Thank you for the welcome. I am so happy to read about people who have similar issues and who don't think I"m crazy for wanting to try and do this protocol.
Cpn is probably very similar to Lyme's in what kinds of disease states it produces in those unlucky enough to get it and have a weakened immune system.
The Lyme's folks all know what I mean when I say "cracking popping in my neck" for example!
Yesterday i took my first NAC dose, I've only been on doxy 10 days, and I'm adding in and ramping up to full treatment (as much as I can on my own). So, the NAC was new and never tried. I got a headache for most of the evening, but that wasabout it. I thought that was all the effect I was going to have. I was bit cold too. But the hot tub warmed me right up, LOL.
Then last night round 3 in the morning - 12 hrs after I took my NAC I woke, feverish, hot and achey. I was like that in the morning also. Is this the reaction to taking NAC?
I also took a new product that is herbal to help with inflammation. It has ginger and all sorts of other good stuff in it. Zyflamm (sp?) I think its called.
Today was my zithro doxy day, so i combined and added the NAC in the am my second dose of 600 mg - I'm ramping up slowly to the 1,200 dose -
I had the doxy/zithro round 2 pm... I know it will take awhile to hit the system. I usually feel (well my sinuses do anyway!) so much better with the zithro - it hits me and I get a "wellness" feeling. Then alas it wears off...That's when I pay for it.
I feel terrible for 24 hrs after it wears off then I feel okay (well as well as I'm likely to get anyway for now..).
My neck, which was so much better recently, just on the physical therapy and ultrasound / heat treatment flared back up big time with NAC too.
Of course, I am also persuing a weight training regime that probably is also causing some inflammation of the muscles. However, it may also be helping oxgenate the muscle tissues which is where I think the nasty Lyme bug is hiding....so there are some benefits to the weights. At least it doesn't wipe me out...
On average how long do people find NAC "effects" and when they start the Flagyl, how "hard" to they get hit? Every story I've read seems to indicate it really hits hard.... even for folks like me who don't have tremendous symptoms on zithro and doxy...