I have been using Milk Thistle(1000 mg) along with Alpha Lipoic Acid(200mg) and Selenium.(400mg) Under a doctor's care since Dec 2012 as an alternitve treatment for Hep C.
Before starting this treatment I experienced ISB symptoms I could not eat dairy, gluten, sugar without bloating. My liver would swell so much it felt like my ribs were going to break. Within 2 days after starting the milk thistle I felt an improvement; it had a cooling effect. Now I dont have the pain and swelling and I can have wheat and dairy once or twice a week. My ISB symptoms are gone. No more diarea. I take a digestive enzimes if I eat a large meal.
While this treatment my not be sucsessful in clearing me of the virus it has gone a long way to improving my life.
I am also being treated for hormonal imblance which is the main cause of the depression / anixity. The same Doctor has been treating me for this for more than 5 years. At this time he believes my imbalaces are stemming from the Hep C.
If I hadn't been tested for hep c as a pre employement screening I never would have been diagnosed. My liver panels were normal.
So for me milk thistle works as a note of caution: Selenium rasies the blood sugar so blood sugar must be monoterd.View Thread