2nd Try at Graduation

Submitted by cypriane on Wed, 2009-01-28 17:42

Today is my last day on full-time CAP.  I tried to graduate about this same time last year and fell flat on my face (my CAP started Spring '07).  For those who don't know me, my problems are:  high blood lipids, adult-onset diabetes, arthritis, hyperostosis, and osteopenia (depositing bone where it doesn't belong and losing it from where it should be denser).  There are other minor complaints, but those are the main ones.

I've been feeling much better for the past two months after feeling very draggy and mentally dense for most of last year.  In this latest leg of my journey, my doctor has had me on a 10-day on/10-day off flagyl dosing pattern.  Blood was drawn at my annual physical on Jan. 16, and I won't see the results until late February.  I'm hoping my lipid profile and blood sugar levels will show some improvement, because they rose to frightening levels over the past year.  To help this, I've also been eating oatmeal every day and taking red yeast rice and sterols/sterolins supplements.

That's it for now; I'll update this post after the follow-up appointment with my doctor.


Good luck, Joyce!   Keep us posted, but we're all pulling for you!

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Congratulations Joyce!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5oo mgs Ceftin 2 x/day, 500 mgs Zithromax, 500 mgs 2 x tini pulses,100 mg diflucan, 4.5 ldn; Wheldon protocol for MS April, 2006 to May 2008. 2008 MRI shows NO NEW DISEASE ACTIVITY, 2012 MRI no new disease activity.

Hey, Joyce, that's great. Keep us posted, please.


On CAP for CFS starting 01/06 (NE Ohio, USA)

Began rifampin trial 1/14/09

Currently: on intermittent

Wow! Congratulations!

minocycline, azithromycine, metronidazole 2007-2009, chelation for lead poisoning, muscle pain, insomnia, interstitial cystitis (almost well), sinus, dry eyes, stiff neck, veins, hypothyroid, TMJ, hip joints (no longer hurt)

Thanks guys. A couple of interesting developments---I've started dreaming again, and my appetite has revved up (like I need that!).

Joyce~caregiver-advocate in Dallas for Steve J (SPMS).  CAP since August 06, Cpn, Mpn, B. burgdorferi, systemic candidiasis, EBV, CMV & other herpes family viral infections, elevated heavy metals, gluten+casein sensitivity. 


Congratulations are in order for you!  Can't wait to hear the POSITIVE results. Image removed.  

NAC 2.4g, Zith 250mg/MWF, mino 200mg, Tini 5day/1g/5 pulses, Valcyte
Supplements, CFIDS/FMS, Hashimoto's, Psoriasis, PA, IBS, Sec Addisons

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