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Author Topic: Milk Thistle is a potent compound  (Read 5342 times)

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Offline Lorenzopier

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Milk Thistle is a potent compound
« on: August 15, 2008, 03:17:20 PM »
I used regular milk thistle and noticed marginal improvements in reductions in liver pain.I did not observe what the silymarin content was.I decided to try a more potent version of milk thistle which is bound to phosphatidylcholine and the immediate discontinuance of liver pain was highly impressive. I did notice that the phosphatidycholine version of milk thistle decreased my appetite and libido.This natural compound based on my experience is a winner but should not be used as a replacement for meds that treat Hep B or Hep C.Also i was told not to use milk thistle by my doctor when i was undergoing chemotherapy because it can alter white cell blood counts.

http://www.poz.com/articles/hepatitis_silymarin_milk_thistle_761_15125.shtml
« Last Edit: August 15, 2008, 06:23:48 PM by Lorenzopier »

Offline MYSTERY

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Re: Milk Thistle is a potent compound
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2008, 03:23:28 PM »
Is MIlk Thistle safe to take while on Atripla. I am always concerned how things might interact with my meds.
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Offline Lorenzopier

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Re: Milk Thistle is a potent compound
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2008, 03:31:01 PM »
Hello Mystery,

I am not sure if their are  interactions with milk thistle and HAART.At the time i used milk thistle i was off/cycle HAART.This link seems to answer that question to a degree.


http://www.poz.com/articles/hepatitis_silymarin_milk_thistle_761_15125.shtml
« Last Edit: August 15, 2008, 03:41:50 PM by Lorenzopier »

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Re: Milk Thistle is a potent compound
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2008, 03:45:35 PM »
Drug interactions with Milk Thistle can be checked out here:

http://www.hiv-druginteractions.org/

Click on the drug interaction charts in the middle of the page and follow the instructions.

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Re: Milk Thistle is a potent compound
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2008, 09:50:33 PM »
Lorenzopier,

I would like to know what dazzling combination of herbal supplements you're going to take to deal with your rising viral load.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline Lorenzopier

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Re: Milk Thistle is a potent compound
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2008, 01:47:00 AM »
Hello Bettyacy,

That is the big question of the year that everyone wants to know.As far as i know at this moment in time only triple combination therapy with HAART can deal with that particular immune marker.
« Last Edit: August 16, 2008, 01:58:36 AM by Lorenzopier »

Offline Dachshund

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Re: Milk Thistle is a potent compound
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2008, 09:07:16 AM »
Once again I would like to remind people to please check with your doctor before trying anything suggested by Lorenzopier.

I can tell you from experience that he is playing a dangerous game with his health. I went down the road he is on and ended up seriously ill. To this day I don't think my battered immune system has ever completely recovered.

He may think he knows what he is doing by his ever replicating virus proves otherwise.

He may think he is buying time, but in my opinion he is only buying trouble. Please read his posts with a grain of salt.

Offline BT65

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Re: Milk Thistle is a potent compound
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2008, 01:17:14 PM »
I also used to take mega-supplements.  I had a shoebox full of 'em.  They did nothing for my immune system.  They also worsened the wasting I was going through at the time. 

Yes, please, anyone considering supplements, check with your doctor and pharmacist.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Offline weasel

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Re: Milk Thistle is a potent compound
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2008, 09:08:05 PM »
hullo Loren ,
                I DID NOT KNOW I COULD MAKE MILK WITH THE THREE MILLION THISTLE PLANTS I HAVE  :)

   I just mow them down  :o

   I do NOT even take a vitamin !

    I have found eating right and some sort of exercise makes me feel good .

   When I was young I always took supplements  , GOD knows why ? advertising would be my quess  :D

   now i just feel good because  the meds work and I try to do something everyday .

                                        some sun light is good , it juices me up  :-*


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