ATP and low CD4 counts
first off, thanx again to everyones comments, this site can be soooooooooo informative!
ok, somebody wrote me a personal e mail and they left pointing out something i now believe is VERY interesting! he stated to be careful with exercising because CPN can thrive off ATP and we DONT want to raise this level too much. so we want to keep ATP levels low? what increases these levels? its VERY interesting because i have TRIED MANY things/protocols/formulas in my quest to get well and ONE that actually worked was ATP! my current physician has an injection that you can purchase from him (though pricey) that consist of ATP (illegal to compound in some states), glutethione (for detox) and b-12. well, i remember my first day there at his office.. i was a mess (brain fog, fatigue, listless).. well, after my consultation i was given a shot.. i still remember my ride home (3 hour drive from los angeles).. i felt GREAT! i continued the shots until i became too indebt and had to make cutbacks. I TRIED to source them out (after begging a local physician into prescribing), but found out ATP was hard/illegal to compound! my physician has his own compounding Rx so he doesnt have as much red tape i guess. oh, i tried a b-12/glutethione shots by themselves for 2 months and it had NO affect on me! so i KNOW it was the ATP.
anyway, moral of THAT question is ATP gave me some of my biggest improvements~ do you think i am LOW because of the CPN? does that correlate? does everyone with the infection need to be weary of increasing ATP? i realize its the energy substance of EVERY cell and its a bit depressing that it needs to be kept to a minimum..
also, there is ONE prescription i forgot to disclose... i take adderall. i have taken it for 3-4 years ONLY when the fatigue gets out of hand.. so my question is does amphetamines LIKE adderall increase ATP? will this set me back on treatment? i am in my last year of nursing and i'm NOT sure if i can handle the book work and long clinicals RIGHT NOW without it (adderall)... anyone have any thoughts on adderall, ATP, and CPN?
one last thing. has ANYONE tested their CD4 counts? its an immune marker.. mine were really LOW and low levels are ONLY seen with HIV patients (which i am not).. do you THINK its possible that CPN could be causing my LOW CD4 counts? my local phycisian (not the one that prescribed long term antibiotics) seems to THINK herbs can boost my immune system enough to raise the levels.. i am cautiously weary.. so i am just curious if anyone has tested CD4 or ANY OTHER immune lab test for immune function.
though i dont put a LOT of faith in most physicians i believe this sites information is more precise then ANYTHING MOST physicians can tell you.. you guys are book smart (educated in your illness) and street smart (live and learn from 'hands on' experiences of treatment)!! with my illness (chronic fatigue) ive learned that you have to be your OWN patient advocate and sites like this help us do that!