I started my CAP 4 months ago (Tetra+Azithro on a daily basis with pulses of Metro+Amoxi) for targetting Cpn / CFS (and also Lyme / brain fog). My first pulse lasted 1 day, the 2nd one, a month after, lasted 5 days, and the last one 10 days (as it was actually prescribed by my doctor).
A month ago, my symptoms of fatigue and brain fog increased quite significantly. I have also been feeling pretty exhausted in the last 4 days just after the very end of my last 10 day pulse.
Because of that, I am thinking about starting a sick leave since I am not really functional anymore (I've been drastically reducing my activity at work in the last month). But when I mentioned it to my doctor today, he wanted me to stop the CAP, concerned by the fact that my body is not likely able to detox properly.
I did not want to stop the CAP because when I realize the energy I've invested so far to start implementing it, I am not ready to give it up before it has a chance to lead somewhere ("it gets worse before it gets better", isn't it?). I finally convinced my doctor to proceed with the CAP, with additional detox tools.
I know that such challenges of increased symptoms can occur during the treatment, but nonetheless, I feel today quite isolated. Isolated with my symptoms, with my willingness to continue with the CAP, and also with my concerns that something else might be going wrong (since I'm basically on my own in this journey).
Do you think I might have gone a bit too fast and hardcore with the pulses?
Would a short break of abx while continuing NAC be an option?
Any related experiences explaining that what is actually happening might be a good sign / herx? (I have not really experienced new symptoms than my usual fatigue and brain fog, so I kind of excluded Porphyria so far...).
P.S.: I can afford not to work too much in the coming 2 months, so it's not like if I absolutly need to be fully functional, this post is more about finding some support that I'm on track!