How many times a week to take Ivermectin?

  • How many times a week to take Ivermectin?

    Posted by grantmorgan1906 on May 10, 2024 at 9:04 pm EDT

    During the high flu season, I had decided to take Ivermectin 12 mg twice a week. When we attended a funeral in January, I took Ivermectin 12 mg and Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg, Quercetin, zinc, vit C and Vit D daily until we came home. I’m in my late 70s with a number of comorbidities and am unvaccinated.

    Now I’ve decided to take Ivermectin 12 mg once a week.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks.

    vegandan replied 6 days, 18 hours ago 5 Members · 7 Replies
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  • vegandan

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    I’m a 75yo vegan for 34 years with no health issues other than BPH and bladder stone issues which I am controlling with diet and potassium citrate for uric acid and pH moderation. I take 6mg every other day as a baseline prophylactic. The off days are quercetin. If I have a sense of imbalance as I did about 2 months ago, I will start taking 12mg daily until I feel the homeostasis return. I plan to continue this protocol for the rest of my life. I am comfortable with the safety profile of IVM. I have never had any adverse issues from the published contraindications or adverse reactions.

  • Geoff Knapp

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    May 13, 2024 at 7:43 pm EDT
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    My wife and I both started taking Ivermectin (12mg – twice a week) about 8 months ago. I am 65 and she is 63. Both in excellent physical shape (no extra weight), unvaccinated and active (my wife is very active). She wanted to try this based on anecdotal stories of people who had surprise relief from joint and arthritis type pain due to the anti-inflammatory properties of Ivermectin. She has regular such pain and has trouble getting comfortable when she first lies down in bed at night. After about 5 months of taking Ivermectin she is 90% pain free for the first time in many years and no longer needs to take Advil before bed, which she was doing a few nights a week. She said she used to have discomfort throughout the day that is gone. I had shoulder and ankle discomfort related to working out and a past injury. Also now all but gone. And I wasn’t even taking it for this but rather for the anti-cancer properties. Considering we now expect to be taking this longer term we also want to get down to the minimum dose that will be effective and are looking at taking it once a week instead of twice. So any info or professional experience would be appreciated.

  • grantmorgan1906

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    May 13, 2024 at 10:43 pm EDT
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    Thank you for your comments.

  • Shelley Ingle

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    May 18, 2024 at 10:20 pm EDT
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    where can you buy legit ivermectin that’s not a scam ? esp if you bought from one of the sites listed on this website please let me know . great to hear it helped

    • vegandan

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      I bought mine from India but you can get it in Tennessee as an over the counter med. I don’t know what it cost in TN but it is super cheap in India. It is generally about 10 to 20 cents per pill in most of the India pharmacies. The companies in India are very competitive. The problem is that the shipping charges are very high and there is always the possibility that the package won’t get through customs. Not so much of a risk now that Covid is moot. And most pharmacies in India don’t require a prescription. So I will continue to buy from Indiamart unless the price becomes competitive in the US.

  • Don Baker

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    May 22, 2024 at 5:36 pm EDT
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    I’ve been taking 12mg IVM once/wk for a couple of years for antiviral and anticancer support. I also take other supplements listed below.
    However, as I wrote to vegadan in another thread, I’m not sure my India-sourced IVM is legit because I caught a virus last year that laid me up for a week with 102 fever/headache/bodyaches, and taking IVM 18mg/daily for a week (plus my supplements) didn’t seem to do a thing against it; a week after recovering from that, I had a weeks-long shingles attack that I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy.

    If I can get a known-quality IVM source I’ll happily take it for the rest of my life. (Not having a source in early 2022 when I got Covid, I bought a tube of horsepaste before it was banned and dosed it per online recommendations. I think it helped some though I probably started too late for best effect.)

    Supplements taken daily, Mon – Sat:

    -Vit C 1mg

    -Vit D3 5K IU

    -Vit B complex capsule

    -Vit K2 ~40mg

    -elemental Zinc 220mg (50mg effective zinc) every other day

    -Quercetin 500mg

    -Magnesium (mix of 5 types) 500mg

    -CoQ10 300mg

    -NAC 600mg every other day

    -Black Seed oil 1 tsp

    -homemade electrolyte drink (ground pink salt + potassium chloride + magnesium powder) in 16 oz warm water

    -Once daily I eat a Budwig Protocol anti-inflammatory “muesli” mixing 4 tbs cottage cheese with some almond milk +2 tbs fresh-ground flaxseed + 3 tbs flaxseed oil, tossing in some chopped walnuts + raw pumpkin seeds + chia seeds + ground hemp seeds for their anti-inflammatory and protein benefits.

    As a cancer survivor and gluten/dairy-sensitive I’m also on a very-low animal-protein diet and have eliminated junk foods, seed oils, alcohol, gluten & dairy (except for the cottage cheese).

    • vegandan

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      That is amazing that your supplements are very similar to mine. In addition I have berberine, a multivit, potassium citrate for my pH control, ashwagandha, brazil nuts, omega-3, and taurine. On my consideration list is CoQ-10, spermidine, nattokinase, and LDN for the tinnitus that I believe started in 2019. Just a note on the Vit K. Adult dosage should be about 120 micro grams per day so 40mg might be contraindicated. And I am assuming the Vit C is actually 1g not 1mg.

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