Between reading the material here on the website and the s/e of the Abx (heart-pounding, significant feelings of anxiety), I started feeling really overwhelmed and confused. I started wondering if I should change the protocol, adopt the pyruvate protocol, and so on. I think I drove myself crazy. Then I got swamped with work and decided I needed to take a break from reading about cpn obsessively and focus on work (gotta pay the bills :-)). I'm sorry I disappeared without responding to people's responses to my previous blog posts.
I have been continuing with the Wheldon protocol. I also added kefirto my diet for the probiotics as the capsules were not helping too much. The diarrhea has gotten better on and off. I am still have significant nausea and feeling crappy. I have added Ambien for sleeping back into my regimen as the Melatonin was not helping at all. Over the last few days I noticed that I had increased my consumption of sweet snacks. These would help me feel better emotionally but I was becoming more and more tired and started having more die-off sx. I decided to stop eating the snacks and candy and that has made a significant difference in my energy levels. I've actually been really wired last 2 days, so much that folks at work have started noticing how hyper I have been. While having all that energy has been good, its felt unmanageable today.
I have also reduced the amount of red meat I consume which has made a significant difference in the pounding heart rate. I still have it but it has reduced significantly. I've also added starches back to my diet. These 2 things (and getting more sleep) might also have something to do with my high-energy yesterday and today . Interestingly, I was traveling for the last week and typically when I come back home after traveling, I have to rest for several days and the weekend is bad. This time, I was able to go to work for several days. I did rest on the weekend but still had more energy than I usually do. My partner has also been noticing significant improvements. Actually I am able to do a lot more work nowadays than I used to be able to - lot more mental clarity.
I reported back to my doctor about the improvements I have been seeing because I needed my scrips renewed. She seems a lot more interested now. I feel mean saying that cos she has been willing to prescribe the abx for me (based on what I have read on the website, that is one of the most difficult hurdles). But now it seems her level of interest has increased based on my feedback.
I havent done a flagyl pulse for2 months now. I should do one but am scared given the emotional & GI rollercoaster I went on last time, esp since I have a ton of work to do. I wonder if I should modify the pulse to taking a large dose (like Paul recommended). Then I could just sleep the weekend away