I seem to be on allot of drugs. My anti rejection drugs are a low dosage due to the EBV. The doctors are trying to allow my immune system to strengthen to fight off the virus that came with the Kidney, a virus I did not have.
List Updated May 14 2023
|9:00 AM||Tacrolimus (Adagraph)||4 mg||Anti rejection|
|9:00 AM||Prednisone||7.5 mg||Anti rejection|
|9:00 AM||Vitamin D||1000 I.U.||Sunshine|
|9:00 AM||Sodium Bicarbonate||600 mg||Acidosis|
|Noon||Elemental Iron||300 mg||Supplement|
|Noon||Sodium Bicarbonate||600 mg||Acidosis|
|5:00 PM||Apo Sulphate (Septra)|
|5:00 PM||Sodium Bicarbonate||600mg||Acidosis|
|10:00 PM||Bizoprolol||5 mg||Blood Pressure|
|10:00 PM||Amlodopine||7.5 mg||Blood Pressure|
|10:00 PM||Coversyl||8 mg||Blood Pressure|
|10:00 PM||Vitamin D||1,000 IU||Sunshine|
|10:00 PM||Warfarin (Coumadin)||*||Anti Coagulant|
|10:00 PM||Sodium Bicarbonate||600 mg||Acidosis|
Other Drugs I have been on or offered
|Valgancylovire||450 mg||Anti viral||Stopped Nov 2018|
|Azathioprine||75 mg to 50 mg to none||anti rejection||side effects nausea was difficult|
|Pantoloc||tablet||acid reflux||discontinued after June 22 2019|
|THC||small cookie||Control EBV||Low (micro) dose every second day for about 6 months see note below|
|Rosuvastatin||5mg||Cholesterol||Not Started: see note below|
|Forxiga (Dapagliflozin)||10mg||Prolong life of kidney||Caused Swelling, stopped after 2 days see note below|
Comments on side effects
Valgancylovire: Valganciclovir is an antiviral. It is used to treat infections caused by viruses. This medicine is also used to prevent Cytomegalovirus (CMV). CMV disease in patients who have received a kideny transplant.
One study claims ValGCV prevents CMV and may modify EBV infection risk:
Another said it had no effect on EBV but was effective for CMV
Pediatric Transplant 2019 May;23(3) Epub 2019 Feb 20. Cytomegalovirus and Epstein-Barr virus infections among pediatric kidney transplant recipients at a center using universal Valganciclovir Prophylaxis Grant Paulsen; Pia Cumagun; Emily Mixon
Pantoloc: Pantoprazole is a proton pump inhibitors (PPIs). It was prescribed because of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD, reflux esophagitis). It reduces the amount of acid the stomach produces. When on dialysis I was on a PPI and across the board they discontinued use for all patients in the dialysis unit due to an increase in dementia.
Curr Gastroenterol Rep. 2010 Dec; PMID: 20882439
Association of Long-term Proton Pump Inhibitor Therapy with Bone Fractures and effects on Absorption of Calcium, Vitamin B12, Iron, and Magnesium Tetsuhide Ito, MD, PhD1 and Robert T. Jensen, MD2
This study shows long-term effects of chronic acid suppression on the absorption of vitamins and nutrients. It does show any relationship with dementia however.
THC: A number of compounds are thought to inhibit EBV. One that has shown to inhibit EBV is THC in vitro. (in a petri dish)
BMC Medicine volume 2, Article number: 34 (2004)
Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) inhibits lytic replication of gamma oncogenic herpesviruses in vitro Medveczky, Sherwood, Klein
After the legalization of Marijuana and checking with my family doctor and 4 nephrologists at the Ottawa General all of whom except 1 said there was no harm in trying I proceeded to test the in vitro results in real life by baking some micro dose cookies.
Over a 6 month trial where I started and stopped the TCH, during which I was being tested monthly for EBV, I found the EBV diminished in correlation with the mirco does. The “study” was not conclusive for the following reasons
1: The hospital regularly mistakenly did EBV binary tests rather than quantitative tests so my results were inconsistent.
2: I did not like the THC “high” leading to inconsistent use
3: My record keeping was not perfect.
4: The doctors became hostile to the idea, making stereotypical comments not able to differentiate between a 60 year old scientifically oriented former president of an international trading company and a 16 year old trying pot for the first time.
In any event the THC interacted with the Tacrolimus leading to severe auditory hallucinations leading me to stop the “experiment” despite a conviction it did have an effect on the EBV
Rosuvastatin: Statins and Risk of New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus
Shah and Goldfine 30 Oct 2012
Statins increase the risk of developing diabetes, increase the risk of memory loss and prevent cardiovascular events in patients who have had a previous heart attack or those with multiple cardiovascular risk factors.
Diabetes mellitus was diagnosed in 27% more patients receiving a statin (rosuvastatin) compared with patients receiving placebo (an identical appearing pill that does not contain medication), but patients receiving the statin had a significant 54% lower risk of heart attack, 48% lower risk of stroke, and 20% lower risk of death from any cause.
Statins are a reductase inhibitor that blocks a critical step in the production of LDL cholesterol in the liver. Aside from lowering LDL, statins reduce inflammation and promote health of the lining of the blood vessels.
For every 40-mg/dL drop in the LDL cholesterol level, there is a 13% reduction in the risk of death from any cause in patients without diabetes. Other medications used to treat high cholesterol (eg, fibrates, niacin, and bile acid sequestrants) have not yet shown a similar degree of benefit for heart health.
The strongest predictors of diabetes includes age, weight, higher blood sugar levels before statin use. Teating 255 patients with statins for 4 years led to 1 extra case of diabetes mellitus, whereas 5.4 cardiovascular events were prevented.
Doctors are confident in a consistent association between statin therapy and the development of new-onset diabetes mellitus or worsening of diabetes mellitus and an improvement in Cardiac outcomes.