Saturday, February 16, 2008

MP, Phase 1

I meant this to be almost a daily journal of life on the MP, but it hasn't worked out that way. Writing seems to be hard.

I am nearly halfway through Phase 1 of the MP and so far, things seem to be tracking pretty closely to the predictions. I am starting to experience immunopathology (herxing) which I can no longer rationally attribute to anything other than the protocol. My Vitamin D levels are coming down. My innate immune system is sputtering to life.

So far the immunopathology is mostly a cross between menopause and the flu. Not fun, but not too bad compared to what I've been putting up with for over a decade. I am doing very little, staying in my darkened rooms during the day, reading and resting. It's not all that much of a lifestyle change for me. In some ways, it feels like a burden is lifted, because I no longer have to try to force myself to go out and do things. At some point when I'm feeling better I'll be able to go out at night, but for now it's really nice to say: this is my job. I don't have to do anything else.

Edited to correct headline (it said "Phase 2"-- I blame it on brain fog).


Laurie said...

Thanks for the update. I never heard of herxing.

Adela said...

I described it in earlier blog posts. :-) It's the reaction to die-off, killing bugs.