so taking NAC alone is counter-productive?
This is my 4th time restarting NAC. I haven't officially been diagnosed with chlamydia pneumoniae, but have noticed that each time I take NAC, it tends to prolong and worsen my sporadic infection-like symptoms, such as a sore throat, malaise, etc. I also notice more GI distress, more obnoxious-smelling gas (sorry!) and a terrible odor on my breath.
I've been trying to ride it out this time, and am into my 5th week, presently taking 1200mg a day, but there doesn't seem to be any reprieve from the symptoms. So I'm wondering if I just need to stick with it, or if in fact I'm causing more problems? The reason I ask is because I've seen several posts here reference the fact that NAC will push the virus into a replicating state, and that without the adjunctive use of an antibiotic, you end up doing more harm than good.
Is this true? Should I discontinue the NAC until I've been evaluated by a doctor specializing in chronic infections?