Antiviral Times….hi ho, here we go!

After having done so many rounds we still have some residual issues to address. We’ve gotten this year’s hair test back and he’s dumping tons of cadmium. But a major issue we’ve had consecutively for the past 3 or 4 years is a sensory integration issues.

He has many symptoms of sensory that involve selected clothing choices, food choices, avoiding odors, noises, and tactile defensiveness to certain items. He avoids paper, wood, pencils, napkins, toilet paper, tissues, and some kinds of foam or felt. There are probably a few other things I’ve forgotten.

As you can image our lives and his are modified by these sensitivities, sometimes greatly. Where he won’t wear socks in the middle of winter. Where he can’t use paper to do his school work. He manages quite well for a little person whose world is full of sensory assaults, but I’d like for him to be more comfortable.

In the past we had attempted anti-virals and usually had to abandon them due the side effects they created. We attempted the high dose Vitamin A protocol a few months ago, and we never made it above 25,000 IU of Vitamin A per day.  That wasn’t really “high dose” but it did create irritability, moodiness, defiance and a really difficult kid.

We tried to stick that out because it should go away, but after 2 1/2 weeks of a completely unmanageable child and no improvements, I went back to his normal daily dose of Vitamin A. We continued to do our rounds while I thought some more about how to go after the viruses.

I know he has a viral problem because he’s very normal acting when he has a fever.

And of course his initial negative reactions to anti-virals. This time we chose to start with olive leaf and Virastop enzymes. In addition I used some Transfer Factor and Elderberry syrup as immune support. The first two weeks or so he was irritable, and tired and a handful to deal with. But it began to subside, and then we began to slowly increase his doses.

We aren’t very high yet, but at just 2 caps of olive leaf and 2 caps of Virastop per day, I caught him using paper the other day. I asked him how his paper sensory was and he said that it wasn’t gone but it was different. While he still didn’t really care for the feel of the paper he could tolerate writing on it just a little bit. He said his sensory was a little different, not gone, but a teeny bit better.

In the past I’ve seen tiny glimpses of sensory improvement with rounds but it usually comes back off rounds. Over the years his tactile has reduced with just rounds so that he is able to wear clothing now. But his nervous system still seems disrupted by something.

The hopping, bouncing and tactile issues linger. I am trying not to get too excited just yet over this tiny change, but its hard when you’ve tried so many other things and he’s still not where he needs to be. It’s easy to fit in when you’re 3 and hopping but it’s very obvious at his age when he’s in a group of peers. At this point we’ll take any improvements we get.

I plan to continue to raise the anti-virals to a reasonable dose of a few capsules per day and hold that for 3 months. See what happens. I may change anti-virals at that point. We do have to treat for Candida while on the anti-virals, but he’s done very well and the yeast has been very minimal. Initially it kicked up and he began asking for donuts (that’s our clue) so I put him back on a sprinkle of GSE a day. And that’s taken care of it. I’m just thrilled that he took a sheet of paper and was writing codes on it for his game by himself….without anyone making him use it!!

This is stark improvement from our first attempt at antivirals which was obviously too soon. Sometimes you need enough metals out that the immune system is working and can actually help in the process of killing viruses. Not that you really “kill” them but more like control them.

 

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