In the past, I've posted just before starting a pulse. This time, I was caught between being on vacation, scatter-brained, and distracted, and so I didn't follow that pattern as I had in the past. No matter, there are no rules. :-)
What can I report on this pulse so far? Well, I'm not entirely certain that it was due to flagyl, but I had a really bad first day. I was experiencing worsened symptoms in the morning after the first dose. This may also have been due to other things going on...my daily regimen/schedule being thrown off by the vacation, hunger, heat, there are several possibilities. However, I continued through the day and have made it to day 3 without too much more difficulty. Of course, I'm brushing aside how really really bad I was feeling the first day. It was't anything specific, just a general increase in the severity of my symptoms. It was kind of a two steps forward, 500 steps back day. It sucked. I think maybe the heat just made it worse but didn't cause it.
Those of you who may be following my blog/progress might recall that I reported having less complications from heat. While true up to about 87 degrees F, anything above that point and I'm right back where I started. It sucks but it's still an improvement from a year or two ago where the set point was 80 degrees F.
I have to remind myself that there have been improvements, that they are real. I've been in the dumps lately about the whole treatment and I know it's probably because of the depressive effect of the antibiotics. I march on.