263 to go…Or 1 week down, 35 to go. The days make it sound much worse. Week one on the med­ica­tion has been rather unevent­ful. I’m still sit­ting in front of my com­put­er a lot — writ­ing cov­er let­ters now, and try­ing to fin­ish up all the Mex­i­co loose ends. The days go back very quick­ly some how.

I don’t seem to be hav­ing any major side effects to the Iso­ni­azid. The first few days I think there was a bit of nau­sea, but now I’ve fig­ured out to take it first thing in the morn­ing and then wait a short while before eat­ing break­fast. I also start­ed tak­ing, dili­gent­ly, a good mul­ti-vit­a­min. It is real­ly hard to find good infor­ma­tion about sup­ple­ments to sup­port or boost liv­er func­tion. The infor­ma­tion I did find led me to con­clude that an all-pur­pose mul­ti-vit­a­min, lots of water, exer­cise, and no alco­hol are the best path. There is some info about milk this­tle being the alter­na­tive med­i­cine way to sup­port liv­er func­tion. I haven’t decid­ed whether I should look into this fur­ther. I’m ner­vous about fig­ur­ing out a dose, which I believe is a com­mon prob­lem with alter­na­tive med­i­cine herbs and sup­ple­ments. With the liv­er, it is too easy for the sup­ple­ment to pass from boost­ing func­tion to stress­ing the organ, which is exact­ly what I don’t need to do. isoniazid-day7

I received some oth­er infor­ma­tion about tak­ing an antiox­i­dant to boost my immune sys­tem, which I might look into. How­ev­er, that came along with the rec­om­men­da­tion of only mild exer­cise. Hmmm.… whoops. I’ve been going to the gym 7 days a week and try­ing all the fun new class­es that make me sore for like 3 days, and I love it. So, I can do the no drink­ing, but don’t ask me to also not exer­cise. I’m prob­a­bly going over-board with all of this, but the med­ical papers about hepati­tis and oth­er issues were bad. Not drink­ing is prob­a­bly enough, but 263 days is a long time.