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I have seen a few threads from you in this forum related to this topic, but I haven’t had an opportunity to read them all yet. Do you mind inspiring some of us on this forum with a possible update on your Methylation update if there is anything substantial to update.
Also, do people need to adhere strictly to a Leaky gut/Candida diet when they are methylating? One of the reasons I ask is I suspect I have heavy metal poisoning. If it turns out to be the case there a bunch of foods that should be avoided that contain certain amounts of metals in them, which would make the diet even more difficult.
Well, I stopped using the LDN several weeks ago as it was causing too many infections. Then after a few weeks I added in only a small amount of methyl b12 (mb12), as my major holdup is with not being able to create enough of it and then using it up too fast. A few of my symptoms got better, though it was nothing like when I was feeling good on my full methyl protocol. But the bad stuff isnt nearly as bad either. My food sensitivities, as far as my fatigue, brain fog, anxiety etc. actually got better once I started on the mb12, but my igg symptoms, basically tore up burning gut, got worse. A few weeks after starting it I could get a bit loose with sugar and not have any effects. There’s still definately something left though, so im doing an antiviral, Th1 boosting protocol. And holy crap am I shakin somethin loose. The goal is to straighten things out by getting rid of other intracellular infections and rebalancing my immune system, then eventually getting back on my full methyl protocol. Then be normal and healthy:)
Any infections, leaky gut, and food sensitivities need to be taken care of before starting a methyl protocol. It is entirely possible even if methylation or other things are a real problem, you just have to take off your candida blinders and go after other infections that are inevitably present when candida is. Immune suppressing ones are the best place to start. Any other particular problems should be treated or at least accounted for, things like specific nutritional deficiencies or hormonal problems. If you start methylating a sick person, they will become sicker. If you methylate a sensitive person, they will become more sensitive. Many docs believe the best way to chelate is the natural way, boosting the bodies detox abilities by boosting methylation. Thats my plan, though that may not be best for everyone.
I think that for any intracellular pathogen there is nothing better than Cimetidine and Zinc. I am taking them now with great results. I am doing what I call an “state of the art” protocol to eradicate my severe chronic candidiasis. I have combined immune moduladors, a high dose of an azole drug, nystatin retention enemas, and Ibuprofen to target the infection. I have also re-started a chelation protocol after 3 months resting it. I was chelating with ALA 50 mg tablets for a year and 3 months when I stopped it.
Taking high doses of Ketoconazole (400mg single dose) plus 400 mg of Ibuprofen to avoid acquired resistance or to revert it in any case, I am targeting the intracellular candidiasis. Cimetidine 1200 mg a day plus 50 mg of Zinc are boosting and modulating my immune system toward to cell-mediated immunity, a necessary thing to overcome the mucosal candidiasis. Nystatin retention enemas are targeting the colon lumen, an area very difficult to reach where the most concentration of candida colonies live.
This is a very serious protocol and the result of the best I have learned during these years. I am not sure what is the root of my candidiasis but chelating with effective chelators, driving the pathogens out of the tissues, should revert any acquired tolerance or acquired immune suppression. I am covering all with it. Cutler’s chelation system, a well elaborated anticandida treatment, and the best over the counter immune modulators. I forgot to mention I am also taking 1g of Apo-Lactoferrin to help the immune system and to starve my gut lumen of Iron. Pathogens need Iron to growth, instead lactic acid bacteria growth without Iron.
Cimetidine has been my best finding during the last two years. I didn’t use it immediately but always had it on hold. If this don’t work, I really don’t have any other inspiring plan for now. I hope it works as I planned it.