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.