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Pulse # 44

After my marathon cold coming to an stubborn end, I have finally been able to pulse again. This morning, I got up early (for me) and took a tinii tab. This is pulse 44. I had planned on using metroi but the tini were close at hand. Let's see how we go with this one.

need advice please

Hi all

I am writing again in the hopes of some advice as i didnt receive much of a response.

Summary:

51 yr old australian woman, with chronically remitting, unexplained symptoms ie joint pain, headaches, utis, nausea etc

I re developed severe thoracic joint pain with headaches late April 17

Stem cells ( had a bad cold) in may. Mild asthmai like symptoms phx childhood asthma

2 days later, 1st episode rapid af

2 days after this, respiratory symptoms. Initially thought to be asthma exac by a respiratory infection. Didnt respond to medication

Symptoms are..low grade fever, cough, shortness of breath especially on exertion, chest tightness and a feeling of suffocation.

Fever responded to keflex.

Tests;

lipoic acid and SPMS

Oral lipoic acid, a powerful antioxidant">i, has been found to reduce the progress of brain atrophy in secondary progressive MSi.

 

Here is a link to this fascinating paper. http://nn.neurology.org/content/4/5/e374.full.pdf<   The trial was a small one, but the authors hope to conduct larger multicentre trials in the future.

Reaction

The day before yesterday I walked home, an easy peesy walk, wearing my ruck sack, which had very little weight, but some. As I reached the end of my street the weight threw my balance off, so I couldn't help but stumble backwards into the road and fall. Thankfully our quiet road was empty so, having righted myself, I continued on my way, staying close to the wall and now I take hubby out with me. I've always been very, very strong and capable and walked fast, but can't now,so this scared me, and convinced the neighbours that I'm a boozer! I began pulse 2 today with a little trepidation but realised my vibrating ear drum has been quiet for a few weeks, so I'm feeling it willall be worth it, just take David's advice, to be careful of falls, seriously!

Astaxanthin

Here is a fascinating paper entitled “Neuroprotective mechanisms of astaxanthin: a potential therapeutic role in preserving cognitive function in age and neurodegeneration.” Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5352583/<  The complete paper is available as a pdf. 

Astaxanthin supplementation sounds a good idea.

Hello, I am new here, suffer from CF and need advice for CAP

Hello everybody,

After much exploring and reading this very informative site, and after much thinking and hesitation, I have decided to finally make my debut on here.

I have been suffering from Chronic Fatigue syndromei since being a teenager in the late 1980’s, but have only been diagnosed in 2011.

Pulse #41

Hi folks, pleased to say that Terri completed her 41st pulse yesterday, improvements are still coming slowly but more importantly they are staying with us.The pulses are much easier now but it is still apparent that the Tinni is still doing its job. Tiredness and extra inflamation during or after pulsing is now down to just a few days and is so much easier to cope with.

Link to DW's herpes simplex theory

Can anyone tell me where the entry, pith the link to David Wheldoni's piece, coming down to his conclusion that chickenpox is not causal in MSi?

Thanks

Jane

also, I realise I've posted too much! Sorry!

We shouldn't blame the ABX!

So strange to say that feeling dreadful, nauseous, weak and tired, as I do today, reminds me that I'm only four months into CAPi, but haven't felt this way since I began, whereas I often felt this way previously!  I have drunk alcohol, although not much, and have been to several functions, involving a bit of travelling. Maybe I'm being'Pollyanna-ish, but isn't that better than the alternative?

Pulse # 43

A couple of hours ago I popped my first tinii tab of this, pulse 43.  When this strip of tinidazole is finished, that will be my last tini pulse; I have no more.  I have a box of 21 metronidazolei that I brought back from Spain latest autumn. If I do decide to pulse after that, I'll pick up some more metro when I'm in Madeira.

I am currently still taking rifampacin. That supply is due to run out in October too. It'd certainly be great if I could look back then and say that I am now fit.  Being realistic is no fun at all.

Froggy:

First pulse

Two tabs more and my first pulse is done! I've been lucky,  although I may not be, in future! I've been, a little, nauseous, I've been tired, but not horribly fatigued, as before, my remaining sight has been dreadful and my, already dodgy, leg turned to lead! And I've laughed at It all! I have also felt invincible! Doing something positive is so much more empowering than just allowing MSi to do its worst! CPNi is cruel, self-worth is powerful And good!

I took 2400 mg of NAC for 3 weeks, before I got a monster cold....could that be "NAC flu"?

Hi.  I took 2400mg of NACi for 3.5 weeks without any symptoms, flu like or other.  Then WHAM.  I got the mac daddy of colds (and in the summer).  Major runny nose, sneezy, congestion....but no fever of any kind.  

The last time I had a cold was 6 years ago.  

Could this have been a delayed NAC flu reaction?  I ask, because it seems like most people noticed symptoms almost immediately after taking NAC.  It took me several weeks, and it's possible it was just a legimate (and long overdue) cold.

Metronidazole

Half way through first pulse and stomach is unhappy... abdo pains, gas, urgent need for toilet,  softish stools(but still formed)...   

Also headaches... and feeling punched in face with eyes trying to pop out(sinus?)

lack of appetite, feeling poorly HR up...

Def harder than tinidazole...

Pulse 32? 1st Metronidazole... 28th full 5 day

Well there is a country wide shortage of tinidazole... no solid eta... so... I'm starting my first metronidazolei pulse...  Should be interesting...

Ummm missed a few... perhaps 25-31? or was it 30?

Not sure if I missed one or plugged on...

So I'm up to either 30 or 31 pulses with 26 or 27 full 5 day pulses...

My excuse(poor I know) is that I caught some terrible respiratory infection in early new year... Took me weeks to stop coughing and breath well again...

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