Thx Dr F, much interesting reading.
Re 1st link I notice the patient appears to have continued to take Magnesium during tx. After looking at the whole picture when diagnosed with a holistic view to all my personal symptoms, I started on : Alpha Lipoic Acid (as mentioned before in another post), Magnesium, Vit D & Vit B12 (the latter 2 also discussed in another post).
I applied my thinking with a chart of symptoms and which suppliments were recommended after much reading. Then deleted the ones which were not recommended for liver desease. Magnesium came up in all my symptoms so I started on a course of quality Mag . Symptoms eased considerably. (I am aware that it needs to be a certain type of Magnesium which the name of which I forget at this moment in time) .
I told my (then ) liver consultant, (who is one if the top leading Professors of liver desease in the world) about the Mag & he said 'I doubt very much the Magnesium is making any difference' . I am convinced it did, especially for joint pain but does it help with the HepC ? and would it be ok to take while on treatment if I feel necessary?
The article is quite technical for my brain-fog & recollecting names. A simple synopsis would be great!
Have stopped taking Mag currently,
Also, is this person saying a low carb diet definitely helps and would that apply to all or just some?
I also notice much reference to fatty liver etc - which I personally don't have. I had to up my carb intake, as proteins / 'good' fat just weren't cutting it, weight wise.
I guess the 'one size does not fit all' thing appears again? but there are staples that there is evidence of benefits, The question is, 'Is it your opinion that Magnesium can help' ? I would think re metabolism, the majority of HepC patients are in the 'trying to avoid fatty liver' side of things, most literature is aimed at this, but we have a few 'skinnies' on here with the opposite and ss you know my Triglycerides are way too low.
Sorry for long post, but I find this most interesting
(edit) I'll come back in 6 months after I've read the rest