We began at 1 mg of low dose naltrexone at bedtime as per the doctor’s instructions in March. Generally the starting dose is higher but she wants to eliminate/reduce any side effects if possible. From what I read there are usually few side effects and they usually subside in the first week.
The primary symptoms usually reported are sleep disturbances which can be insomnia or vivid dreams.
His first night at 1 mg, he did report bad dreams and he wasn’t too happy about it. The next night I only gave half of a milligram instead. That seemed to eliminate the bad dreams but he is having trouble getting to sleep. He either up late or waking up in the middle of the night.
After 2 weeks I increased the dose to 1 mg as per the doctor. So nightmares are back and he’s not happy at all about that. Who would be? I talked to the doctor again to clarify how long and if that will go away. She suggested we move dosing to daytime which would entirely eliminated the issue.
That did eliminate the issue thankfully. Today we moved up to 1.5 mg. Our target dose is 3.5mg. In three months blood work will be done to see if the viral issue is gone.
We are also using immune supporting herbs and antiviral herbs daily.
- Zinc daily
- Elderberry syrup daily
- Echinacea (daily for one week each month)
- Vitamin A 10,000 IU daily
- More vitamin C
- Lemon Balm daily
- St. John’s Wort daily
- Astragalus (daily for one week a month but not the same week as Echinacea).
- Low Dose Naltrexone in the morning (available by prescription only)
I am adding lysine now that I found one that dissolves in juice easily. Ironically on all these antivirals and there is no yeast overgrowth so that’s a win I owe to chelation.
I was going to also add in olive leaf but I cannot gag down the olive leaf tincture I bought…so that’s not going to work. We have not started niacinamide yet but it’s on my radar because of its usefulness in autoimmunity but I do have him on selenium daily.
I will post when I have more conclusive results from doing the antiviral/immune regulation treatment. I suspect I won’t know more until summer when we see his blood work. To date, sensory is unchanged but hopefully this will help his immune system and thyroid function.