I've been on the Doxy for almost a whole year - Azith almost a year, and Flagyl I am in the middle of pulse #9.
Feel OK this time, no lying in bed moaning yet haha
Seriously, what a difference though from the first ones... several of those I did spend laying in bed moaning - well maybe not actually moaning (although definitely for two of them)... but wanting to moan.
I went to work today, ran errands.
If the Flagyl itself was the thing causing my reaction - the reaction should be the same each time... not improving each time.
I'm tired when I am on a pulse, and grumpier - but I do not have that "poisoned" or panic feeling I was getting. Doxy and Azith do not bother me unless I don't eat enough when I take them. Flagyl doesn't seem to matter if I eat or not.
One thing - the tingling that started in Nov 2005 (a month after diagnosis) comes and goes... but for the last 2 months, it is 100% gone except for when I pulse. 24-48 hrs after I start the pulse, the tingling starts - more pronounced in my left foot, but at night will wake me with full body tingling.
In the past - the tingling was unbelievably strong, felt like I was filled with stardust or pop rocks! But this time, and last - it is very mild - barely noticeable. Within 3 days of the pulse ending, the tingling disappears again.
Coincidence? Or why would the Flagyl start the tingling?
Anyway - other than that I remain symptom free, fully physically normal.
I ordered new meds, so enough Doxy and Flagyl for the next year, Azith is the only thing I need to go to the pharmacy for each month.
I have been really terrible about taking my supplements - they were causing so much nausea (I was taking ALOT of things) I just needed a break, and that break has stretched into a couple of months
Need to start back up, maybe ease into it - and take the fish oil again.
Well, off to relax a bit - the pulse is much easier if I decrease my activity during it.