I'm on the eve of my first nervous pulse since starting the protocol, oh these 18 months ago. Pulse 16 is ahead, to begin on Saturday. I'm a bit nervous because there have been people here who mentioned that doing a pulse while on Rifampin was rough in comparison to doing it while not on Rifampin.
Maybe I shouldn't be worried? Really, there hasn't been anything dramatic in a negative sense since I started Rifampin. I've had a couple of bad days but more likely those were due to weather (it was hot) or having my gym schedule disrupted so that I didn't go for some reason.
While I'm nervous, I'm also excited. This could provide improvement in things but whether it will or won't is anybody's guess. My progress so far has been woefully slow but definitely progress. Of course, if I were to have some dramatic improvement it would likely come at the cost of being utterly miserable and by feeling terrible for a period of time, so maybe I should be happy that it's progress regardless of how fast it's taking.
Now to figure out how to balance taking all the antibiotics while concurrently taking Rifampin and taking Metronidazole. I think I have it worked out. Here is what I will likely do.
|5:30 am||metronidazole, nac|
|9:30 am||doxy, azi, rifampin, nac|
|3:30 pm||rifampin, metronidazole, nac|
|9:30 pm||metronidazole, nac|
Of course, I will only take Azithromycin on M, W, F of each week.