Pulse 21 done and dusted... I had high hopes that they would get easier to cope with the longer they went on, but maybe this is not long enough. I think I have heard other say that the treatment seems to cycle round the body over and over until all is cleared up (we hope). This is what seems to be happening to me.
The pulse itself is still as nauseous as ever and the last one was followed by painful aftermaths, ie more gut pain, more foot burning and general aches and pains in joints and muscles, fluey reactions, and new bald patches. I have, over the past few months, occasionally got some new very small bald patches but after the last flagyllation I have developped a number of sore and itchy patches in a number of places and small handfuls of hair are falling out. I still have a better head of hair than I did this time last year and the older patches are growing new hair, so the process is ongoing.
It appears to me as if the longer the area has been affected by alopecia the longer the process of clearing the Cpn will go on and the clearing is not a once and forever process but gets addressed over and over again until it is cleared. The areas of my scalp which had been affected over the longest number of years is the top of it, and that is where most of the bald patches are still appearing. The area around the side of my head were practically hairless a year of so ago but this baldness had only happened in the past three years, and the hair in that area seem pretty stable now.
I get over the pulse in a couple of days, but the reactions in my scalp (and elsewhere) take a week or so to manifest and in the case of the baldness will take 4 to 6 months to repair. I'm explaining this with the hope that the very visual symptoms that I present will illustrate a process that might well be taking place in other tissue in other people also.
I'm still strong in my resolve to continue doing this even if at times I long for it to get easier....