RRMS and Epstein Barr Virus

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Re: RRMS and Epstein Barr Virus

Postby Scott1 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 4:51 am

Hi Mpalla,

I'd like to say I knew the answer about antivirals and gut flora for certain but I really don't. What I do know is my gut settled down once I introduced a probiotic and I don't think there are many people have taken as much valacyclovir as I have. The suspicion I have is prolonged use of antivirals carries the risk that eventually the gut flora can become collateral damage in a long war.
I have tried very basic probiotics and they didn't help and I have taken yoghurt for years and that didn't make a difference. The probiotic I have found very effective is a capsule which contains-
Lactobacilus rhamnosus
Lactobacilus casei
Lactobacilus acidophilus
Lactobacilus plantarum
Lactobacilus fermentum
Bifidobacterium lactis
Bifidobacterium breve
Bifidobacterium bifidum
Streptococcus themophilus

Hopefully I have read the tiny print correctly but forgive any spelling mistakes. Of course, I have no idea which one of the strains fixed up my tender tummy but hopefully the combination is the right thing to have. The only way I discovered this (rather expensive) brew was to ask the chemist if she had a better product behind the counter than the usual ones available in the store.
Good luck with the Avonex. It can be rather a shock initially. I found it worked best when used in conjunction with Valtrex. (see my old posts under Avonex and Valtrex in the regime section). If you don't want Valtrex then the note I put under the Resevesterol post may be of interest.

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Re: RRMS and Epstein Barr Virus

Postby mpalla » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:33 am

Thank you. Good reading...I read your post on that and avones that is why I asked for it to try. Thanks...I will check it out. Get back to you in a few days! Thanks
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Re: RRMS and Epstein Barr Virus

Postby mpalla » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:28 pm

Do you recall the brand name of the probiotics capsule?
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Re: RRMS and Epstein Barr Virus

Postby Scott1 » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:48 pm

Hi Mpalla,

It's an Australian brand called Bioceuticals. The product is called Ultabiotic 45. It is a multistrain Probiotic with 45 billion CFU per capsule. The brand is marketed as a practioner brand so I guess that's why it is behind the counter.

I don't know if it is exported as it requires refrigeration.

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