Those who "know" me know that I have Potbelly Syndrome issues and other issues that are equally pedestrian. The only difference between me and billions of other middle-aged women with pudgy midsections is that I discovered that my common maladies are linked to chronic Cpn and other chronic infections, because I found this site while investigating meaningful treatment for my husband who has MS.
Finally! a change for the better! I finished a one-week Flagyl pulse last weekend. It was # 9 or 10 (I've lost count). About the middle of this past week I began to feel the return of energy...energy like I haven't felt for a long time. I had begun to think I was just getting old prematurely, and nothing could be done. Would I too die in my early 60's of heart disease like my father? An insignificant sign of improvement was once when I yawned, and saliva actually squirted out of my mouth. Bye bye dry mouth. It could be wishful thinking, but I think the "permanently" swollen parotid glands under my jaws are shrinking. One good thing that's been going on for awhile is that my blood pressure is down and very easily controlled by just 5mg amlodipine. Also, my eyes are wetter and wetter all the time. I would love to see if my LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, blood sugar, and calcium levels have gone down, but I don't have any tests scheduled.
Arthritis---now there's an interesting subject. My old sites are generally better. The arthritis in my left wrist and right thumb that started suddenly this early Spring gives me fits off and on, though those spots have also improved somewhat in the past several days. I'm distrustful, though, because I experienced an improvement there after the previous Flagyl pulse that didn't last. I have some gallium nitrate horse "liniment" to experiment with if the improvements don't last.
The return of energy has contributed to a change in my psyche that has been developing for awhile. As I already said in another thread, I'm becoming much more relaxed, much less manic about all this. Steve just passed his 2-year mark on the CAP, and there's no doubt in my mind that he is so very much better off than he would have been without it. And now, it looks like I'll be better off too.