Feb. 21 - Mar. 11, 2009
The last week of Feb. I received my order for Cholestryamine. I was eager to try a packet to see what it would do for me. I ate two saltine crackers with butter both before and after I drank it. I mixed it with 10 oz of grape juice and followed it with a 10 oz water chaser. I took one packet before bed for three consecutive nights. The first night I did not use my usual charcoal dose at 2-3 AM. The next day my head was clearer as a result of the Cholestryamine but my body aches were worse. The second & third night I also used my charcoal and my body aches were much better. Too soon to know for sure but it also seems like the Choles has helped resolve some of my left foot numbness which began in Nov 08 when I started using Azithro. Therefore, am guessing it is possibly linked to neurotoxins?
March 2, 2009 I took my first tablet of Tinidazole 500 mg. Mon & Tues. Resulting in increased porphyria with body aches and pains along with my brain, sinuses & eyes increased pressure, numbness and irritation. However by Wed & Thurs I felt better than I normally do, in waves, which gave me much hope that the Tini would eventually do wonders for me down the road someday. Fri & Sat had whispers of a headache, sinus and eye irritation began mounting. Sat night I woke up feeling very sick indeed with much neurotoxin type porphyria evident. It occurred to me recalling something Louise had mentioned in a post. When she reaches day 5 of a pulse she begins taking Choles, etc. So then on Sun night I used a packet which made a world of difference for me. I proceeded to use it Mon & Tues nights.
(Please note: To avoid overwhelming reactions I am on a self imposed "take it slow & easy program". I am in process of working my way up to the recommended doses of meds)
Last night I had a terrible reaction. I went to bed after I took Choles but woke up a couple hours later. My brain felt numbish (numbskull) ;) and I had pressure behind my eyes. It seemed my iris functioning was on slow mo as changing light blinded me at times. But the worst feeling was my stomach was burning badly. I drank 16 oz of water to help put the fire out. Finally at 3 AM I took my 12 charcoal capsules and found relief overall. This morning when I woke up I still do have residual numbskull and eye irritation plus my ears are ringing. From lack of sleep & the porphyria I am in a worse brain fogged state today.
I am seeking some help to fine tune my program. Has anyone had stomach problems with Choles? How did they resolve it? Any tips you can share with me? Thanks.