We are back from our trip and sort of rested. Even though I had given Steve something to even-out his emotions, he still wept all the way as he walked our oldest daughter down the aisle. The elevated emotional state made him a bit tottery, but she did a good job of anchoring him. He even made it fine through the traditional father-daughter dance. Thankfully, he had more energy than usual on the wedding day and lasted well through the long reception afterward. Thanks to the cooler weather (and not working), Steve was in good shape for the entire trip, and he even cheated on his gluten/casein diet quite a bit without much ill effect (his leaky gut is much better than it used to be). So now it's time to get down to the serious business of shaking up the protocol, bracing for a new wave of die-off reactions when he makes the coming protocol shuffle.
Steve saw his LLMD while on the trip, and he's lined-out to start tetracycline plus fluconazole several days from now. He will also continue the azithromycin. The plan was to lay-off fluconazole for two weeks and to stop the doxycycline too. The doc OK'd taking away the azithromycin for this two weeks also. So Steve was supposed to have a 2-week abx vacation, but I'm cutting it off. He's been off for 5 days now, and he's not doing well at all. The first 3 days, he appeared to be having more die-off reactions than when he was on the abx. Now, he's just even more fatigued than his usual deep fatigue, and he's been falling down quite a bit. He even dented our car when he fell while on the driveway. He went back on doxy and zith this afternoon.