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.