Mono: Frustrated with being told it's going to have to run its course. Not used to seeing my child laying around. Found this website and giving coconut oil a try.
Immune Support Remedies
I wanted to comment on the assumption that you can only get mono once in your lifetime. I have just been diagnosed for the 4th time with mono (by a doctor through a blood test). Mono weakens your immune system and stays in your body. It can become active again if your immune system is compromised. I loved all the suggestions for home remedies because doctors have nothing to suggest but bed rest. I will start immediately with the coconut oil, the ACV, and salt gargle. I'll take my L-lysine as well. Read on another site that supplementing your immune system with Echineaca is important. They suggested 2 of the frozen capsules twice a day. Also loved the reminder to stay off caffeine and to focus on fresh fruits and vegetables...drink lots of fruit juice. Since I've now had this 4 times, I think it is important for anyone who has ever had it to pay close attention to supplementing their immune system throughout their lifetime. It's no fun to get this stuff as you age.
Milk of Magnesia
For mono, laryngitis or sore throats, try milk of magnesia in peppermint flavor. This is very alkalizing and will cure your sore throat quickly.
You should know that this actually cured my daughter's mono very quickly and we have used this remedy over and over again to cure sore throats. Good luck. Sue
Milk of Magnesia throat gargle –
The acid neutralizer in milk of magnesia changes the pH in the mouth to prevent microbes from growing. It also coats the sore to relieve pain and irritation. For up to three or four times a day,
People are calling it “Magic Mouthwash” would help make a wicked sore throat more tolerable – even numb.
Here's the recipe for our Magic Mouthwash:
1 Part Milk of Magnesia (2 tsp – for her weight and age. She could have swallowed up to 1 tablespoon of this, but to create the mixture we only needed 2 teaspoons.)
1 Part Children's Benedryl (2 tsp – for her weight and age. This was the maximum dosage she could have swallowed if she hadn't taken a Zyrtec.)
1 Part (or a little less) of water (1.5 tsp – to make it easier to stir and mix)
A friend (in her 40's) was very ill for a couple of weeks, and was even hospitalized for a few days. Dr.didn't know what she had. They sent her home, but after another week, was not getting any better, but could only sit in the chair for 15 min., otherwise lie in bed. Then results came back for Mono. She took MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution, 1-2 drops every hour the first day for a few hours. By the next morning she was feeling better. After a couple of days she dropped down to twice a day. A week later she is in town shopping. Doesn't have to lie down at all during the day, just sit and rest occasionally. She is up to 8 drops twice a day and plans to increase to 15 three times a day for one week. She is also taking Acidophilus, 8 billion a couple times a day.
Olive leaf has antibiotic, antiviral, and anti-fungal properties.
I came down with mononucleosis and took 2 capsules 4 times a day till the bottle was gone (60 capsules). After the FIRST DAY, my sore throat was gone! By the third day my energy was back and after taking the whole bottle I was COMPLETELY WELL!
It is also excellent for allergies! Load up with 2 caps three times a day for two days, then take 1 cap morning and evening till allergy season is over.
I am a medical professional and have lots of MDs and nurses I work with taking it and they love it!
I found that after giving my child this really great stuff called SeaVegg which you can only find at www.itvventures.com/sams that my child no longer had mono after 1 week. It was very good for my babys too. I gave this to them because they started to have a cold. I gave 1 to them and they were not sick the next day. I have not been sick for an entire year and have been taking this for an entire year. I dont give this my children everyday just because I dont believe that they should develope their own immunities unless they get sick and then allow their bodies to heal themselves with a little bit of natural remedies. I am also a big believer in Hydrogen Peroxide for ear infections.
My 15 year old was diagnosed with strep throat after 4 days of high fever. She took antibiotics for 10 days, but continued to run periodic fever. I took her back to the doctor and asked to test for mono. It was positive. Fortunately, I had started her on Emergen C when her symptoms first began. She never felt overly tired. Once we had the diagnosis of mono, we added anti viral herbs like astralagus & Echinacea/Goldenseal, garlic capsules & coconut oil capsules. Throughout the whole illness, she has been able to function pretty normally. The doctor was shocked as her appetite & energy levels have stayed steady. He could not feel any significant swelling of her spleen. I definitely credit these supplements for keeping her going these last few weeks of school.
Oral vitamin C therapy as recommended by Dr. Robert Cathcart was employed to resolve within 14 days a case of mononucleosis contracted by my 17-year-old grand-daughter.
1st 24 hours, 7000mg ascorbic acid powder in orange juice every hour.
Subsequent days: 1000mg every hour until bowel tolerance syndrom; thereafter, an amount of the vitamin every three hours just short of bowel tolerance syndrome.
Having studied vitamin c more than any other substance, having performed vitamin c infusions on cancer patients, I can make some very specific footnotes to this posting.Use buffered powder. Do not use straight calcium ascorbate powder as the buffered form. Use sodium ascorbate or products buffered with broad range of different salts. Potssium, magnesium, calcium mixture is pretty tolerable. I make this recommendation as acidic vitamin c and calcium ascorbate has lower bowell tolerance and your dosages will be limitted. Also, it is hard to dose any medication more than four times a day. I whole heartedly recommend a timed release form of ascorbate to be taken with the powder. This will keep blood levels higher, longer. It also is easier on the stomach.
Alpha lipoic acid, and seleniium both slow down the excretion and oxidation of vitamin c.
For any viral infection. Do not taper up to bowell tolerance. Vitamin c cramps can be very uncomfortable and may discourage further use. Your target daily dose should be 30,000 mg per day. Taking both immediate release and delayed release. I gave vitamin c to my daughter who had mono. We also gave her sodium ascorbate nose drops and mixed new batch every 12 hours. You can use nose spray as often as you like and boost blood levels through the ceiling.(Pauling)
If you have successfully raised your daily intake to 30,000 mg and you don't feel better, you should add alkaline therapy or oxygen therapy to your protocol.
(Philadelphia, Pa, Usa)
I was very happy to find "scientific" information about taking huge amounts of vit. C (to bowel tolerance). Saturating your body with it was said to detoxify it - and maybe it did as I felt really lousy! I took it for a week, mostly 26-30 grams/day, except one day when my bowels felt tolerant and l just stopped at 40 grams. I felt like I was dying! Terrible muscle cramps would not let me sleep. Desperately I tried calcium-magnesium-zinc supplement and could literally feel the muscles relaxing. Run out of it and got another brand-not working! I checked the bottles: the working supplement had COPPER! At that time-fortunately-I started taking 1000 mcg of vit. B 12/day and in a month I was ok.
LATER I read that vit. C interferes with the absorption of vit. B-12 and copper! That information should be posted every time someone talks about taking huge amounts of vit. C!
God Bless you all with children with mono. My son got it and lost almost a year of school. I am still taking care of him sick from time to time.
My recommendation is (which I wish to know in the beginning of his sickness) take your children out of all SUGAR, processed food, no microwaved food etc... ASAP give lots of Vit C (I use emergen c 1.000 power on water). Lots of rest, NO STRESS AT ALL. The most raw foods the better, if not, try to cook the food from fresh kinds only. Take all meat away. Use lots of protein (nat sources).
B12 (liquid) can help a lot for energy & preserve brain concentration. No caffeine, no to nat juice pasteurized (only juice made at home)
Pls use lots of fruits & vegetables. This should help the body to fight and recover for good. Otherwise if it stays in body it keep reactivating and it's become chronic & complications. My son has lots of problems with joint pain after the virus attacked him Jan 2010. I'm now trying further things such as acupuncture (I had & was great for pain)
I will start a raw diet for 3 months (because he remains so sick) this virus when attacked and stays causes lots of issues and increases candida, parasites etc.. so I learned that the raw diet cleans the parasites out of the organs, etc..
Truly hope no child goes as far as my son, but if so, look for natural ways to fight this virus because the doctor don't do nothing!!!!!! But we can do a lot to make things better and reverse the acute body infection, as well as fatigue. Oh! Lots of fresh air but never push to excercise because it cause lots of discomfort at night. Go gradually on that, better listen to your child. My son is teen, needs sports but small activities until he can do big ones. Bless 2 U ALL.
Vitamin C, Coconut Oil, Garlic
My daughter was diagnosed with mono on Monday (6/19), she felt slightly sick one week before that, but the active symptoms of - sore throat, swollen glands, swollen liver and spleen, fatigue, hot flashes and night sweats, headache, started 3 days before she was diagnosed.
We started high dose of C on Monday (6/19) (8000mg/day) vitamin B complex (2/day) coconut oil (4tbs/day) and raw minced garlic (2 cloves/day, taken on a spoon flashed with water) + lots of water (she went through at least 12+ water bottles/day), lots of healthy fat like avocado and fish, and arugola salads with apple cider vinegar and olive oil.
She was symptoms free on Sunday (6/25) had her liver test redone on 6/27 and her liver is back to normal and she was declared mono free.
Thanks to everyone who shared their mono experiences and I definitely recommend - high dose of vitamin C, coconut oil and garlic.
Vitamin C, Coconut Oil, L-Lysine
My daughter was diagnosed with mono her senior year, the week before her big AP exams were scheduled.
She was so awfully ill she just laid on the couch and slept & woke up to spit in a cup. Her spleen was quite swollen. After a few days of this I'd had enough and started searching the internet and found the miracle combination of Vit. C, Coconut oil and L-Lysine.
We started right away. The key was frequent doses, all at the same time. I administered it like an antibiotic, 3 or 4 times a day. Morning, noon and night.
As I recall one regimen was a couple of 1000 mg C pills, a spoonful of coconut oil and the recommended dose on the bottle of L-lysine. 3 or 4 times a day.
From the very first dose she started to improve! She felt better and better and even had me drive her to the testing center for those important exams. (Which she aced.) She was completely well in a short period of time and completed the rest of the school year in good health. Imagine, the doctors told us she'd be laid up for anywhere between 6 weeks to several months!!
Hope this will help someone. Remember she felt better from the first dose! God bless.
I am 72, and having my second bout with mono. Thank you so much for this information. I have all three on hand, and just had some of each.