MediTest
Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Sat, 2019-07-06 19:49

I finished my 5th Pulse yesterday (Friday, July 5th).  I did five days of Tinidazole.  I shortened this pulse because it was a holiday week, and I wanted to feel good/more energetic when entertaining.

The Tinidazole is still causing some significant fatigue... I am considering taking it late afternoon/early evening for the next pulse (like Kiki is doing).

Psychologically, the Tinidazole did not cause huge mood dips ... some mild moodiness, but nothing like what I had on the 9-day pulse.

This pulse I took it easy, but still had to take naps most afternoons and had fairly long sleeps (10 hours).  My daughter is in college, so housework is minimal... gardening is minimal  .... I work on my creative projects (sewing/printmaking/and some writing).

Since I have not been able to get up at 5 AM to walk when it's cool, I bought a small/cheap rowing machine to keep up with my exercise until the fall.... we'll see how that goes.

I continue to take all supplementary supplements, and work hard to protect my liver:  turmeric, TUDCA, taurine, milk thistle, .... In the 3-4 weeks between Pulse 4 and Pulse 5, I added another 600 mg. of N-A-C to daily regimen.  I have some reaction to N-A-C still---largely allergy type reactions... this seems to dissipate after 1 1/2 weeks.  I am going to add the final 600 mg starting next week.  I will then be at a total of 2,400 mg/day of N-A-C.

I continue to protect my gut with plain yogurt + a handful of good probiotics each night.  Bowel movements have become excellent.

Scleroderma:  My skin continues to soften all over, and the thickest areas (with the excess collagen) continue to shrink and dissipate although this is a very slow process.  But when I consider where I was in January 2019, it is really spectacular progress.... I am just impatient for it all to be OFF of my body.  Areas of "pinchable" skin are growing!  

Ankylosing Spondylitis:  No pain right now.   I have had stiffness/soreness/achiness during this last pulse, but only at night.  All of this dissipates quickly upon waking and moving around.  I did have night sweats, but they are mild and I don't know if these are a part of menopause or the Cpn.

Psoriasis:  (only ever on elbows)  These areas continue to heal:  the reddness/thick scaly skin is diminishing in thickness and circumference.

I have been taking the Activated Charcoal, but not enough... it's hard for me to find four hours (two on either side of the dose) when I am not taking antibiotics or supplements.  But, I think the AC is very effective in mopping up dead/dying bacteria/toxic debris.

 

That's it for now.

Jan

 

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Jan, considering that you have only been a member for just over six months, you are doing amazingly well!

I used yaeyama chlorella as a mopper, partly because the timescale isn't so important. It worked fine with me.  One other thing is that I changed to taking tinidazole rather than metronidazole because I didn't get such rapid mood swings: with metro I could burst into tears within half an hour.  I also eventually changed to taking the two tablets in one go, around about the time of our evening meal, then I could sleep off any grumpiness or tearfulness.  I think you will find taking yours early evening a good thing to do.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I will look into the yaeyama chlorella.  And I think the evening doses of Tinidazole will work well.  I was entirely happy that this last pulse didn't pull me down as did the 9-day pulse.

Cheers.

56 y.o. with possible dual diagnoses that I am working to confirm this year: Ankylosing Spondylitis and Scleroderma, and minor Psoriasis.

Jan, if you think of trying chlorella, make sure you buy yaeyama chlorella because it is produced in a controlled environment and can be guaranteed not to contain mercury.

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

hi all

wonderful to hear Jan and Kiki have both completed fifth pulse so hopefully the most difficult part of the protocol should be over for them. Great Jan you are already noticing improvements! Wow inspiration for others. 

Sonal will possibly start her first pulse tomorrow or the day after. Keeping fingers crossed. But basically optimistic. For her next four months could be tough as with severe disability any adverse exactions from pulses could be very difficult to manage. But she will she has been oh oh so very brave.

Neena

I am 76 years old. My daughter-in-law was diagnosed with MS and we are all very keen for her to start this new antibiotic treatment. We hope to be able to do this in the next couple of weeks by finding a doctor willing to deal with any issues like reactions that may crop up. My daughter-in-law is 43 years old.

I have been an active poilitical journalist most of my life and have felt for a long time that there must be a cure out there for MS which the medical community has largely ignored. I am very excited by the Wheldon protocol.

Hi Neena!

Don't forget what Sarah told me- you can always do shorter pulses dep on how you feel or even what Im doing currently as in 1 day mini pulse per week ( only my 2nd one today of that trial as I went into doing the full 5 day pulse last week) .

Drink lots, do moppers like activated charcoal, plenty rests, eat well and relax schedule even more when pulsing! Once you plan to not do much the pulse feels easier plus any energy then feels like a super bonus. For my daily life of caring it works best to take the Tini with dinner rather so I can afford to be tired nearer the end of my caring schedule day. 

First pulses I did were done tentatively really. Always planning for when my partner was home over weekends( he works away a lot) so he could take over fully. But more and more I started just leaping with pulses knowing I could handle it myself. 

Last week ie  my 5th pulse- my partner actually went away for 3 weeks incl weekends abroad for work and I whizzed through with the pulse not even having mentioned I was doing it!!

Best of times to Sonal and just keep sight set on horizon of new life, new body, new way forward!

Kiki💖

I am wishing Sonal a very easy first pulse.   And with you in her corner I am confident she can overcome any adverse reactions quickly.  

Cheers,

Jan

56 y.o. with possible dual diagnoses that I am working to confirm this year: Ankylosing Spondylitis and Scleroderma, and minor Psoriasis.

Good luck Sonal, but don't worry if you can only manage one pill the first time: you can build up slowly!

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Taking my first pulse tomorrow good people.

actually looking forward to it starting...

starting with Metro as suggested in the Wheldon Protocol! Let’s see how my body reacts and if need to change at all!

Let’s see if 3 day pulse happens.. no pressure as you all have suggested of course.

still need to add AC to my regimen...

cheers

Quick update on 1st day of 1st pulse with Metro: no problem as such, but also treading very carefully and not doing much! Am going to carry on and try and complete my 5 day pulse! Definitely increasing my fluid intake, anyway don’t take enough as it is! 

my timings for metro, for those who are interested:

1st pill : around 10 am with breakfast, one hour after roxy and doxy

2nd pill : 3 pm, a little while after lunch

3rd pill: 9 pm, a little while after dinner and with my evening supplements

JDid not take a probiotic  cant figure out when it might be a good time to take one with this schedule of abx.  Am thinking of taking it around 11 pm today, 2 hours after my last dose of metro. Any suggestions are most welcome. Will keep tweaking as I go along.

more later