So as of last Wednesday, I started my new treatment protocol:
- Avelox 400mg a day
- Zithromax caps. 250mg twice a day
- Fluconazole 100mg a day
- Nystamysyn/Farmasyn syrup 400.000-600.000 IU (4-6ml) 4 times a day
- Milk Thistle Quest 150mg twice a day, (after 2 weeks 3 times a day)
- Effexor-XR PR. CAPS 75mg
- Culturelle (probiotics) 60-80billion units a day divided in 4 dosages
- CoQ-10 200mg a day
- Alpha Lipoic Acid 200-300mg a day
Well, it is the first time in these 2,5 years that “real weapons” are used. I was religiously away from any chemistry, so I guess my body is rather shocked now. The Avelox is making me nauseous in my stomach (I feel like throwing-up, but I don’t) and dizzy. The rest of the medications seem ok (for now)! In general, I feel a little worse; weaker, more twichy (involuntary small muscle-movements), can’t sleep easily, stiffer joints…but I hope this is a good sign. I kill the bacteria now, so it supposed to be normal to feel worse during die-off. This is called a herx. The Herxheimer reaction occurs when large quantities of toxins are released into the body, as bacteria die during antibiotic treatment. More on herx : http://www.lyme.aquahobby.
After all, it’s only the beginning of the “battle”, so I try my best to keep my spirits up, as I have a long way ahead. But if this treatment can heal me, who cares about some herx ????? ;)
SPECT test probably in the next 2 weeks! I will write sooner though.