Hello Kiki, Lizzie, Sarah, and all!
Just finished my 3rd Pulse (second multi-day pulse) with excellent results.
This pulse was 7 days---I felt so good that I just kept going after 5 days.
Things that I changed up during this pulse: On day four (4) I started taking all my antibiotics in one big dose in the morning. For some reason, I felt better the next few days doing this: a clearer head...
The pain I have been having since the 2nd Pulse: low back/deep in buttocks + down the sciatic track of left leg largely dissipated the night after day 6 of the this pulse. This pain has been aggravating during the day... but much more bothersome at night while turning in bed. Day 7 (yesterday) I woke up and had none of this pain when turning in bed to get up, and none throughout the day.
I also felt I could have continued a few more days, but decided to give my liver a rest. I am thinking about starting Pulse 4 in a couple of weeks.
I continue to take all my supplemental vitamins/minerals. I pay special attention to protecting my gut and liver.
I continue to be inspired by everyone's stories. Although I find this site a bit lonely (I do not have Multiple Sclerosis, I have Scleroderma + Ankylosing Spondylitis + some Psoriasis), I remind myself that everyone on this site is battling the same infectious agent, Chlamydia pneumoniae, and there must be some overlapping symptoms for these manifestions.
The only downside/negative side-effect for taking the antibiotics is my two front teeth have a brown band on them (common when taking tetracyclines).... a bit of a blow to my vanity, but they can be fixed when I have finished the protocol. I'd rather have these bands and no pain/stiffness!
--I forgot to add that the fatigue I had during the first two pulses were alleviated for me by upping my doses of: Vitamins A-D-E-K and Methylfolate and MethylB12 ... I take all the Bs everyday... but making sure that I had enough of these helped enormously. I wonder if the antibiotics lower hemoglobin...