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irish

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Re: Vitamin C good or bad for autoimmune diseases
« Reply #15 on: October 28, 2016, 09:35:57 PM »
I am not a doctor but if it was me I would just take the prednisone alone either with breakfast or noon meal and then take the other meds with the other meals. This way the prednisone is sure to be absorbed and taking with food will protect your stomach.

I have looked at all the pills you take and I wonder if you have ever stopped some of the supplements to see if you would have improvement in your dryness. Just a thought. Good luck Irish

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Re: Vitamin C good or bad for autoimmune diseases
« Reply #16 on: October 28, 2016, 10:47:54 PM »
Thanks Irish,

     Since you told me about the vitamin c I have started taking prednisone by itself in the mornings,  :D then the omega 3 and CoQ10 at lunch then the rest at night.

I have never even thought of it to be honest, it might definitely be worth a try. Any recommendations?
I didn't know supplements can increase dry mouth.
I'll also do my own research I think.

As usual thanks Irish.
38yo Australian M (living in Japan)
Blood work negative, biopsy negative,
Dry eyes, mouth, nose, random muscle pains at random times
Evoxac, Plaquenil

irish

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Re: Vitamin C good or bad for autoimmune diseases
« Reply #17 on: October 30, 2016, 12:09:40 AM »
I don't know if supplements can dry the mouth, but most of the prescribed meds can cause dryness.

The supplements can have side effects also only people don't even realize it because it says "natural" on the bottle and people think natural means safe. I don't know much of anything about the supplements but would advise anyone who is thinking of taking them to educate themselves and check with their doctor.

Sorry I can't be of  more help. Good luck. Irish

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Re: Vitamin C good or bad for autoimmune diseases
« Reply #18 on: October 30, 2016, 12:33:54 AM »
Thx Irish, appreciate it.

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Re: Vitamin C good or bad for autoimmune diseases
« Reply #19 on: November 02, 2016, 10:26:00 AM »
I take Vit C, and I find I do need it.

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Re: Vitamin C good or bad for autoimmune diseases
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2016, 01:14:42 PM »
Welcome aboard, MTL!
Male 48 y/o; Undergoing Primary SJS diagnosis process; Cevimeline, Ubiquinol, Vit. C, Vit. D3

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Re: Vitamin C good or bad for autoimmune diseases
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2016, 01:23:39 PM »
Thx MTI and welcome,

I've since started taking it. 1000mg a day(I think) ???

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Re: Vitamin C good or bad for autoimmune diseases
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2016, 11:33:08 AM »
Hi Ggc,

Me and reumatologist worked out best initial dose is 3000 mg/day. Now after so many years, I find 2000mg suffices. Vitamin C helps stave off infection and flu-like feelings. No trouble with stomach acid, probably because I also take calcium (which helps to neutralize it).

Good luck!
Maria
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