Re: On PT for Shingles - chol/trig going way up!
Pretty useless amount of VC for shingles too.
Dainow established that shingles was more or less instantly (1-5 days) curable with VC injections, c 1936-40, and others agree.
More recently the efficacy of oral C has been shown, exactly like any other acute viral infection:
"An effective treatment for shingles.
Shingles (herpes zoster) is an extremely painful skin condition that can take a long time to heal. It is an acute infection caused by reactivation of the chickenpox virus. Orthomolecular physicians now report that large doses of vitamin C are highly effective in curing the condition. They suggest starting out in the morning with 3000 mg of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and repeating this does every 30 minutes until you have a single episode of loose stool (not quite diarrhea). Then reduce the dosage to 2000 mg every hour and gradually adjust to a dosage that will relieve shingles symptoms, but not cause loose stools. For a massive shingles outbreak intravenous injections (infusions) of vitamin C may be required. High stress levels deplete vitamin C and can be a precipitating factor for a shingles outbreak.
Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, June 15, 2005 (http://www.orthomolecular.org