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OK you loony pill poppers, I have a question.

Anyone else experiencing faster nail growth on CAP? I seem to be cutting both finger and toe nails far more frequently than before.

The other weird thing is my armpits have gone bald. Not that I'm complaining, I hate having to shave them but we're off out tonight so I hopped in the bath and pulled out the razor, directed armpit toward mirror and...

rubbed eyes, looked closer. Rubbed mirror. Went and got glasses. Peered again. Checked other armpit...

Nothing.

Now I've never had a huge pile of undergrowth there but I did at least have some. 

Yeah, A lot of pills (supps) are made with silica, and silica bought by itself is used to increase your nail and hair health. I dont think its from the antibiotics but I could be wrong. Your probably taking supplements with silica in them.

Fibro, CFS,  Myco, CPN, Stratton protocol, Zithro 500mg M/W/F/S, Doxy 100mg 2x day, NAC 1200mg 2x day, Flagyl and INH 2 week pulses 400 mg 3x day, Rifampin, 300mg 2x day,  Still cant shake it but improving.

 

Hair and nails do grow faster after starting CAP and the germs are expunged. For about six months my hair stayed very thin and sparse and I kept blocking the shower with them, but after that, bingo!  I can't say about the underarm stuff because I have never had any, but I don't think silica in the supps has anything to do with it............Sarah

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow...........Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after nearly four years, three of which intermittent.   Still slowly improving and no exacerbation since starting. EDSS was 7, now 2, less on a good day.

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.

Andesine,

Hormones play a part in hair growth as well as infected hair follicles and/or clearance of that infection process.  

I'm always puzzled by whether better/more hair and nail growth means more dead cells (I think hair and nails continue to grow after death due to cell death?) or maybe due to the growth of new healthier ones which causes more of the dead cells hence, longer thicker hair and nails.  My hairdresser has commented on healthier hair for me when I was feeling my worst as I was feeling like death warmed over at the time so...? Image removed.

FWIW, whenever I've had inflammation reaction I get a nail or two which develops psoriasis and it grows about 10 times faster than the rest of the nails, disfigured of course but it's weird to watch how this nail (I have one now) seems to grow overnight.  

As for the underarm thingy, Whoopie Goldberg did a skit awhile back which included a piece on her lack of "hair down there" now and I've heard other post menopausal women say the same exact thing.   

I have very little hair on my arms and legs and never really noticed much difference but I do still have some.  Image removed.

3/08 NAC 2400 mg, 4/08 Iodoral 25 mg, 5/08 mino 100mg, 6/08 Zith 250mg MWF, myco+ CFIDS/FMS, Hashimoto's, Psoriasis, PA, IBS, Secondary Addisons

When I change what I believe I change what I do

NAC 2.4g, Zith 250mg/MWF, mino 200mg, Tini 5day/1g/5 pulses, Valcyte
Supplements, CFIDS/FMS, Hashimoto's, Psoriasis, PA, IBS, Sec Addisons

Don't believe everything you think!  

 Can leave this pun unturned? No. "That's really the pits, Andesine!"

Okay, got that out of my system. I'm betting the apoptosis of infected hair follicles. Mass suicide! Look at Michele's story about alopecia and hair regrowth with before and after pics. Too bad you didn't think to take before pictures of your arm pits. Poor CAP observor that you are !Image removed. But that will spare you from having to bare your pits on behalf of science!

CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25yrs CFS & FMS. Currently: 300mg BID Roxithromycin, Bactrim DS 2x/day, Tini 1000mg/day pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3

 

CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25+yrs CFS & FMS. Currently: 250 aithromycin mwf, doxycycline 100mg BID, restarted Tini pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3, 6mg Iodoral

Well Jim I have to say that it's sometimes occured to me to take a before and after shot of a room I've decorated but never once did I consider taking a shot of my armpits just in case there was a change in growth. It's really not something you consider is it.

Now I've posted this though, perhaps you need to add a bit to getting started.

1. NAC 600mg. Slowly increase to 2400mg

2. Take photo of all hairy bits for comparison later on.

3..... 

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supplements. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg M/W/F.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April 2008.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supps. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg. Metro 400mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April

For modesty's sake lets leave one hairy bit out... But your observation about shaving co-incides with mine.   Very little pit hair and other body hair, even though head hair is much better.

I had already observed that before treatment the tougher white head hair and body hair seemed to have survived.   Shortly after starting the protocol the finer dark hair on my head started to grown again, and 18 months later the body hair and white hair began to fall out.   That process is still going on, as well as some renewed falling out of finer dark hair, although the patches are much smaller than before and do not spread to adjacent patches.   I'm going to have to get someone to take pictures of my head again, it is quite striking how much darker my hair is now than when I wrote about it first.

I'm not going to take pics of my pits though.  Someone else can do that....

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse. Zoo keeper for Ella, RRMS, At worse EDSS 9, 3 months later 7 now 5.5 Wheldon CAP 16th March 2006

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse.

Nooooooo please not head hair! It's always been fine and it's just starting to thicken up. I've spent ages growing the  layers out, I don't want it all to drop out.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supplements. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg M/W/F.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April 2008.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supps. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg. Metro 400mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April

 Andesine- Can't you just see the newbies reading that one? Michele, it should go into the "Getting Started" handbook right away!Image removed.

CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25yrs CFS & FMS. Currently: 300mg BID Roxithromycin, Bactrim DS 2x/day, Tini 1000mg/day pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3

 

CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25+yrs CFS & FMS. Currently: 250 aithromycin mwf, doxycycline 100mg BID, restarted Tini pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3, 6mg Iodoral

LOL, you guys are funny!

Hey Ande, I too have very little hair on my arms, the odd blonde on except for one rogue dark hair you might find on a mole & a mole on the back of one of my arms that has 2 hairs on it!  My pits are very little has my legs are to.  But... the "down there" unfortunately is the untamed beast!  Good transplant hair, lol.  I wish it weren't sooo.

My head hair, facial hair & nails are growing well.  Though, I have noticed my nails are up & down, possibly hormones or lack thereof.  I think it might be because of the biotin as well.

CFIDS/ME 32 yrs, FMS, IBS, EBV, CMV, Cpn, chronic insomnia, Lymes, HME, Natural HRT peri-M, NAC 2.5 gm, 6-07 Doxy 200 mg day pm, Azith 375 mg M/W/Fday, Pulse#10 1000 mg 3 days & 750mg 2 days, 5-17-8

CFIDS/ME, FMS, MCS, IBS, EBV, CMV, Cpn, H1, chronic insomnia, Chronic Lyme, HME, Babesia, Natural HRT-menopause, NAC 2.4 gm,Full CAP 6-2-07, all supplements+Iodorol, Inositol-depression, ultra Chitosan, L lysine Pulse#27 04-19-10 1gm Flagyl/day-5 days<

My finger nails grow like mad but they're very brittle. I broke 3 last night when I didn't seem to be doing anything at the time.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supplements. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg M/W/F.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April 2008.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supps. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg. Metro 400mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April