Antipsychotic Drugs Can Cause Chronic Fatigue; CBCD Reviews the Medical Literature
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Serious and sometimes fatal infections may occur with antipsychotic drug use. (1) The CBCD explains the link between antipsychotics, latent viruses, and fatigue.
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The AARP says that common antipsychotic drugs have side effects that can weaken the immune system and cause chronic fatigue. “Antipsychotics are powerful CNS (central nervous system) depressants. In studies, the side effects include fatigue, lethargy and weakness.” (1) Dr. Chen and colleagues wrote in a study that antipsychotic drugs can damage the immune system. Antipsychotics can “induce immuneregulation … (and) … could inhibit INF Gamma production (Interferon Gamma is a protein made and released by host cells in response to the presence of pathogens such as viruses) of human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (a type of blood cell) and could inhibit Th1 differentiation (Th1 lymphocytes are critical in the cellular immune response. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell).” (2) Dr. Chen and colleagues are from the Department of Research at the Taipei Tzuchi Hospital in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Drugs.com goes even farther, relating that serious and sometimes fatal infections may occur with antipsychotic drug use. (3)
The CBCD points out that when the immune system is damaged by antipsychotic drugs, latent viruses, such as EBV, CMV, HCV, etc., increase in number and can cause a feeling of physical and mental fatigue.
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The CBCD therefore recommends that Americans who are infected with a latent virus take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR. The formula of these natural antiviral products was tested by Hanan Polansky and Edan Itzkovitz from the CBCD in two clinical studies that followed FDA guidelines. The studies showed that the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR formula is effective against latent viruses, such as EBV, CMV, HBV, and many more. The clinical studies were published in the peer reviewed, medical journal Pharmacology & Pharmacy, the first, in a special edition on Advances in Antiviral Drugs. Study authors wrote that, “individuals infected with EBV ( and other latent viruses)…reported a safe decrease in their symptoms following treatment with Gene-Eden-VIR.” (4) The study authors also wrote that “we observed a statistically significant decrease in the severity, duration, and frequency of symptoms.” (4)
Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are natural antiviral dietary supplements. Their formula contains five natural ingredients: Selenium, Camellia Sinesis Extract, Quercetin, Cinnamomum Extract, and Licorice Extract. The first ingredient is a trace element, and the other four are plant extracts. Each ingredient and its dose was chosen through a scientific approach. Scientists at polyDNA, the company that invented and patented the formula, scanned thousands of scientific and medical papers published in various medical and scientific journals, and identified the safest and most effective natural ingredients against latent viruses. To date, Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR are the only natural antiviral products on the market with published clinical studies that support their claims.
According to the AARP, antipsychotic drugs are also frequently prescribed for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other serious psychiatric conditions. Antipsychotics are also prescribed “off label” to treat agitation and depression, among other conditions. (1)
Individuals can check if their antipsychotic drug causes fatigue by inserting the name of the drug in the search bar located here: http://www.drugs.com.
The AARP continues, saying that “Many of these drugs also lower dopamine levels, which can lead to drowsiness and sleepiness as well.” (1) In other words, these drugs affect brain chemicals (like dopamine) called neurotransmitters. Lowering dopamine levels creates a vicious cycle where lower dopamine levels damage the immune system, and a damaged immune system lowers dopamine levels even farther. As Dr. György M. Nagy, PhD wrote that “Permanent dysfunctions of either the central (CNS) or the peripheral (immune) dopaminergic system are frequently associated with immune malfunctions.” (5) Dr. Nagy is from the Department of Human Morphology, Cellular and Molecular Neuroendocrine Research Laboratory at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and Semmelweis University in Budapest, Hungary.
According to Dr. Hanan Polansky’s theory of Microcompetition, the decrease in the immune system will increase the number of latent viruses in these patients. One typical virus that infects most people is the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Research shows that in high concentrations, these viruses cause fatigue. Therefore, the CBCD suggests reducing the numbers of latent viruses in the body to reduce physical and mental fatigue.
Individuals can read more about Dr. Polansky’s theory here: http://www.cbcd.net.
As a further example, the CBCD points out that suppressing the immune system can also lead to a reactivation of latent viruses in the body. This further weakening of the immune system can allow an infection with a latent virus, such as with EBV, to create conditions favorable to viral reactivation and even more intense feelings of fatigue. In fact, the virus itself is responsible for feelings of “extreme fatigue.” (6)
The CBCD recommends that individuals who take antipsychotic drugs also take Novirin or Gene-Eden-VIR against the latent viruses in their bodies.
To view the entire paper on the Novirin and Gene-Eden-VIR formula and fatigue, visit: http://cbcd.net/Gene-Eden-VIR-Decreases-Fatigue-Clinical-Study.php.
(1) 9 Types of Medications That Can Lead to Chronic Fatigue. Published on June 12, 2012.
(2) Chen ML1, Wu S, Tsai TC, Wang LK, Tsai FM. Regulation of macrophage immune responses by antipsychotic drugs. Immunopharmacol Immunotoxicol. 2013 Oct;35(5):573-80.
(3) Drugs.com – Clozapine.
(4) Polansky, H. Itzkovitz, E. Gene-Eden-VIR is Antiviral: Results of a Post marketing clinical study. Published in September 2013.
(5) ScienceDaily.com – New model explains role of dopamine in immune regulation. Published on October 11, 2012.
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