Caffeine has played a big role in my life for the last eight months or so, with no end in sight. However, there are small reprieves that show themselves now and then. As a matter of fact, I am beginning a "now", now, and it is good. Caffeine is easier than flagyl, but not a carefree walk in the park. Since I began with flagyl and only used caffeine after nearly five years, I can't say for sure that caffeine would have been easier then. It has its own problems - but problems associated with this protocol, at least for me, would never compare to what life - or the lack thereof - would be like without it. Heartfelt and eternal thanks to all who have had a part in bringing it to the world.
Last May (09) I began my days with 1/2 calleine pill and spent most of my day feeling vaguely - well, yuck - if not flat. I think we all know only too well the real definition of those scientific terms. After a month or so, I tried a whole pill, daring soul that I am. Same thing. It has taken quite a few months to get to where I was this past week and the one before - THREE caffeine pills each day. Maybe my mind has cleared to the point that I can see the effects more clearly, but I realized thia week that all this bears a close resemblance to a flagyl pulse. Each day is a little deeper and a little more effective than the day before. And somehow, the caffeine affects stomach bugs. I haven't figured that out yet and may not. I took lots of acidophilus, ate twice as much yoghurt, and blamed it on my new bottle of acidophilus. But I think the queasiness was related to the caffeine.
This morning, after NO caffeine yesterday, all is normal. That NEVER happened so fast with flagyl. There has been a small amount of discussion about the final amount of caffeine, with a possible ten. I won't even think about that yet, but I'm doing three comfortably - well, ok - so will "soldier on" at that level, till my body says "Please, can I have some more?".