 76-77 Days 1-6: 250 mg Days 7-13: 500 mg Day 14: No Drug Day 15-20: 500 mg Day 21-22: No Drug Day 23-27: 500 mg Day 28-29: 250 mg Day 30-36: No drug Day 37-50: 250 mg Day 51-57: 500 mg Day 58-63: 250 mg Day 64-65: 500 mg Day 66: 250 mg Day 67-77: 500 mg Got a "real cold" for the second time since the killer "flu" that started off my CFS. (The previous one was early in my illness.) I would have considered this a pretty bad cold before I got sick. A lot of thin (so far) congestion, a bit of coughing, very mild dizziness, feelings of being parched if I don't drink a lot of fluids. I think that the virus and I are tied at this point. It will be interesting to see how soon (if ever) my body can get the upper hand. It also will be interesting to see if I get more "colds" after I finish with this one. On an unrelated note, another weird symptom that I've had since being on this drug is the development of nervous tics. I will find myself rubbing or scratching various parts of my body for no reason, for instance. I didn't do this before. Obviously the drug is bringing all kinds of strange stuff to the surface. What I'm thinking though is that these tics are similar to the ones you see in kids with autism. We were discussing a while ago (with regard to Forebearance's investigations into anti-viral enzymes) the idea that there is some overlap between CFS and autism. A fair number of the underlying symptoms of the illness (if not the manifestations) are similar, based on the little I know of that disease. Some say that CFS has been on the rise in recent years, and the same thing is said about autism. I'm not sure whether this is true of either group, but if it is that could be taken as another indication that they might be related. I'd like to see the CFS test (NK Cell activity, alpha interferon, Rnase-L, apoptosis) done on autistic kids. If they come up with similar results as those of CFS patients, perhaps the herpes antivirals would work on them too. This is potentially really significant. I have to remember to ask my doctor about it at some point, especially if the AV's do end up working for me.