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13 Aug 2014 09:57 #23008 by dboxing
dboxing created the topic: Shingles
Came down with shingles 4 days ago. Should I fast or not? How long? My bodyfat is fairly low so I presently avoid long fasts, and try to eat only one or twice per day, and do one 40 hour fast per month (although I've missed the last two months' 40 hour fast)

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13 Aug 2014 10:24 #23010 by TheFastDoctor
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Fasting can only help. But I routinely prescribe Acyclovir or something similar on the first sign of shingles. It prevents permanent neuralgia in the majority of patients. That, also, can be taken during a fast.

Incidentally I found in many people that the 40 hour fast once EVERY week often helped them gain weight: By resting the gut like on the Sabbath, it becomes more efficient overall, helping you assimilate more nutrients.

Best wishes.

André

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13 Aug 2014 12:23 #23011 by dboxing
dboxing replied the topic: Shingles
Thank you so much.

Additionally, is 4 days too late for the Acyclovir? I've had the pain since then, but I only developed spots yesterday. I'm scheduled to see the Dr. in an hour from now.

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13 Aug 2014 15:04 #23016 by TheFastDoctor
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Unfortunately, dear dBoxing, by 4 days the virus has done most of "it's thing".. but whilst taking it now might not help the skin condition, it can still reduce the incidence and severity of post herpetic neuralgia.. If I were you, I'd go for it. Acyclovir is, unlike antibiotics, very safe, non toxic and does not upset your normal (bacterial) flora.

André

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