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Pulse # 51

Submitted by supaguy on Tue, 2018-04-10 21:22

Late as per usual, I started pulse number 51 yesterday lunchtime. I have a strong lead but am conscious of JaneK coming up fast on the inside.

For any spectators wondering how come I'm late yet again, I always have an excuse, and this time itsi a good one. JaneK has commented that it's been a while since I last posted ... so I'll do a separate post featuring my excuse.

Smile

G.

Pulse # 50

Submitted by supaguy on Tue, 2018-03-06 00:41

About a week late ... but yesterday morning I started pulse 50. It is a metronidazole pulse, this time at the correct dosage (here in the UK, that is 3x400 mg per day). My last pulse was really the first metronidazole pulse and I inadvertently used half dose. Although I have been doing antibiotics for some years now, I shall remain mindful of our editor's recent advice to me, now that I have switched to metro; I shall remain cautious.

I have just spoken of remaining cautious ... I should also try to remain hopeful too. Any novelty value in being disabled has long since worn off. There are barriers to nearly everything; whether that be booking a holiday or even just eating out.

Just started pulse # 49

Submitted by supaguy on Wed, 2018-01-31 14:11

I will be late for my own funeral. As per normal for me, I am late starting this pulse too. This is pulse 49 and will be a mixed pulse; half tinidazole and half metronidazole. I only have a few tini tabs but I have a box of 21 metronidazole (7 days supply). I'll use a few out of those for this pulse. My next pulse will be all 5 days on metro. After that, I have no idea how I will proceed. I have only ever taken metro once before ... and it was surprisingly OK.

In the meantime, I better get myself a script for some azithromycin; I only have 3 left. At least they are easy enough to pick up.

Smile

G.

Just popped my last rifampicin

Submitted by supaguy on Wed, 2017-12-06 17:10

Hey ...

I have been popping them since last February and I have just popped my last rifampicin. That's it. No more rifampicin. No more religiously waiting for 2 hours after food or an hour before. No more extremely dark urine. Finished.

I shall still continue to take my other antibiotics ... until they too run out. I haven't done a count up but I guess that will be in the middle of the first quartile of next year. In the meantime, I think I need to get plenty of milk thistle down my gullet and give my liver a winter break.

G.

Pulse # 47

Submitted by supaguy on Mon, 2017-11-20 07:49

My nasty cold has finally gone ... and good riddance to it too.  So this morning I started pulse 47. The weather forecast predicts rain all bloody week ... so what better thing than tinidazole pulsing? I've come back to bed; turned electric blanket nearly full on and pulled the covers over my head. God, that weather is foul!

Cool

G.

Cough & a cold.

Submitted by supaguy on Sun, 2017-11-12 19:27

Hi folks!

I think that it is an inescapable fact that when we are popping lots of antibiotics on this protocol, we inevitably ask ourselves whether we are doing the right thing or not. After all, taking lots of antibiotics is not a normal thing to do.

This week, I can genuinely say that I am glad that I am popping lots of antibiotics and, if I wasn't, I'd probably be one of those talked about people that bang on their doctor's door demanding antibiotics. I have one of those pesky colds that has decided to take up residence on my chest. Were it not for the fact that I am taking doxycycline, azithromycin and rifampicin, I'd be thinking that I need antibiotics.

Pulse # 45

Submitted by supaguy on Thu, 2017-09-28 22:28

Last Monday, I was so inspired by JaneK's post, I decided to start a pulse myself. I am early this time but at least I get it in before my holiday. This is, I think, pulse # 45. I have one more day to go.