Thank you sir, may I have another? Yes, another Flagyl pulse....the 15th to be exact. Yes, I'll wash it down with some water, thanks.
Okay, my prescrip for Flagyl was filled this week and I started pulse 15 today. I need to call the pharmacy and see if the recieved my prescrips for INH and Rifampicin. My doc and I discussed it by email and he said he would have his nurse call it in. I was expecting him to mail them to me as that's how he did the first set of prescrips, but whatever works. I have to admit to being a bit timid about starting on two more antibiotics since I'm on 3 already (4 if you count NAC). I plan on starting Rifampicin next weekend and INH on my next pulse (16).
In the mean time, more observations about my progress. Yes, still very subtle things are happening. It is damned hard to know for sure whether I'm imagining things, but I think I've been getting more resistance/tolerant of heat at times. Today the temperature outside is 98 F and it definitely wasn't affecting me as much as it has in the past. Needless to say, I didn't hang around outside to really put it to the test, I got back inside into air conditioning as fast as I could.
That's the thing. It's been 7+ years since I was living without the effects of MS in my life. I'm so apprehensive and fearful of the affects that I'm fearful of experiencing the benefits of CAP as I might not be better much if at all. I never have had any real reaction to the Wheldon protocol, it's by and large been a walk in the park for me. Well, with the one exception at the beginning of July; however, I really don't know if that was the CAP or heat or a combination of things. I don't seem to be getting affected the same way - today on day one of pulse 15 - as I did on day 1 of pulse 14. Of course, I have yet to take the second dose of the day, so maybe that will change it.
I haven't forgotten about the issue with respect to the penetration of antibiotics through the blood brain barrier (BBB). I was going to go research articles and haven't done that yet. Admittedly, this past month has been a busy one but I will get to it.
I also need to research information about Rifampicin and INH, and what to expect when taking it. I've heard from my doctor that Rifampicin tends to turn everthing orange. That sounds to me like the effect of flagyl, which has never really caused much color change in my case. So I don't know. I guess time will tell. Just another task on the to do list.