Chronicles of a Rifampinianaut vol. 5: So Begins the Age of INH

WinkYes, I broke into my stash of INHi from last fall and took my very first dose of INH tonight with my second dose of Rifampin for the day, hence the Rifampinianaut. Isoniazid is the full name of INH and I just couldn't bring myself to label myself the Rifampiniazid. Of course, if one want's to be completely accurate, I would have to also work in Doxycycline, Azithromyocin, N-Acetyl Cysteine, and Metronidazolei. Hmmm....the Metroxyzithricetylfampiniazid, lol!!! O-kee, D'O-kee, I think not, lol

In any case, I went ahead and started the INH tonight.  I figured that taking it in the afternoon with my second dose of Rifampin would work best in terms of scheduling.  Since it's a 1 dose a day prescription, I can't exactly fit it into the morning easily so this makes the most sense.

I finished my 22nd pulse on Wednesday of last week.  Nothing new to report, it went right on by just as smoothly as ever, thus my recent questions about INH and my interest in it.  But, I've made the leap so I'm good for another 30 days or so.

Jim K mentioned that INH and Flagyl are both "pro-drugs", if I recall correctly.  I know the label on the prescription of INH says that you cannot drink alcohol with it, which is kind of a bummer, but then, I haven't been drinking at all so I guess it's nothing too different from what I've been doing.  I did drink twice last year, a single drink on two occasions, but that was it.  It does open up a single guy's social life if he can do that, but I'll manage.

Actually, I forgot that I know I'll be engaging in a social event probably in two weeks where alcohol will be a must.  I invited a friend to go to a wine boutique and do a wine tasting.  Consequently, I may stop the INH a few days beforehand and pick it back up a few days after.  Even though I'm only contemplating drinking a very small amount of alcohol, I would prefer to minimize any risk that I can of causing liver problems.

Oh, also, I should mention that I have been regularly taking Annotto Tocotrienols.  I try to take it daily but sometimes forget.  I typically take them in the afternoon either shortly before my second dose of Rifampin or with it.  Tonight I took it togehter with the Rifampin, INH, and NACi all at the same time.  I don't know whether the antioxidant">i affect of the NAC and Tocotrienols are going to reduce the efficacy of the Rifampin and INH and it might be good to know that if anyone reading knows.

Comments

  I tended to take the

 

I tended to take the bacteristatics, first tinii or metroi dose and at least half the supplementsi together with breakfast, and I nearly always had a glass of wine with or after dinner, regardless of pulses. Never took INHi though. 

I am still here to tell the taleFoot in mouth...........Sarah

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow...........Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still slowly improving and no exacerbation since starting. EDSSi was 7, now 2, less on a good day.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

 I took a lower dose of

 I took a lower dose of INHi for over a year and never had any problems with a glass of wine on occaision. I'm not sure if it has the same emetic affect as Flagyli and alcohol. Anyone else with experience in this?

CAPi for Cpni 11/04. Dxi: 25yrs CFSi & FMSi. Protocol: 200mg Doxyi, 500mg MWF Azith, Tinii 1000mg/day pulses; Vit D1000 units, Iodoral 50mg, T4 & T3

 

CAPi for Cpni 11/04. Dxi: 25+yrs CFSi & FMSi. Currently: 250 aithromycin mwf, doxycycline 100mg BIDi, restarted Tinii pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3, 6mg Iodoral

> I did drink twice last

> I did drink twice last year, a single drink on two occasions, but that was it.  It does open up a single guy's social life if he can do that...

It all depends where you "shop".  You could look for a church that frowns on drinking, join their singles group and nobody would think twice about the fact that you're not drinking.   It worked for my cousin and it worked for me.

 

CAPi for M.S. since 8/2007. Currently: 100 mg Dox. (2 x day), 250 mg Zithi (3 x week) ceased 3/2008, 150 mg Roxi (2 x day) starting 3/2008. Fifth pulse metronidazolei completed 2/19/2008.

CAPi for M.S. 8/2007 - 3/2009.  Twentieth pulse metronidazolei + INHi completed 3/12/2009.  Intermittent treatment thereafter until 11/20/2009.