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  • Calluna
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    • June 15, 2021, 07:32:59 AM
Spironolactone and v3
« on: July 03, 2021, 08:54:50 PM »
I'm curious as to whether and when I might consider spironolactone as an antiviral if the v3 protocol isn't enough to knock down EBV in my case. Or might it be a reasonable consideration now, if I can get my hands on it? I have a friendly doctor, so I shouldn't have any issues obtaining a prescription. Since it's been effective in v1 and v2, I'm interested in keeping it in my back pocket as an option. Good for psychological security to have something else in my control 🙂


Re: Spironolactone and v3
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2021, 01:55:02 AM »
Hi!

Spironolactone has been demonstrated to be quite amazing for a number of the herpesvirus family and there’s nothing contraindicated with running it in v3.. in fact, there would be advantages in doing so, however it requires a discussion with a friendly doctor to prescribe it.

If someone is slow to see a significant immune response, it would be worth assessing cortisol levels, serum vitamin D status and also talking to your doctor (or private lab) about checking T/B cell counts and NK cells, etc. More advanced labs may offer additional biomarkers, including MIF-1a, TNF-a, etc.

These may also help identify if there is a problem or a co-infection that may be impairing the immune response and might benefit from additional remediation. We’re exploring some of these other pathogens on the discord chat at the moment. 

How’s your sleep?
NB. I am NOT a doctor and all information provided is for educational purposes only.

Please consult your physician before attempting anything you read here.


  • Calluna
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Re: Spironolactone and v3
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2021, 06:13:32 AM »
Thanks! My sleep has been fine, and not noticeably changed since before I started the protocol. I know that my vitamin D levels are okay. I've only been able to test for HHV-6 and EBV, so far.