This post may be a hodge podge of info to keep track of things I may otherwise forget:
It's almost two weeks since starting NAC at 2400mg/day. I can't determine if I'm reacting to the NAC, certainly nothing like others have experienced. My symptoms right now are very mild achiness and sinus involvement. I am not ready to say I'm reacting to the NAC, because it's spring and the change of weather often brings on these symptoms. The only real difference that I felt, which may be significant, is that my head felt like a grape that someone was gently rolling between his fingers. That sensation has since disappeared and I'm left with the occasional brain twinge.
I'm still waiting to hear back from my doctor for her opinion on this theory and protocol. I emailed Dr. Stratton for his input, to which he said he'd be happy to advise my doctor should I test positive for CPn. Odd as it may sound, I'm hoping for a positive so I can invest my energy in a treatment that has shown results. I want to be able to holler from the rooftop that there is hope. I have a number of friends with MS, some are worse than others. I want us all to get better. Everyone.
As I've been reading up on CPn and Lyme Disease, the drug I've seen mentioned for both is Doxycycline. This isn't the first time I've run into this drug. A few years ago my doctor prescribed doxycycline at 100mg/day for rosacea and sebaceous glands. I was on it for about 5 years, before I decided to wean myself (which was August 2012). At the 8-month mark, I can say I have a mild pinkness returning to my cheeks but the sebaceous gland problem is gone.
I wish I had known about CPn 5 years ago. It's been too long for me to remember if I had any reaction (other than beneficial) to the doxy. I'm thinking I didn't experience anything negative, since I continued dosing without fail.
That's it for now.