I’ve been on ABX regimen for sixteen months. And I’ve got to say, with a lot of regret, that its benefits for me appear to have been limited.
Sorry to hear they havnt worked for you. I am still in the "take and see" stage. Have you discussed your progress/regression with Dr Stratton? What did he say?
If I could also ask, while on the regimine, what were your reactions to the metronidazole?
I’m thinking that as long as I feel good I should keep at the lowest dose and keep a step=up in reserve in case I get the flu or something.
I was on the highest dose of simvastatin (ie 80mg) for quite a while (say 9 months), and when i switched to lipitor, i noticed an immediate difference. So not only do they appear to work in the long term, it may even be possible, that the different statins work slightly differently, or give an option if you become less reactive to one (no research yet). what dose are you on? I have a script for 80mg, but take 60mg as i cant say i notice any less effect; as compared to 80mg. I did take the 80mg for a while, before i cut back, for similar reasons as yours.
I dont know about other people, but I have NOT had the statins stop a relapse after a flu. I take prednisone to stop a relapse. However, i think the statins help me recover / heal much faster. Maybe they reduce the severity, its hard to know with this condition what is "normal". (And also when i am on ABX's, LDN as well as the statins...)
From what I’ve read, the effectiveness of statins seems to continue over long term use
I have been on them for over 12 mnths, and i still notice a reduction in foot tingling an hour after taking a dose (i split my dose in 2 to 3 over the day). Its encouraging to know that research is finding that not only do they reduce inflamation, but also may reduce BBB permeability.