Week 1 done and dusted

Submitted by Andesine on Sun, 2008-04-27 06:00

Well I thought I'd update this at the end of one week of Doxy at 100mg. There's really not an awful lot to write home about so far but I figured it was worth posting so that there is a balance to all those who get completely clobbered and people who also get little reaction don't think they're a hopeless case.

I've had no problems. No nausea, nothing. I have noticed a couple of changes though.

My vision has improved in that I'm no longer getting the weird ghostlike circling in one eye and my light sensitivity is not as bad as it was but, my right eyelid has begun an intermittent twitch and my eyesight seems to change from one day to the next. I noticed that one day I can wear my normal glasses for computer work, the next day I can't see a darn thing with those and have to use my reading glasses. The following day no glasses at all.

I've developed pains in my knees. This seems to happen only when I step up or down on something. Given my recent track record with stairs I'm being uber cautious when attempting to use those.

I find I'm sneezing quite a bit and when I do, I get a handful of mucusy lumps rather than the usual wet spray.

And finally, I've had a slightly raised puffy area at the top of my back over my spine. I'd been suspecting it was an oncoming Dowager's Hump. If I ran my hand over it there was no feeling but if I scratched at it with my nails then I could vaguely feel something. That has been intermittently getting hot. 

Other than that I'm fine. I spent 4 hours gardening yesterday. All back breaking digging and this morning not even a twinge. I think I'm turning into SuperWoman. Cool

Increased the abx this morning. Will report back.

The first improvement that I noticed was the reduction in light sensitivity and that has stayed with me so far. Sound sensitivity is much reduced too - although the terrific thunderstom this morning was still TOO LOUD!

Nice that you can still dig without over balancing, if I look back that was probably one of the first signs of MS for me - difficulty with digging. I shall be testing that out this week - sore feet permitting.

I thought that you already were Superwoman. Image removed.

New Forest, UK. Progressive MSi dx 12/06 LDN 3/07 CAP 6/07: Wheldon version.

speedbird

Digging is OK as long as I get the stance right and the spade/fork supporting me properly before I lift my foot up. My main problem balance wise is squatting down then trying to stand straight up. That one gets me every time, I just roll over backwards.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supplements. Doxy 200mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April 2008.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supps. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg. Metro 400mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April

Andesine - 

Your update sounds promising !   Good luck with the upcoming week!

Daisy - Husband on CAP 5/07.   Roxy, Diflucan round three 4-4, Rifampin, Bactrim DS, Mepron 4-6, Prednisone, Novantrone, Doxy, Azithromycin, Flagyl, Mino

Daisy - Husband on CAP 5/07.  Husband died from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Secondary to the Infusion of Novantrone.  Ie - the treatment with the conventional MS drugs killed him.

Daisy on her own CAP 11/2012. 

Sounds like a promising start.   Digging and not back pain, and no sprawling in the dug earth... excellent.   Better than I can do.

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse. Zoo keeper for Ella, RRMS, At worse EDSS 9, 3 months later 7 now 5.5 Wheldon CAP 16th March 2006

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse.

Oh man, another 4 hours shifting gravel from one end of the garden to the other and I've had it. I don't intend moving for the rest of the week.

It's not the Doxy or the MS, just total inactivity over the winter then going berserk for 8 hours. Wonder if I can persuade the weeds not to grow for a couple of weeks. 

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supplements. Doxy 200mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April 2008.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supps. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg. Metro 400mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April

No such luck! Tis the season; I can't believe how my yard has greened up and budded out in the past five days! Your foray sounds promising. It sure sounds like the antibiotics are doing exactly what they're supposed to do. Gesundheit! (Hope I spelled it right, but you know what I mean. And the sinus stuff will become clear mucous over time.)

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.  Mohandas Gandhi

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Three days into week two of CAP and it's definitely doing something. Aches and pains in places that can't possibly be associated with gardening as there are no muscles there. Two years ago I had a vein strip and thatch in one leg as the valve wasn't shutting and it was causing pooling near my ankle which drove me nuts with itching in the warm weather.

They removed all the vein higher up that was feeding the problem and said the remainder lower down would die off. Well it's throbbing big time at the moment along with a network of tiny thread veins just below it which are really unsightly but the vein Doc said he couldn't touch.

Last night I was getting back ache but not where you'd expect from over exertion. It was halfway up, nowhere near the lumbar area. That's eased off now, it just feels hot.

On the bright side, my Probiotic pills and my Melatonin spray arrived yesterday. By heck, the probiotics clear you out fast! Talk about exercise. A morning sprint to the bathroom was required. And after the Melatonin I had the best night's sleep for ages, I actually feel rested this morning.

The garden on the other hand is doing its absolute best to get back to looking worse than it did before 3 weeks of digging last November. Sigh. I've bought a flame thrower.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supplements. Doxy 200mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April 2008.

Berkshire, UK. Diagnosed RRMS Feb 4th 2008.

NAC 2400mg. All supps. Doxy 200mg. Zith 250mg. Metro 400mg.
No GP/Neuro support. Self medicating with help from David Wheldon.
Started CAP 20th April