New, and of course, have some questions
Hello. A very interesting sight. I find my way here after what feels like a good 10+ years of fairly baffling chronic illness. I'm 52-years old, and recently I’ve been getting arthritic pains in my fingers and knees, hips and lower back. These tend to flare up on me, then go away just as inexplicably. I also have a sinus and lung infection that never seems to go away, and flares up frequently. IBS has also been a problem for about 10-years. I also get scalp bumps/pimples frequently, and diverticulitis and hemorrhoids have recently been problems for me. I’ve almost accepted that these chronic feelings of illness are just something I deal with. I can still go to work, but some days would rather not.
Anyway, I was intrigued by the cpn discussed here, and so have started on NAC (1000-2000mg daily) for the last 4-weeks as this seemed like a safe enough and easy enough to use as a diagnostic as well as being able to counter a possible proliferation of Elementary Bodies. I do feel worse after taking these (not until a few hours after), feeling slightly like I have the flu (I know this is a possible sign of a cpn load), though nothing too overwhelming. After being on NAC for four weeks now some of my chronic issues seem better. Aches in my joints are less noticeable, and my diarrhea is virtually gone. In fact, by bowels haven’t felt this sound in many years. My lungs and sinuses are also improved, and my scalp issues and diverticulitis have subsided quite a bit.
At this point, I plan on continuing with the NAC regimen as I highly doubt my doctor would prescribe the amount/duration of antibiotics recommended by the various protocols. I’m in Canada and my doctor is pretty orthodox.
I know many here have MS and are treating or self-treating with the CAP out of dire necessity. My situation is not that acute, and I’m wondering if my treatment should be as extreme? Also, if I were to go on the CAP, how could I source the needed medicine.
Thanks to all here for their openess and courage.