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Author Topic: milk thisltle with atripla  (Read 1060 times)

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Offline hades01

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milk thisltle with atripla
« on: April 17, 2009, 05:02:00 PM »
Hi everyone.
I was wondering if anyone is taking milk thistle to help your liver and have experience any issues while taking atripal. my last lab work show high liver enzymes (could be related to the bactrim which i am no longer taking) but i was wondering if anyone has take any type of liver support pills.
Thanks in advance for all your help and support  :) ;) :D ;D
Eduardo Cabrera
"Life will never give me what i want, only what is best for me"
08-08-2008 HIV+ (What a day)
08-14-2008 VL 105K   CD4 199 (Pretified and hopeless)
11-14-2008 Started Atripla  and no side effects at all yet
Lab Results 12-31-2008 VL 220 CD4 189
Lab Results 03-31-2009 VL undetectable CD4 308
Lab Results 06-30-2009 VL Undetectable & CD4 274
Lab Results 09-30-2009 VL Undetectable & CD4 410
Lab Results 10-06-2010 VL Undetectable & CD4 514 %34

Offline aztecan

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Re: milk thisltle with atripla
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 09:39:13 PM »
Hey Hades01

OK, I have to do this after reading your name. " How the hell are ya!  ;) "

Now that I have that out of my system, let's discuss milk thistle.

I have taken 350 mgs of Milk Thistle every day for at least a decade now. There are a lot of arguments about its use and whether it is beneficial.

The main caution with its use has been with those taking protease inhibitors. It is specifically mentioned in the interactions section under the information for Lexiva, which I take.

I have never had a problem with it interfering with my meds and have never heard of it posing any potential problems with Atripla or any of its components.

Here is some info I found on the subject that came from the International Conference on HIV/AIDS in Mexico City last year.

http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/hepatitis_silymarin_milk_thistle_2211_15125.shtml

One thing I always mention to people who are considering complementary therapies of any kind is to always let your doctor know what it is you plan to take. That way he/she can be aware of what you are doing and discuss any cautions or problems that might be waiting in the wings.

HUGS,

Mark

« Last Edit: April 17, 2009, 09:40:49 PM by aztecan »
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Offline hades01

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Re: milk thisltle with atripla
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2009, 11:45:53 AM »
Hey how are you?  That hell comment was funny   :) ;) :D ;D

Thanks for taking the time to read and answer my question. I actually posted the question due to high liver enzymes on my last lab work but that could have been related to the fact that i was taking bactrim everyday for almost 7 months!. I will definitely talk to my doctor but it does help to know that i am not the only one considering helping my liver.
Hugs

Hades.......
Eduardo Cabrera
"Life will never give me what i want, only what is best for me"
08-08-2008 HIV+ (What a day)
08-14-2008 VL 105K   CD4 199 (Pretified and hopeless)
11-14-2008 Started Atripla  and no side effects at all yet
Lab Results 12-31-2008 VL 220 CD4 189
Lab Results 03-31-2009 VL undetectable CD4 308
Lab Results 06-30-2009 VL Undetectable & CD4 274
Lab Results 09-30-2009 VL Undetectable & CD4 410
Lab Results 10-06-2010 VL Undetectable & CD4 514 %34

 


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