Just started big 3 for MAC: Questions about dosing and more

Posted by bmiller57 @bmiller57, Apr 8, 2020

on my third dose of the big 3 what can i expect for common side effects and how long before i feel any better ???? and are all of you taking the 3 the same day how are you dosing ??

@alleycatkate

@bmilller57 I too quit smoking after many years of addiction with hypnosis. I had tried everything else…Hypnosis for me was heaven sent and incredibly easy. Good luck.

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alleycatkate, I am so happy for you. I stopped smoking when I was 30 and I'm 68 now. I did not smoke that much, just on social occations. You will feel better and have less chance of getting lung cancer. Best Wishes and Good for You.

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@irene5

@bmiller57 Boy do I get that! I am so sorry. I am suffering debilitating migraines and GI symptoms. Many days I am not able to get out of bed. Call or email your doctor! Maybe there’s something he/she can suggest. My ID doctor recently changed my dose of Rifampin. This a difficult journey for many of us. Sending you a hug and positive thoughts. irene5

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lilypaws I also suffered from migraines and had Botox injections by a rhematologist. That helped for awhile and then they came back. My doctor thought I had Occipital Neuragia, but I went to Mayo and found out it was just migraines. He put me on different medicines and I have been seeing a Physical Therapist. Strengthening my neck has really helped. I seldom get a migraine now. I hope this helps. He also told me I was taking too much meds and had rebound migraines. I can only take 14 Tylenol, Rizstipton 9, and Compazine 9 all just in a month. So I have been keeping track of what I take and how many and I seldom have a migraine now. Good Luck, I know they can be awful.

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@lilypaws

lilypaws I also suffered from migraines and had Botox injections by a rhematologist. That helped for awhile and then they came back. My doctor thought I had Occipital Neuragia, but I went to Mayo and found out it was just migraines. He put me on different medicines and I have been seeing a Physical Therapist. Strengthening my neck has really helped. I seldom get a migraine now. I hope this helps. He also told me I was taking too much meds and had rebound migraines. I can only take 14 Tylenol, Rizstipton 9, and Compazine 9 all just in a month. So I have been keeping track of what I take and how many and I seldom have a migraine now. Good Luck, I know they can be awful.

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@lilyoaws I just emailed my doctor to see if she can prescribe something. Thank you. irene5

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@lilypaws

alleycatkate, I am so happy for you. I stopped smoking when I was 30 and I'm 68 now. I did not smoke that much, just on social occations. You will feel better and have less chance of getting lung cancer. Best Wishes and Good for You.

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@lilyoaws Hi Lily! The best thing I ever did was to quit. I actually quit when I was about 42 and am 68 now also. It was incredibly difficult for me to quit but I wanted to offer @bmiller57 encouragement as the hypnosis made it amazingly simple. I had tried a kazillion times before I tried the hypnosis. Anyone with lung disease needs to keep far from a cigarette. Lily…I'm glad that we both quit and feel good!! Best wishes to you. Kate

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@alleycatkate

@lilyoaws Hi Lily! The best thing I ever did was to quit. I actually quit when I was about 42 and am 68 now also. It was incredibly difficult for me to quit but I wanted to offer @bmiller57 encouragement as the hypnosis made it amazingly simple. I had tried a kazillion times before I tried the hypnosis. Anyone with lung disease needs to keep far from a cigarette. Lily…I'm glad that we both quit and feel good!! Best wishes to you. Kate

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lilypaws I have been in a lot of pain. I'm waiting for the governor in MN to open up elective surgeries. My surgeons assistant is going to see my surgeon today to plan my surgery. It is a big one. I have to have a fusion from T-10 to my pelvis and they have to open both sides of my body. So as soon as the governor opens up the elective surgery I could get in, but I double it will be Mid May if not longer.

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@irene5

@bmiller57 Boy do I get that! I am so sorry. I am suffering debilitating migraines and GI symptoms. Many days I am not able to get out of bed. Call or email your doctor! Maybe there’s something he/she can suggest. My ID doctor recently changed my dose of Rifampin. This a difficult journey for many of us. Sending you a hug and positive thoughts. irene5

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Irene and bmiller, Have either of you migrain sufferers ever tried 'Maxalt' (Rizatriptan Benzoate)? It was a miracle med when I used to get migrains.

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@windwalker

Irene and bmiller, Have either of you migrain sufferers ever tried 'Maxalt' (Rizatriptan Benzoate)? It was a miracle med when I used to get migrains.

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Spoke to my doctor yesterday, and that’s what she prescribed. (5mg) Just had it filled Terri. Fingers crossed! Irene

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@windwalker

Irene and bmiller, Have either of you migrain sufferers ever tried 'Maxalt' (Rizatriptan Benzoate)? It was a miracle med when I used to get migrains.

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Another thing to consider is the possibility of a magnesium deficiency as a contributing cause of migraines. See : https://migraineagain.com/magnesium-deficiency-migraines/

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@poodledoc

Another thing to consider is the possibility of a magnesium deficiency as a contributing cause of migraines. See : https://migraineagain.com/magnesium-deficiency-migraines/

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@poodledoc Thank you. I actually just purchased some from Pure Encapsulations. I will definitely try them as well. irene5

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Sorry so late in replying to your post. I don’t get time to check regularly sometimes. For what it’s worth, I’ve been on the “three” daily for 6 months. Think my year is just starting as just had first negative sputum. I was worried about GI effects and started taking Kyolic (there is a lot of research on aged garlic extract and the gut biome) two (600 mg) twice a day along with 600 mg NAC (Lung support as it’s a precursor to glutathione) twice a day as well. My gut has been fine and it even got rid of food allergies I have suffered with for years. I also take a probiotic when I think about it at night. I take Kyolic when I get up in the morning, then antibiotics and NAC with my blend of hot cocoa, coffee and collagen. I had a little nausea at first, and took something for that, but never not one day of cramping or diarrhea. Gas yes, but I’m not complaining. I started to feel better in general after about 6-8 weeks on the antibiotics. I hope this helps. It’s good to have a variety in info available. Don’t give up, it will get better!

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@sam33

Sorry so late in replying to your post. I don’t get time to check regularly sometimes. For what it’s worth, I’ve been on the “three” daily for 6 months. Think my year is just starting as just had first negative sputum. I was worried about GI effects and started taking Kyolic (there is a lot of research on aged garlic extract and the gut biome) two (600 mg) twice a day along with 600 mg NAC (Lung support as it’s a precursor to glutathione) twice a day as well. My gut has been fine and it even got rid of food allergies I have suffered with for years. I also take a probiotic when I think about it at night. I take Kyolic when I get up in the morning, then antibiotics and NAC with my blend of hot cocoa, coffee and collagen. I had a little nausea at first, and took something for that, but never not one day of cramping or diarrhea. Gas yes, but I’m not complaining. I started to feel better in general after about 6-8 weeks on the antibiotics. I hope this helps. It’s good to have a variety in info available. Don’t give up, it will get better!

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sam33, you take kyolic and NAC with the antibiotic? How often do you take the meds? Just wondering if taking antibiotic is ok with NAC. I’m also taking the antibiotic 3x week. Thanks Cila

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@cila

sam33, you take kyolic and NAC with the antibiotic? How often do you take the meds? Just wondering if taking antibiotic is ok with NAC. I’m also taking the antibiotic 3x week. Thanks Cila

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Hi Cila. I take daily. Morning I take 2 Kyolic when I get up. Only wait on NAC so I have a little something in my stomach so I take at same time as antibiotics. Then in the evening when I eat, I take both again with food. ID Doc knows and simply doesn’t care one way or another. He’s 100% pharm and believes little concerning supplements, but that’s ok. We are all entitled to our own opinion (at least we used to be! Not sure of anything anymore!). All my bloodwork has been fine and GI is great. That’s all i need to know😊

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