Dear Ted: Good morning to you. I would like to thank you for all your generous information and research you are sharing with all of us on earthclinic.com. You have rose to the top of my list of experts in the world of health and nutrition in my last 20+ years of personal research and practice. I have been recommending everyone I know to Earth Clinic. I am in the process of putting together remedies for the 2009 "Swine Flu" viris, particularly your recommendations and I have a few time sensitive issues, as a friend of mine appears to have caught this viris having binges of 104-105 temperatures. She went to the emergency room last evening and they gave her Dilaudid .5-1mg IV push, Phenergan 12.5 mg intravenous, Tylenol 650mg oral and Zofran 4mg MR up to 8mg (nausea) IV push. In addition, they sent her home with Promethazine 25mg every six hours as needed for nausea and Hydrocodone 5mg/500mg tabs 1-2 every four hours for pain. What is your opinion on these medications and should she continue with them?
Unfortunately, she is allergic to aspirin and I have elected to try the Lysine remedy. However, it does not appear you stated (other than the daily schedule) how much Lysine (mg) at what intervals (every hour?) and how often. In addition, it has been hard for me to locate 100% pure Lysine, so I purchased Super Lysine + by Quantum Health (a trusted brand in the US). Serving size is 3 tablets which contain the following: Lysine 1500mg, Vitamin C 100mg, Garlic Bulb 200mg, Echinacea Whole Plant 100mg, Propolis pe*2:1 25mg, Licorice Root 15mg, Goldenseal Root 15mg. Other ingredients: Vegetable stearate, cellulose dicalcium phosphate, cellulose gum, vegetable stearate. Fortunately no magnesium stearate! Would this supplement be suitable for effective and safe treatment? In addition, I purchased sodium ascorbate which I gathered should be used before 1st dose of Lysine at 500mg minus tge 100mg in the Lysine tablets. Unfortunaley, I have not yet found BHT and H202 of which I may have to purchase online.
Right now I need to treat my friend as she is severely ill for over a week at age 45 as a single parent with 5 children. I did find out she typically does the flu vaccines (last one Fall 2008) which probably made her more susceptible. Can you please email me back ASAP as this is a very time sensitive issue at hand.
Thank you very much and enjoy the remainder of your weekend - if you happen to get any time off. Respectfully, Cathleen Seattle, WA