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Hi Hal, I identify a lot with your story. I think I’ve had this thing possibly up to 20 years or more so I’ve definitely got a severe case. I started the protocol cleanse on about Feb 27th and 2 weeks later went on Able/Raster’s protocol. So, I guess I’ve been in Phase 1 for about 6 weeks. Still brain fog but functional at a pretty stressful job despite it so the severity has lessened a great deal. I still have some trouble with multitasking but do much better shifting from task to task and with focus. Ringing in my ears has reduced significantly to occurring occasionally. This deal seems to be 2 steps forward one step back so please be patient with yourself. It can be confusing and frustrating and the forum has heard some of my venting posts and people have been really supportive and have answered many of my questions. Rainy and/or hormone changing days still are generally not the best, I get a ‘clammy, want to crawl out of my skin’ feeling that I will do almost anything to distract myself from focusing on. I use molybednum, Vit C and milk thistle and think the combination of the 3 helped me get through die off in the beginning and continues to do so when I increase my antifungal/probiotic. I got a great deal of the ‘all in your head’ stuff with symptoms and also explored Lyme Disease but poeple who don’t live in constant discomfort to significant pain all the time don’t necessarily understand this. My skin conditions have changed in severity throughout this. They seem to worsen when I take another step to fight this thing and them ease off a little after a bit of time. I had the same thing with my sig other, thinking I’d rather focus on facebook or phone apps than give him attention, when it just helped distract me from my discomfort or I too was zoning out…In my experience it will get better, hang in there.