Maxiflavone

Mayaus

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Reply Posted on: Jun 15, 2014 at 9:47pm
Hi Dr Braverman,

Before I post my question, let me thank you for creating this amazing space, and putting yourself available for us. This is truly incredible and we can only thank you so much for this.

Question: do you recommend Maxi Flavone during pregnancy for immune patients? I have high cytokines and have been taking Maxi Flavone from weeks 9 to week 12 of pregnancy. Because of my high levels, I have been doing three capsules/day and hope this is fine?

Until when would you think Maxi Flavone is beneficial if a patient has high cytokines? Is it ok to do 3 capsules/ day during this time?

Thank you so much once more!

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Maxiflavone Posted on: Jun 15, 2014 at 9:56pm
As you know if you read these boards , I cant give recommendations without knowing the full case history and true immune diagnosis, many definitions out there on what are truley elevated cytokines, most are really intracellular cytokine elevations and not serum cytokines. I typically stop the Maxi Flavone with pregnancy and make decisions on treatment during pregnancy based on the immuen profiles obtianed during the pregnancy. If at 12 weeks of pregnancy it sounds like you have passed a significant mile stone.(if you have not had any late pregnancy complications ih the past then again I think you are doing fine) . I really cant comment on more without knowing your complete history and immune profile.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.

Mayaus

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Reply RE: Maxiflavone Posted on: Jun 16, 2014 at 4:50am
Thank you so much for your answer Dr Braverman! I trully appreciate it.

I usually have my TNF:IL10 and IFN:IL10 tested (TH1/TH2) and these are my problematic results. I am not sure whether you consider these results a intracellular cytokine or serum cytokines measure or if this is enough for you, but unfortunatley, being overseas this is the best I can have in terms of cytokines results.

Anyway, maybe I would just rephrase my question by asking if maxiflavone could be harmful for the fetus or have any neggative influence on its development?

Thanks so much and all the best!

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Maxiflavone Posted on: Jun 16, 2014 at 7:05am
There is no data on this during pregnancy I would suspcet no harm but I have my patients stop it at pregnancy test positive. Yes those are intracellular cytokines not serum cytokines so the information they give is very limited and I do not base treatments on just those 2 IC ratios. See my Diagnostic Testing Paenl on the website to see the tests that give you a compolete evaluaition of the immune system.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.