On of the interesting things about seeing patients from around the world is getting exposed to things that are being used elsewhere that are not in (say) Australia. Yesterday I had a patient from the Ukraine who was on something called Ademetionine - never heard of it so looked it up.....
Heptral (ademetionine) in patients with intrahepatic cholestasis in chronic liver disease due to non-alcoholic liver disease: results of a multicentre observational study in India.
Thanks for the thoughtful caution and information, Tommy.
Honestly, I'm not one who believes everything I read on the internet. On the other hand, I believe that contempt prior to investigation is bad policy (for me).
SAMe looks like it is genuinely worth investigating.
When I learned about Chlorcyclizine, I researched that as well. I've got a two month supply (unused) sitting in the original shipping box in the closet. Going a bit off topic here - at my own risk I gave it a try for a week.
Like Ademetionine, Chlorcyclizine is available OTC here in the US. Turns out Chlorcyclizine is very strong stuff, and I decided at the end of one weeks personal trial, the drowziness and horrible aftertaste were more than I was willing to put up with - especially since I was already well into a 12 week course of generic Sof/Led therapy.
Did the week on Chlorcyclizine help? I really don't know. Probably not, but maybe? I do know that after 12 weeks of generic Sof/Led therapy I am officially "cured".
Having lost entire joints to Hep C, and having borne the associated expenses, the $36 a month for 800+ mg of SAMe doesn't seem all that expensive. So, I'll look into it