Not cold anymore

Submitted by katman on Fri, 2005-12-16 11:00

I had not planned on witing an entry, but with all the talk of being cold, I had to.  For several years, I have been increasingly cold below 50 F. My standard  outside clothing has been t-shirt, turtleneck, sweatshirt, snow suit and a down jacket and I was STILL cold.  This winter, after 15 months on abx, I wear t-shirt, turtleneck, and sweatshirt.  When it has been in the 20's and 30's I wore a jacket but took it off in the barn,  which is not heated.  This is all absolutely incredible!.  My boots are not out of the closet and I have worn my sneakers every day. 

On a philosophical note, we are so attuned to instant everything that we can't seem to comprehend that this is NOT overnight.  As for my stopping abx, I am still improving at such a rate that I will wait for a "sign" that it is time to change something.  My conviction is total that I have a chance (maybe one) to get some of me back.  I will do everything possible not to jeopardize that, and I want to see how much.

Rica 

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.   Yogi Barra 

I love these kinds of stories! Thank you! I am sitting here inside with freezing feet, with thick socks and boots on in my living room with a fire my husband built before he left in the woodstove and also a heater running. It is 65 in here. NO human being can tolerate being in the car with me as I run the heat high all the time. They open the windows for themselves and I suffer "Close the window! I'm freezing"! I understand what a huge difference this is and how convincing it is also. What a great thing to have the body warm all by itself! I wonder if CPn affects the thyroid or if it uses up the t3 extra fast or something? hmmm. marie

On CAP since Sept '05 for MS, RA, Asthma, sciatica. EDSS at start 5.5.(early cane) Now 6 (cane full time) Originally on: Doxy 200, Azith 3x week, Tini cont. over summer '07, Revamp of protocol in Summer '08 by Stratton due to functional loss; clarithro

Yes, Cpn affects your thyroid. Dr. Powell tested my T3 ratio and found it was severely out of balance. He put me on Cytomel for a while and now I am taking T3 instead on an increasing schedule of every 5 days--checking pulse and temp every day. Can't believe the difference. I wake up alert and have lost fat--I can see my muscles now. I don't feel as cold any more but I have longer to go on the therapy.Good luck with the Flagyl. I didn't get a big reaction until the second round and the third wasn't bad until a few days after I quit. Getting ready for round 4. It's like going into the ring with a boxing opponent---I swear!!!Will be thinking of you,Raven 

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Oh, interesting!  I used to get terribly cold in winter and I can't say that has completely gone: I still often wear fingerless mittens when working, and thermal inner soles.  Perhaps I should look into it........Sarah
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.

But I hear you don't even heat those drafty old castles!

If you come to a fork in the road, take it.  Yogi Barra 

 

                                                                                                                                                           

3/9 Symptoms returning. Began 5 abx protocol 5/9 Rifampin 600, Amox 1000, Doxy 200, MWF Azith 250, flagyl 1000 daily. Began Sept 04 PPMS EDSS 6.7 Now good days EDSS 1 Mind, like parachute, work only when open. Charlie Chan  In for the duration.&am

But most people in England don't live in draughty old castles!  Our house is over one hundred and thirty years old, but it is heated.  Actually my studio was nice and warm most of today because the wind had changed direction and was coming from the west, right into David's study!....Sarah
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.