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Offline MiniPozToyota

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Vit C 1000MG
« on: November 04, 2012, 09:06:31 PM »
Just curious about taking more Vit C along with my Atripla and Centrum Vit. My centrum has only 60MG of Vit C in it so I was going to take extra. Any thoughts on taking more Vit C from more exp. people on this forum? Thanks
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 09:07:18 PM »
42 views in the nutrition & HIV section so I reposted it in the Living with HIV section. any ideas?
April 2010- tested neg.
April 1 2011 -  CD4 346 VL 46856 22%
July 27 2011- Started Atripla
(Meds are good) needed more space to update been UD now for three years. Current down below
Jun 5 2014 - CD4 704 VL UD % 44.0

Offline wolfter

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 11:00:59 PM »
A lot of times, people click on the thread hoping to see an answer instead of posting a response.  I would like to know the answer and I take neither Atripla or vitamins.

Hope you get an answer soon.

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Offline NY2011

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 11:17:52 PM »
As i understand it, vitamin C is water-soluble, so you will excrete the excess vitamin C in your urine.  It may be a good idea to pair your vitamin C with a Stress-B complex, along with vitamin D and calcium, which work well together in absorption. 

1000 mg of Vitamin C isn't extreme, but it may be prudent to supplement with 500mg at first, for a few weeks, just to be sure that there are no side effects, such as itchiness.

I can relate to the feeling of having to make up for lost time when it comes to your health, but incremental changes are the best way for you and your MD to detect abnormalities, or benefits, in your health.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2012, 11:19:42 PM by NY2011 »
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10/31/2011 - started on Truvada+Prezista+Norvir
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04/23/2012 - CD4=1,221 VL= 140  (47%)
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Offline james3000

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 09:38:02 AM »
A friend of mine took high doses of Vitamin C and developed kidney stones.

Offline MiniPozToyota

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 09:23:52 PM »
How high of a dose?
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July 27 2011- Started Atripla
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Offline james3000

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2012, 07:22:03 PM »
It was many years ago above a 1000mg I think but not sure it made me wary of mega doses of vitamins.

I just read this on wikipedia

There is a longstanding belief among the mainstream medical community that vitamin C causes kidney stones, which seems based little on science.[26] Although some individual recent studies have found a relationship,[27] there is no clear relationship between excess ascorbic acid intake and kidney stone formation.[28]

Offline Valmont

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2012, 07:33:24 PM »
Here we have Vitamine C sold in a 1.000 mg dosis.  My doc also told me an excedent is eliminated with urine because of its water solubility and it has no side effects...

But you should ask to your doc if you really need it...
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Offline liketheboat

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #8 on: November 13, 2012, 09:19:41 PM »
It is my understanding (from many conversations with my herbalist friend) that with any autoimmune disease you want to avoid taking anything that will activate the immune system, such as high doses of vitamin c, as this helps that auto immune disease more than it helps the person.

I take a multi vigilant every day, with a calcium and vitamin d, and fish oil with my atripla everyday.
Aaron
Memorial Day 2010 Seroconverted
Labor Day 2010 tested positive
Oct 2010 cd4 359 vl 6,500
Dec 2010 cd4 vl 306
Jan 2011 started Atripla
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April 2011 cd4 399 vl ud
June 2011 cd4 293 vl ud
October 2011 cd4 354 vl ud
March 2012 cd4 561 vl ud

Offline devilnuts

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2012, 06:45:20 AM »
I am by no means an expert on the topic of health, but I am a firm believer in Vitamin C. One of the first champions of vitamin C (Linus Pauling) did die of cancer, he was pretty old at that time. I believe that it being water soluable means that you would have to take EXTREME amounts to be hazardous. I take about 2000 mg a day and find that in this point in my life that I suffer from very few illnesses whereas I had frequent infections as a child. I would consult with a doctor as to how it might affect the efficacy of your medication. They should be your primary source of information. However, just from my perspective, I love Vitamin C. Even if it is just a placebo effect, I still appreciate how it makes me "think" that I am healthier. I actually use the color of my urine to know if I am taking "too much" and cut back.
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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #10 on: December 02, 2012, 07:51:43 AM »

I would consult with a doctor as to how it might affect the efficacy of your medication. They should be your primary source of information.


Vitamin C will not interfere with the efficacy of hiv meds. If you would feel better asking your doctor about it, by all means do so.
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Offline devilnuts

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #11 on: December 02, 2012, 03:38:47 PM »
Haha...Ann, I ask my doctor about anything and everything. He would hate it when I would come in with the list of vitamins, herbal suppliments, and workout stacks I was taking. Hey, he wanted to know EVERYTHING that I was taking...haha.
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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2012, 08:32:10 AM »

list of vitamins, herbal suppliments, and workout stacks I was taking.


Vitamins aren't a problem for poz people - unless one is overdosing, but overdosing on vitamins is bad for anyone.

Herbal are another matter and when one is poz, caution and care must be taken whether hiv meds are in the picture or not. Some, notably echinacea and St. John's wort, should not be taken by anyone who is poz regardless of hiv meds.

Anyone who is poz should let their doctor know what prescription medications, supplements, herbals or over-the-counter meds they are taking, whether or not they are also taking hiv meds. If you don't let them know, they can't do their job properly.
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline devilnuts

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2012, 12:20:47 AM »
I think that warning goes for anyone, Ann. Not just those on HIV meds. You can even have a bad reaction just from mixing over the counter drugs and homeopathic remedies. So that is why I was so careful about telling my doctor. He thought it was a good thing even if he was a little annoyed that I put every little thing down to the type of protein shake I was taking. HAHA.
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Offline NY2011

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2012, 02:56:56 PM »
It's true that overdoing the vitamin regimen can do harm.  When I was first diagnosed, my daily regimen included green tea extract, selenium, maitake mushroom tincture, carnitine, biotin, vitamin C, stress B complex, turmeric, Vitamin D, calcium, CoQ10, flax seed oil, fish oil, probiotic yogurt, carrot juice, lemon juice with olive oil, red wine and dark chocolate.  Every day.
My liver enzymes were 5X the normal rate.  I had to cut out the green tea extract, selenium, carnitine, maitake mushroom tincture and pro-biotics.  My liver enzymes are now at a normal level.



10/26/2011 - SEROCONVERSION (hi fever+rash)
10/31/2011 - CD4= 154  VL>500,000 
10/31/2011 - started on Truvada+Prezista+Norvir
12/14/2011 - CD4= 750 VL=6412 (45%)
01/27/2012 - switched to Atripla
04/23/2012 - CD4=1,221 VL= 140  (47%)
06/22/2012 - CD4=1,224 VL= ud    (49%)
12/18/2012 - CD4=1,031 VL= ud    (51%)
09/16/2013 - CD4=1,151 VL= ud   ( 49%)
03/26/2014 - CD4=1,050 VL= ud

Offline TabooPrincess

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2012, 03:58:13 PM »
I knock back 1000mgs of Vit C when I'm feeling especially run-down and it seems to help although it does give me the shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiits  :-[  but yeh, more than what you need is expelled from the body and not absorbed anyway
09/ 2008 - Seroconversion
11/2008 - Tested pos, cd4 640 vl 25400
12/2008 - cd4 794 vl 27798, 35%
03/2009 - cd4 844 vl 68846, 35%
06/2009 - cd4 476 vl 49151, 33% (pregnancy confirmed)
08/2009 - cd4 464 vl 54662, 32%
Started meds for pregnancy (Kaletra, AZT, Viread)
09/2009 - cd4 841 vl 3213, 42%
10/2009 - cd4 860 vl 1088, 41%
11/2009 - cd4 771 vl 563, 38%
12/2009 - cd4 885 vl 151 42%
Discontinued meds after baby born
02/2010 - cd4 841 vl 63781, 38%
05/2010 - cd4 1080 vl 113000, 39%
08/2010 - cd4 770 vl 109242
12/2010 - cd4 642 vl 111000, 34%
06/2011 - cd4 450 vl 222000, 33%
11/2011 - cd4 419 vl 212000, 24%
03/2012 - cd4 280 vl 118000, 26% (repeated Cd4 at 360)
05/2012 -cd4 360 vl 99,190
10/2012 Atripla, cd4 690, vl 80
12/2012 Darunavir, norvir, truvada, Cd4 680, vl u/d
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Offline Reishi

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Re: Vit C 1000MG
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2013, 01:38:09 AM »
@ TabooPrincess  -  Yeah, you have to be careful with Vitamin C.  Excessive amounts (like several grams a day) can cause diarrhea.

Years ago (when I was neg), whenever I had a cold or flu-like symptoms or some other illness, I would take 3 grams of Vitamin C per day and I don't recall any side effects.

@ NY2011 -  That's a good list of supplements.  I've taken most of the items you listed at some point, but not all at once.  I consider green tea must have.  I always notice a difference in my health when I'm taking it.

 


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