Well I've now graduated to the full protocol. It's been six weeks and I can report no really unpleasant effects except depression, which has occurred after the abx.
I think I've had a reasonable experience so far because I'm trying to take things steadily and increase things gradually. Something I have discovered is that it takes me a week to tolerate each step.
I've been prompted to write this entry because of what to me is a significant step. I have only been taking the abx for 2 wks and already there has been a decrease in the major spasms in my right leg, my overall pain has decreased and my floppy right foot has stopped flapping like a seal's flipper all the time, it now rolls as I walk, at least until I tire.
However the thing that made me feel really good was the balancing act. I test myself often (I'm sure we all do in various ways) by trying to balance on each foot in turn. Usually I fall staight off the right. The left has not been too bad and I can balance on it normally but this morning I balanced on my right. I'm impressed.
So now it's just keep on keeping on.