Re: echinacea stoppage time factor before surgery

: Discuss this with your doctor who may then discuss this with the anesthesiologist. There may be different rules for different places. Until then do not take any more Echinacea. By the way, I have no strenous objection to herbals or homeopathic remedies if they appear to be working. But, I read a recent study from Germany I believe that showed in a duble blinded study, Echinecea was no more effective than placebo.

Yeah, saw that too in my reading, so perhaps in the future I'll just ditch it and stick to zinc and vitamin c, which at least I think help limit duration anyway.
If worse comes to worse, my surgery can be postponed by a week. I didn't take hoardes of echinacea anyway, but still wouldn't want the risk of it interacting with IV sedation and antibiotics. I hate this, because the whole reason I even took some was just to boost my immunity to ward off the potential to catch a cold so that a cold wouldn't interfere with my surgery! How counterproductive this might be!!
Anyway, Dr Vivian, I get the impression that echinacea is not something you seem too worried about having any serious reactions, but the anesthesiologist will make the call. Thanks!!!

Posted By baje on November 30, 2003 at 22:22:28:

In Reply to: Re: echinacea stoppage time factor before surgery posted by Vivian Abrams DPM on November 30, 2003 at 20:37:21:

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