Julia123 wrote:the point is to destroy the virus, not to suppress it.
"Supress" is a broad term for various levels of (in)action, including growth inhibition and incomplete destruction.
The problem both for vitamin C, various immune, and interferon treatments in chronic illness is the virus residing in difficult to penetrate "compartments". Careful combinations or sequences may clear out otherwise uncleared compartments.
I drank the antiviral drug Valovir, and the doctor explained to me that it works on suppressing the immune system and you can’t give it like that. In practice, the rash goes away, but after a month it appears, and we don’t know what happens on the organs.
Various antviral drugs have a checkered history on efficacy and side effects.
IV vitamin C directly destroys viruses and bacteria by oxidative mechanisms on their surfaces and structures that contain iron and copper ions, read about the Fenton reaction. Likewise vitamin fuels various white cells. Elevated vitamin C levels destroy exposed viruses, reduces inflammation, and, in concert with other nutrients, helps heal ulcerations.
Elevated levels of vitamin C and D, with other nutrients and balances, typically lead to improved health or wellbeing. The more elevated, the more skilled support may be initially necessary.
I do a blood test for vitamins regularly, and do not drink them, they are normal.
The definition of normal depends on the lab and population, which can be much different than adequate, sufficient, or therapeutic especially for vitamins C and D. There is no well founded "scientific agreement" on adequate
or desirable vitamin C and D levels, with most doctors currently or historically being underdosed in light of the most complete information today. (e.g. not-so-distant recommendations of 200 iu vitamin D2/day being stated as generally adequate with emphatic fervor or "authority", when today, many people [a large minority] can clinically demonstrate a need for 5000+ iu D3/day to achieve adequacy for most endocrinologists)
the immunologist says that a virus or an infection can trigger the growth of cancer cells, the point is to reduce the level of viral infection in the blood, and thereby avoid a relapse in the future.
Total clearance and natural immune control should be the initial goal of any treatment or series of treatments for refractory chronic illness.
However, if those fail, a good maintenance treatment protocol is the question, until the next major step, or attempt.
Epstein Barr can give ulcers on the internal organs, then there is inflammation, and then the process of oncology. Interferon is used to treat herpes, pneumonia, and various severe infections. I am waiting for additional tests for viruses and infections, at this stage I have type 3,4,5 herpes, which is dangerous and with a high probability this is the cause of cancer.
Sounds like a need for the best conventional and nutritional/natural medicine available, perhaps skillfully coordinated or combined.
I'm wondering what is the probability of getting a relapse of the disease when raising the activity of the immune system ...
Elevated and imbalanced levels of cyctokines, like interferons, can lead to derangement of the immune system, hence the need for medical skill and experience. Where individuals claims may exceed performance, but there are some interesting stories. Caveat emptor.