Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Wed, 2019-06-12 12:59

4th Pulse Completed

Duration:  9 days   I did nine days because I felt pretty good after five days.  My strategy for all pulses is to try and get to five days, and then play it by ear --lengthening the pulse day-by-day depending on side-effects.  I also stopped at nine days to give my mind-body a break, give my liver a break….my mood and energy improve after stopping a pulse.

Side-effects:  Mood seems to take a dive after about three days… I’m a bit blue.  Energy levels also begin to be affected after about three days.  I’ve found it useful to increase all B-vitamins, especially Riboflavin (B-2), Methylfolate (B-9) and Methylcobalamin (B-12).  I take naps and/or allow myself to sleep longer in the morning.

Body Changes:  Pain is gone.  During this pulse, I had only a couple of short (seconds) of pain in my lower back/deep buttocks/sciatic track.  I have no pain turning in bed. Stiffness/soreness is still there but I only feel it in the morning when I get up… it usually dissipates in about an hour after moving around.  

Adjunct Therapies:  I continue to work on getting rid of harmful biofilms (N-A-C is great for this).  I also use Chickweed infusions to help soften and detach the biofilm.

The biofilms hide a lot of nasty stuff, but my goal is eliminate as many Persister cells of C. pneumoniae (and other bad bacteria) that are hiding in it.  I am not confident I will ever get all of the Persister cells, but I want to diminish the level as much as possible.

I continue to take plain yogurt and a handful of probiotics each evening to rebuild (really to just keep some good bacteria moving through my gut while I’m doing C.A.P.).  

I continue to protect my liver with Milk Thistle extract, Burdock extract, TUDCA.  

Sarah--thanks so much for this site.  I continue to get a lot support by reading everyone's progress.


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Nine days Jan!

That's a marathon and you are a star? Better take it easy now and tell us after a few days how you feel. Take care


I am 76 years old. My daughter-in-law was diagnosed with MS and we are all very keen for her to start this new antibiotic treatment. We hope to be able to do this in the next couple of weeks by finding a doctor willing to deal with any issues like reactions that may crop up. My daughter-in-law is 43 years old.

I have been an active poilitical journalist most of my life and have felt for a long time that there must be a cure out there for MS which the medical community has largely ignored. I am very excited by the Wheldon protocol.

I appreciate your good thoughts.  I will definitely update everyone in a couple of more days.  


56 y.o. with possible dual diagnoses that I am working to confirm this year: Ankylosing Spondylitis and Scleroderma, and minor Psoriasis.

Well done Jan: I could never do more than five days, even after I swapped metronidazole for tinidazole. I tended always to start a pulse on the Monday, which maybe was why. By Friday, I was just ready for a nice glass of Tavel or Cahors!

You are lucky that your mood took three days to take a nose-dive: mine took about an hour!  This was probably the main reason for me keeping the pulses to five days.  Of course there were two people doing pulses at the same time.  Once David carried on for longer but after ten days I had to make him stop, because I couldn't stand it!

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

It is interesting that you and David both had negative effects on your moods while on the Metro/Tini.   I am heartened by this... because it reaffirms that it is the AB and not just me...

In the last pulse, I noticed a subtle dipping of my mood for the first 3-5 days and then it just went into a dive.   I persevered this last time out of curiosity... my mood immediately improved in the first 24-hours after stopping the Tinidazole. 

My husband is brilliant at keeping my spirits up when I'm in this negative place ....


56 y.o. with possible dual diagnoses that I am working to confirm this year: Ankylosing Spondylitis and Scleroderma, and minor Psoriasis.