Gogo wrote:Anonymoose wrote:I am following the Wheldon protocol and have found that mcp helps immensely with the resulting inflammation. I've done a little research on mcp and suspect that it's ability to bind to inflammation causing galectin-3 (present in elevated levels in ms and arteriosclerosis plaques) is what makes it so helpful to me. It also acts as a gentle chelator. It might be of use to pwms even if they aren't on an antibiotic protocol so I thought I'd share.
How much does this help?
What is the suggestion by Vanderbilt or Wheldon for avoiding inflammations and infections promoted by antibiotics? Both can occur when abx depletes one's immune system after a few months use of it. I really doubt that the available probiotics can take care of all these problems. Inflammation is a very bad thing for MS patients and it causes real deterioration in MS, not just some bad days.
For me, the modified citrus pectin has eliminated almost all of the abx induced inflammation.
I started the protocol 9/9/12 and was experiencing bearable but really annoying and sometimes painful inflammation that basically felt like a very mild ms flare in certain areas of previous flare activity. I was taking daily epsom salt baths and frequent ir saunas to purge toxins. That helped a lot in the beginning but at some point, it wasn't enough to completely knock out the inflammation. I tried charcoal and chlorella and wasn't impressed (admittedly, I didn't take a lot as some who follow the protocol do).
When I started taking mcp, the inflammation and most of the fatigue cleared out within days and didn't come back until 7 days after my first flagyl pulse. Then I experienced very mild hand buzzing, some fatigue and a bit of leg achiness. Inflammation (mild!) subsided within 4 days post and I continue to slowly regain sensation in my hands.