7th Pulse

I am now into my 7th pulse and it is going very well. Slight stomach unsettling, but not much.

It is really amazing how much energy I have. My wife said last night that she keeps marvelling at how well I look, and this is even though I am spending long hours at my computer. I have really moved on from the intense fatigue I experienced at the outset of this program, I also seemed to have lost my huge appetite for sweets (I have stopped buying them). So I feel that I have really progressed well.

My main symptom that persists is that after walking (or any activity) for about 20 minutes I start to lose the ability to pick up my right foot (foot drop), so I start to walk in a distorted way. Interestingly though, when this happens I can run more easily than walk, as with running I don't need to lift my foot so precisely; or I can walk more easily if I lift my knees higher, I do look a bit odd though.

Malcolm

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Malcolm,  Every time a

Malcolm,  Every time a newbie pops up, site users wonder whether he or she will have the mental/emotional "right stuff" to do the CAPi.  I remember wondering that about you when you first came here.  I'm so happy for you that you do have the right stuff, and you are now reaping some rewards for "toughing it out" through the challenging early days on the protocol.

Your comments on walking and running seem somewhat parallel to my husband's use of exercise equipment.  He can't use a treadmill or a stair-stepper that moves in an elliptical pattern.  He hasn't felt well enough to exercise lately, but when he does feel well enough to exercise, he does very well when he uses the older type of stair-stepper with the simple up-and-down motion.

Joyce~caregiver-advocate in Dallas for Steve J (SPMSi).  CAP since August 06, Cpni, Mpn, B. burgdorferi, systemic candidiasis, EBVi, CMV & other herpes family viral infectionsi, elevated heavy metals, gluten+casein sensitivity. 

Joyce~caregiver-advocate in Dallas for Steve J (SPMSi).  CAPi since August 06, Cpni, Mpn, B. burgdorferi, systemic candidiasis, EBVi, CMV & other herpes family viral infectionsi, elevated heavy metals, gluten+casein sensitivity. 

Thank you Michele, Mac and

Thank you Michele, Mac and Joyce. This site really is wonderfully supportive and I am very grateful to everyone.

 

Malcolm

Doxyi 200mg since 13 Sep 07 (100mg since 26 July 07), Naci 1200mg since 27 July 07 (600mg NAC since 9 July 07), Azi 250mg 3xweek since 31 Aug 07, Flagy pulses started 3 Oct 07, diagnosed MSi Aug 06.

Malcolm

Wheldon Protocol since July 07. Doxyi 200mg July 07, Naci 1200mg July 07, Azi 250mg 3xweek Aug 07, Flagyli pulses Oct 07, diagnosed MSi Aug 06. Intermittent Aug 08.

Well, this is good to

Well, this is good to hear!  I'm thinking it's probably more a point of re-educating your nerve pathways than anything else now.  When you get tired, you need to really concentrate on walking 'properly', not that anyone around here is so terribly proper.... Wink

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

This is very encouraging

This is very encouraging Malcolm. (< if I see someone looking a bit odd and running better than walking in Seaford, I'll know its you>)

Michèle (UK) GFAi: Wheldon CAPi 1st May 2006. Daily Doxyi, Azi MWF, metroi pulse. Zoo keeper for Ella, RRMSi, At worse EDSSi 9, 3 months later 7 now 5.5 Wheldon CAP 16th March 2006

Michèle (UK) GFAi: Wheldon CAPi 1st May 2006. Daily Doxyi, Azi MWF, metroi pulse.