Newbie--is this die-off? I need some basic information
My doctor started me on the protocol because I was complaining of fatigue, general malaise, stomach issues, heart palpitations, and high blood pressure. My titers came back 4 times greater than normal. Are these symptoms consistent with Cpn? And what does 4 times greater than normal mean? Is that significant?
I started the protocol about 2 months ago. I was on Azithromycin for two weeks I believe. My doctor took me off for a couple of weeks because he believed I was having die-off reactions. Basically I was feeling a lot of pain and tension in my neck, heart palpitations, and fatigue. He told me that I would feel better once off the abx but I did not. I actually felt pretty bad while taking a break, BUT I also got a bad cold that pretty much lasted for three weeks. The neck pain did improve, not completely but significantly and I didn't feel that bone numbing, head fogging fatigue that I was feeling.
I just started the Azithromycin every other day for a week and now I am taking Flagyl every other day. The first day after taking the Flagyl I felt very, very, very tired and my neck pain and tension worsened. I am just so not sure if this is what a die-off reaction feels like. I am hoping that it is because if I am going to feel this way I want it to be for a good reason.
Is this typical for a die-off reaction? I just want to know if this is doing me some good. How can I really tell? I've felt awful for so long that it is difficult to know what is what.