Im thinking about trying my frst Pulse soon and need some advice about how to face it.
first my recent development: since my last entry i finished levofloxacin 2 x 250 mg + doxy 2 x 100 mg (total 4 weeks), and 10 days ago i switched to doxy + roxi + amoxicillin-clavulanic (for uti bugs + eb)+ caffeine.
my main problem (the testicle pain. see my last blog entry if interested. im still hoping for more thoughts about the possible cpn cause of it...) improved a bit after that switch but not really much, and bc i still suspect that cpn is also responsible for the pain, my doc (who does not know much about cpn but is very open minded) and i are thinking about trying the first pulse soon.
though im not sure if its a good idea bc reactions are told to get so much worse with pulses? on the other hand i think without pulsing i would be standing quite still bc im not having much herx right now...
so here are my questions:
1) should i wait a little longer (with main focus on the pain issue)?
2)if i try it and dont get big reactions would it be a good idea to pulse up to 5 days the fist time pulsing? bc of possible delayed herx?
3) should i take caffeine while pulsing as its supposed to wake cpn from cryptic form?
4) wich other supplements other than the ones im allready taking should i add while pulsing.
5) bc of strong pain reactions (again testicles) i stopped taking roxi and doxy about 2 times in the beginning of cap for about a week. then i took just doxy while taking levo. now, after one mounth levo-doxy i tolerate roxi+doxy quite well: also overall reactions are lower now. could that come from the caffeine or lowering herx? im asking bc i fear a little that my cpn could have built up a little resitance to this drugs bc of my 2 stops? is this really as unlikely as mentioned in the handbook?
thanks for every thought and greets!!!