Flagyl

Anti-bacterial agent used in Cpn to kill the cryptic intracellular form.

Chronicles of a Rifampinaut: 29 and 30 down, 31 coming

It's been  while since I've posted or really spent much time here.  I don't know why exactly, just have had other things occupying my mind and time.  Even so, I thought I would post how things have gone these last 2 or 3 months, or some short blurb about it.

Both pulse 29 and 30 went better then earlier pulses.  I suspect the reasons are because I started using a gel capi to enclose the dose of Flagyli and I've been becoming aclimated to the greater dosage amount then I had been last summer.  And of course, each pulse knocks the CB load down more so there's always that.

Happy 1st AZITHROVERSARY to me!

Ever go to the doctor and feeling like total crap? Frown I mean, you want to feel good when you go to the doctor, right?  You gotta feel real good if you can get teleported from Northern Virginia to Nashville, Tennessee in the passenger seat of the starship minivan and not remember anything, including driving further south to see a blizzard!  Apparently I had the “We’re going to miss both NFL championship games flu”. 

Drying out

I must be drying out from the "intoxication" of the bacterial detritus because I can't come up with a snappy subject line any longer.  I guess this forum may have just lost a promising contender for the Bulwer-Lytton contest. 

Anyway, I just downed the metronidazole to mark the completion of pulse #17.

 

 

 

 

Ibuprofen / Inflammation / Flagyl Pulse

Following the last discussion we had about Naproxen / Aleve as a COX-2 Inhibitor, Kim started taking Ibuprofen during pulse week and has just completed her first pulse week with Ibuprofen.  She took 400mg twice a day for the 7 day pulse.  She had a pretty easy pulse feeling somewhat more tired but not nearly as impacted as she had been in other pulses.

Then she stopped taking Ibuprofen on day 8 when she stopped taking Flagyli.

Kissing Your Sister

During 2008 I did so many pulses while I was traveling that doing the last one at home seemed to be missing something.

Anyway, pulse #16 completed.

Have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Joyous New Year.

 

Does PrimaCare count as an Emergency Room?

Ended up at Primacare the other night.  I was lifting my wife's uncle's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC - bet most here don't recall what that was) footlocker when the handle broke and it landed on my left foot.  The bruising and swelling looked a lot like a similar break a few years ago so I hobbled into Primacare; a local "doc in a box" that I knew from past experience had an x-ray machine.  Turns out that I had not broken the foot.

The worst part of it is that I can't blame any of this on the reaction to the last pulse since the aftermath has been completely unremarkable.

Fifteen down - and how many to go?

Fifteenth pulse completed today. 

Overall, had the same experience as the last few pulses of getting "supercharged" after starting the flagyli.  Also, had very severe shortness of breath a couple of times reminiscent of my experience in Chicago.  If I had not already had the experience of making a trip to the Emergency Room in Chicago last year, I would have probably ended up going to check out what the E.R. looked like a Houston's Memorial Herrman hospital.  I've heard its a good one.  Anyway, the dyspnea passed and I'm now just waiting for the endotoxinsi to hit.

I also have to remember to keep it a secret from my son that flagyl turns the color of urine orange since that's his favorite color.  

 

 

myco treatment

Hello,

 Ive been taking the flagyl for some time now but I just had a question that popped in my head.  Does Flagyl treat a mycoplamic infection also. I know its used for cpni but what about myco?

All - at least mostly - in my head

Unexpectedly, in my 55th pulse, I got - as Jim K colorfully calls it - slammed.

Last Monday I returned home from an exciting week of over 6000 miles air travel and a wonderful visit in Palm Springs to see my daughter open her beautiful new veterinary clinic. I met some of her clients and patients and told many of them of our own ground-breaking site with its adventures. There is NO litter in Palm Springs. My home-coming was very different from those in the past in that I did not need "recovery days" after landing and then driving 170 miles home after a 15 hour all-day two flight day from coast to coast. Amazing.  Not only is there "one is never so blind as one who will not see", but there is never one as grateful as one who has been to hell and back.

Short of breath in Toledo

A week after pulse #14 completed and I was in Toledo when I started having shortness of breath problems just like those that sent me to the hospital back in September 2007 (see prior blog posts for all the gory details). 

Since I knew that this was probably just a visit from Dame Endotoxini the Mistress of Misery, I just upped my charcoal intake and made sure I didn't miss any WelChol tablets and it has pretty much cleared up on its own.

Guess this means I'm killing something.  Can't wait for November to start pulse #15.

The disappearing lesion

Since the early seventies, I have been able to make my body go numb. The first times I fell because I didn't know what was coming. I have been able to do this at will for many years, but took care not to fall down. Fortunately, the feeling always returned.

As stubbornness is the nature of us on this site, I have only listened to Richard in the last six or so months when he admonished me not to do that! I can also dislocate my hip but he says not to do that either! (Takes all the fun out of life - no?) (No)

So - what IS the point - simply put: the ability is gone. I cannot do it anymore AT ALL. Not even a tingle and certainly no numbness. Yes, the quiet improvements continue - and the energy is very, very nearly back to my norm or 55 years. Keep at it - it pays.

Chronicles of a Rifampinaut: Pulse 27, onward!

I began pulse 27 this morning with some nervousness since I still haven't fully recovered from pulse 26 back in August. I  decided that 60 days was enough time to recover, that any longer would increase the risk of making the pulse even worse then it may be.  So, here I am toda, pulsing away.

My doc and I agreed back in June to increae the dosage of Flagyli from the prevous 3x375mg/day x 5 days to 3x500mg/day x 5 days.  I suspect that had something to do with making pulse 26 that much harder although I pulsed in July with much less negative impact.  Pulse 26 just picked me up and cast me down, no other way to describe it.  Still haven't recoverd entirely from it.

Pulsus Interruptus

Was well into pulse #14 when I got side-lined by a stomach bug that went through town.  I couldn't keep anything down for 36 hours.  While it's not fun being sick on the road it does have at least one benefit - since most hotels use either a boiler or tankless system, I didn't have to worry about running out of hot water when I took 45 minute showers to try and calm down the body aches.  As soon as my stomach calmed down, I did resume the antibioticsi so hopefully there was no harm done (except to the bugs).

Update: doc said no to flagyl, I have flagyl rx and am ready to take

 Here’s the SHORT summary of my long (as usual), but overdue update.  For the LONG blog and more details, just keep reading below: Summary:ŸI finally achieved maximum dose for DOXYi and BIAXIN (Macrolide) over a month (or two?) ago.  (I have the date written down somewhere.)

Does Oklahoma City even have Emergency Rooms?

You wouldn't know it by me. 

Three days post-pulse #13 and only mild reactions (mostly slight shortness of breath during stressful parts of the negotiations and the familiar "cog fog") so far.  

By the way, Oklahoma City is a real nice city.  The Murrah Building Memorial affected me more than I thought it would.  I think it was the small chairs that represented the children killed in the day care center that made it so emotional.

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