I finished 6 Pulse yesterday (Friday, August 3rd). This pulse was five (5) days of Tinidazole. I kept it to five days because I was experimenting with taking Serrapeptase along with it.
Serrapeptase is a proteolytic enzyme. It is useful in many areas of medicine. I am trialling it to see if it helps reduce inflammation. I also think it might be useful in helping the antibiotics penetrate more deeply into my tissues …. With Scleroderma the thickening of all my tissues has been a concern for me ... The excess collagen might prevent some?/most? of the nutrients + meds + vitamins + minerals being thoroughly absorbed in my gut.
I started Serrapeptase slowly about a week before this last pulse. I am at 80,000 SPU. I did not have any interactions with the antibiotics that I could observe. I am going to continue to increase the dose to at least 120,000 SPU. Additionally, I want to add Nattokinase and Lumbrokinase to the group.
Back to the Tinidazole: I had some extra fatigue this Pulse, but largely felt OK. One day I simply had to go to bed very early (6 pm) as I couldn’t hold my head up any more. Psychologically, I only had one day when I felt low, and told my husband it was the Tini…. And that was it. Luckily I did not have to interact with anyone that day.
I exercise indoors with my cheap rower which has actually been brilliant for working out. I vary the length of the workouts. I really like how it keeps me out of the desert heat and dust. I sew to keep my mind occupied.
I continue to take all supplementary vitamins + minerals + supps. I did not increase my N-A-C before starting this pulse because I chose to trial the Serrapeptase instead. Hopefully, I will be able to add this last dose in the next month or so.
Gut health: I take plain yogurt everyday with a handful of various probiotics everyday well away from antibiotics.
Ketogenic diet: I continue with this of course, and I think this is a key player in returning to robust good health…. It certainly is helping with inflammation and gut health.
Scleroderma: I continue to see reduction in skin thickness all over my body as well as softening and increased elasticity. The reductions are tiny, but that is OK … it is progress. I continue to see a lightening of my skin in places where the scleroderma had darkened it. I see more veins in my hands where the excess collagen has been thick and noticeable. Torso stiffness/rigidity is still an issue, but slowly improving... the rowing I do helps exercise some of the muscles in torso.
Ankylosing Spondylitis: Curiously, this pulse I had two incidents of sharp, intermittent pain in buttocks area… right near base of spine. It surprised me, but thankfully it went away quickly. It also reminded me of why I am doing all this…. Pain is shit.
Psoriasis: (only on elbows): Still healing. The affected areas are diminishing in size and scaliness. Slow but good.
Activated Charcoal to mop up all the debris: I try to take it at night away from everything else, but since my sleep has been improving I am not getting up as frequently….. So I let it slide. Sleep is paramount!
That’s it for now,