Started NAC 7/23. Began with 1 cap every other day and am currently up 1 per day. Initially caused sinus like headache and congestion. Plan on upping dosage and was wondering if it can be taken along with other supplements or should it be taken solo. Also- better taken with/without food... or does it matter?
Cpn does live in my oral cavity. It was confirmed by CPR of the granulation tissue from my jaw. Everything else was negative including candida, mycoplasma and staph. Thats just insane.
Although Im doing well right now, I feel discouraged because I wonder at what point does cpn have a hold on you where you cant escape it ever.
The ms clinic finally called me back and booked my MRI. I do know that just based on the way i feel now compared to before that the mri will show less activity, so Im curious to see whether dr stupid #2 will actually acknolege the abx as the CAUSE of the improvement, Yes I said CAUSE- For any professionals reading this. I need to say it again "CAUSE" of the improvement. Just making that clear.
The title was suggested by a conversation between two of our most battle-hardened warriors, and I couldn't resist it. This has been one of the most eventful years of my life - busy, too. Beginning in January with surgery and moving through kidding season, then a very, very good show season, this last taking a temporary break after the best Nationals in years, then linear classification of our goats, now a break for the really bad August heat (this is AFTER the really bad July heat), then a resumption of show season next month, which wil begin my fifth year of MS treatment.
I was reflecting on my morning and decided to put something down. This is a typical morning in terms of what can and often happens to me. The CAP I've been following for 25 months has impacted it somewhat, albeit in subtle ways.
Most recently, I have thought that I _may_ have greater heat tolerance then last year (last summer) but it's hard to tell when the ambient temperature jumps so much, so fast. If my imagining are correct, I've inched up to about 90 degrees F before the heat really starts to slow me down and impact my mobility. Last year, it was 87 degrees F. The year before, 81 degrees F. I'm not sure about it though, just seem to be tolerating the heat a little better.
Those who "know" me know that I have Potbelly Syndrome issues and other issues that are equally pedestrian. The only difference between me and billions of other middle-aged women with pudgy midsections is that I discovered that my common maladies are linked to chronic Cpn and other chronic infections, because I found this site while investigating meaningful treatment for my husband who has MS.
I know that the reason for a blog is so when things are getting a bit better, you can look back to how bad things were.
Or, when things are going bad, you can look back to how worse things used to be.
This is my reason for this post.
Paula doesn't like me "airing my dirty laundry in public", but when she is better that's when she can tell me off for doing it.
The way I see it, this blog is for both of us.
I have been on the Marshall Protocol (MP) for about two years, in a sort of half-baked fashion, in that I have been on Benicar only for about half that time, and only did the low dose abx for 13 months (mino + clindamycin, no Zith). I am VERY CONFUSED about the Vitamin D issue, as anyone familiar with the MP will know that we are conditioned to think of D as BAD. My Vitamin D3 level is <4, and has been for almost two years. I am slowly attempting to bring Vit D back into my life, via slightly more sun exposure, however this tends to aggravate sx for me, so it is very limited.