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.