Hey Lizzie

Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Sat, 2019-11-23 12:46

Really glad to hear your eyes are healed.   

Have you ever had any retinal tears (before starting the protocol).

Thanks for kind words about Borzou .... he was a lovely dog (half Shiz-tzu and half poodle)... loved by family and friends.  Jon and I keep seeing him out of the corner of our eyes... hearing him.  Strange.


Yea Sonal and

Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Sat, 2019-11-23 12:41

thanks Neena!

As I am close to finishing one year of the CAP, I think small positive progressions happen more frequently than any large, momentous gains.  I get impatient to see the large gains.... this whole marathon really challenges me to be steady and tenacious.  

I take some Activated Charcoal when I experience the nausea you describe Sonal is experiencing.  It seems to work quite well.  





8th Pulse Finished Early

Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Wed, 2019-09-25 13:31

I just finished my 8th Pulse a few days ago (Monday, Sept. 23rd).  I did this pulse early because I am traveling at the end of the week, and just wanted to have it done and the psychological effects of the Tinidazole out of my system.

Overall, it was a fairly easy pulse:  some mild fatigue, but not enough to send me to bed (like the crashing fatigue I’ve had in past pulses).   I do feel blue when I am taking Tinidazole…. Sometimes it’s a deep dive---feeling really down, but this pulse it was just one day of feeling kind of low.  

7th Pulse Finished

Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Sat, 2019-08-31 10:29

I finished my 7th Pulse of the Cpn Protocol yesterday (Friday, August 30th). This pulse was five (5) days of Tinidazole which worked well with everything else going on in my life. 

Psychologically, I only had one day this week where I felt my emotions might be affected by the Tinidazole… I was a bit weepy at the end of that day (but it could have also been a tiff I had with my daughter). I just don’t know. 

5th Pulse Finished

Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Sat, 2019-07-06 19:49

I finished my 5th Pulse yesterday (Friday, July 5th).  I did five days of Tinidazole.  I shortened this pulse because it was a holiday week, and I wanted to feel good/more energetic when entertaining.

The Tinidazole is still causing some significant fatigue... I am considering taking it late afternoon/early evening for the next pulse (like Kiki is doing).

Psychologically, the Tinidazole did not cause huge mood dips ... some mild moodiness, but nothing like what I had on the 9-day pulse.

Ankylosing Spondylitis/Scleroderma

Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Wed, 2019-06-12 13:15

For future readers with Ankylosing Spondylitis/Scleroderma:  I don't write too much about how my walking has been affected by Cpn, but it was the first major symptom that something was really wrong with me.  In the fall of 2016, I had been getting progressively stiffer with what I thought, at the time, more painful sciatica.  Sleeping became a nightmare as I couldn't turn in bed without significant pain.  Then, one day I woke up and I couldn't unbend myself to stand.  I couldn't turn my torso...

4th Pulse Completed

Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Wed, 2019-06-12 12:59

4th Pulse Completed

Duration:  9 days   I did nine days because I felt pretty good after five days.  My strategy for all pulses is to try and get to five days, and then play it by ear --lengthening the pulse day-by-day depending on side-effects.  I also stopped at nine days to give my mind-body a break, give my liver a break….my mood and energy improve after stopping a pulse.

Excellent 3rd Pulse Finished!

Submitted by Jan Figtree2019 on Mon, 2019-05-20 11:20

Hello Kiki, Lizzie, Sarah, and all!

Just finished my 3rd Pulse (second multi-day pulse) with excellent results.

This pulse was 7 days---I felt so good that I just kept going after 5 days.

Things that I changed up during this pulse:  On day four (4) I started taking all my antibiotics in one big dose in the morning.  For some reason, I felt better the next few days doing this:  a clearer head...