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#140093 - 09/17/11 03:48 AM Lyzine for pain?  
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Has anyone ever heard of using Lyzine for tongue pain? Someone in our cancer support group said it works great.


SSC T1N1, Moderate discection of left tongue 9/9/10, removed lymph nodes, no chemo or radiation. 2 clear PET scans then cancer returned T3 (high 2) 3/2011. Lymph node byopsy clear. 6 weeks radation June 6-July 20. Weekly Carboplatin.
#140112 - 09/17/11 04:12 PM Re: Lyzine for pain? [Re: Scott69]  
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That is an amino acid. Sorry havent used it or heard of it. Before using anything like this check with your doc. Some of these home type remedies can interfere with treatments or recovery.


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#140127 - 09/17/11 06:14 PM Re: Lyzine for pain? [Re: ChristineB]  
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Christine is right - get a Drs approval before taking anything. Especially if you are going through treatment!!!! smile good luck!


Cheryl : Irritation - 2004 BX: 6/2008 : Inflam. BX: 12/10, DX: 12/10 : SCC - LS tongue well dif. T2N1M0. 2/11 hemigloss + recon. : PND - 40 nodes - 39 clear. 3/11 - 5/11 IMRT 33 + cis x2, PEG 3/28/11 - 5/19/11 3 head, 2 chest scans - clear(fingers crossed) HPV-, No smoke, drink, or drugs, Vegan
#140165 - 09/18/11 02:08 PM Re: Lyzine for pain? [Re: Cheryld]  
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Lysine (it's spelled with an s not the phonetic z)is an amino acid that some studies show prevents the herpes virus from growing. [It's often sold as L-Lysine or amino acid K] It's usually used for cold sores. I have never heard of any pain reduction effects.
I started using it about thirty years ago on a doctor's recommendation and whether it was the placebo effect or not, my cold sores disappeared and stayed away.
Lysine also helps the body absorb calcium and decreases the amount of calcium that is lost in urine.
As Christine noted, you should check with your doctors. I quit taking Lysine during my TX. I take it now.
Perhaps your friends who mentioned it have confused it with
oral lysine acetylsalicylate which is a form of aspirin used to treat migraine pain or with Lysine clonixinate, a derivative of nicotinic acid also used to treat pain.
Keep the Faith
Charm


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#140172 - 09/18/11 03:41 PM Re: Lyzine for pain? [Re: Charm2017]  
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Charm - you're brilliant smile


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