Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Wed, 2019-09-25 13:31

I just finished my 8th Pulse a few days ago (Monday, Sept. 23rd).  I did this pulse early because I am traveling at the end of the week, and just wanted to have it done and the psychological effects of the Tinidazole out of my system.

Overall, it was a fairly easy pulse:  some mild fatigue, but not enough to send me to bed (like the crashing fatigue I’ve had in past pulses).   I do feel blue when I am taking Tinidazole…. Sometimes it’s a deep dive---feeling really down, but this pulse it was just one day of feeling kind of low.  

I continue to take the proteolytic enzymes Nattokinase and Serrapeptase, and between the 7th and 8th pulses I added Lumbrokinase.  I am hopeful these might help with fibrosis (Scleroderma).... How can I tell that they work? I can’t. I am working on the assumption that Scleroderma causes fibrosis and vasculopathy, and these enzymes might help with the breakdown of them.  

I continue with all B-vitamins… high doses of Biotin (for Partial Biotinidase Deficiency), and extra Methylfolate, Methylcobalamin (B12), and also Riboflavin (B2) during the pulses.   I try to be constantly mindful of all the damage that Cpn has caused in my body, and that I need to work very hard to re-build my body…. And while I firmly believe that our bodies are marvelously resilent, I also think they need help to rebuild….hence the constant inflow of all basic vitamins and minerals.

I continue with Lycopene (and Dark Chocolate) to help with gut bacteria …. At least I hope it does.  Lycopene does function as an anti-inflammatory among its other benefits, and I feel this is beneficial.  Of course, you can easily get lycopene from tomatoes, but since I am on a Ketogenic diet, my vegetable/fruit eating is quite limited.

Between the 7th and 8th Pulse, I introduced a senolytic (Fisetin).  Why? Well, I am 56 and I want to encourage optimal apoptosis of old cells.   I am hoping Fisetin will help with healing from Cpn. I Pulse Fisetin. When I finish a Cpn Pulse, I do 5-days of high-dose Fisetin (each dose preceded by Bioperin to help in absorption).  This is all an experiment. It’s hard to tell if anything is helping/working. My first Fisetin pulse was quite interesting, I had a great improvement of mood + a huge surge of energy on the third day.  


Scleroderma:  Continued recession of excess collagen.  I am really feeling like I am in the middle of a marathon as I want the progress to be quicker.  Mentally, the protocol is beginning to wear on me. I remind myself constantly of where I was right before the start of the protocol:   the pain, the stiffness, the hardened skin… etc. I remind myself that I have come a loooong way in just 9 months. So, I slog on.  

Ankylosing Spondylitis:  No pain. Every once in a while I have a quick, effervescent pang right at the base of my spine… there and gone.   I have had some stiffness in hands and feet in the morning between the last two pulses….. Curious, but it is also effervescent.  I can row and work in the garden…. Bending is fairly easy, and I don’t feel like I need days to recuperate.

Psoriasis (only on elbows):  (my bellwether/canary-in-the-coalmine)   the plaques on my elbows continue to shrink in circumference.  Yea! I do have big, thick whitish scales that try to flake off, but if I encourage that with picking it is just a bloody mess.  Usually, I just leave them alone. I don’t do creams/gels… they have never helped. Anyway, they ARE improving and shrinking.  


That’s it.  We’ve had our first good rain for many months.  It really cooled things down, and all the plants are reviving.  I continue to row most days, and will start walking/hiking in the mornings very soon now.  Thanks for reading.



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Hi jan

good to read from your posts that you are experiencing slow but steady improvements. Nine months down means practically half way down the protocol. Great. I am sure the next nine months will be easier! Here is to return of total good health.


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.

Just back from a brief, but needed holiday.  I am psyched to have nine months of the protocol under my belt!

I am reading and wishing everyone much good health.

Thanks for writing.


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

I just finished my 9th Pulse yesterday (Friday, October 18th).  This was a regular 5-day pulse, with some fatigue (but not crashing fatigue), and the usual assortment of psychological effects that I feel when on Tinidazole:  anxiety heightened, sometimes a feeling of “impending doom”... 

This pulse was pretty easy… but I think at this stage I know that I will be low energy during the pulses and feel the stuff mentioned above.   It is interesting to me that the energy and mood improves almost within 24-48 hours of stopping the Tinidazole.

I feel a bit road-weary knowing that I have quite a bit more time on this protocol, but this is my path to robust good health so I plod on.

I continue with high doses of B-Vitamins:  see previous posts for specifics. I continue to take Lycopene with dark (85%) chocolate for gut health.  And I will start another pulse of Fisetin in a day or so.


Scleroderma:  All my excess collagen continues to break down.  I see more and more evidence of this in my hands and forearms as I see more blood vessels appear, and the general thickness of fingers + palms diminishes.   


This month I have pursued my questions about how the scleroderma affects my lymph system.  This is something I have long thought needed addressing. “The lymphatic vasculature plays a crucial role in regulating the inflammatory response by influencing drainage of extravasated fluid, inflammatory mediators, and leukocytes. Lymphatic vessels undergo pronounced enlargement in inflamed tissue and display increased leakiness, indicating reduced functionality. “

I think the Scleroderma has probably hardened + stiffened + thickened my lymph glands/vessels.  I think the CAP will heal all of this, but I do like to support and enhance the CAP when I can. So, have introduced several herbal tinctures and infusions to help:  1.) Cleavers and 2.) Red Root (Ceanothus americanus) are the two herbs I chose. I also continue to use my Rebounder (mini trampoline) to mechanically move my lymphatic system. 

Ankylosing Spondylitis:  Basically no pain.  Occasionally I will have a quickly passing tinge of pain.  I am having some soreness + stiffness in feet, ankles and hands in the morning, but this quickly dissipates after moving around.

Psoriasis (on elbows only):  The plaques continue to shrink and heal.   I do not put anything on them except sunblock when I am out in the garden.  


Extras:  I am learning how to ferment.  This month I learned how to make a really great Kimchi.  I have a little bit left from my first batch that I will have with lunch today.   Of course I like that all these fermented dishes help heal my gut. In the next few months I am going to ferment cucumbers and broccoli + cauliflower, and will try some hard-boiled eggs.  Most of the recipes are South Korean. Yum! The ferments work well with my Ketogenic diet---most of the veggies are low-carb to start, and I only use salt to brine them….. There seem to be enough natural sugars in the veggies to get the fermentations going.


That’s it for now.  Thanks for reading. And a Happy Halloween from the Amercian Southwest!





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