I'm about halfway through the fourth phase. My ME activity grade is now up from 4 to 5 doing sedentary work! The left foot, ankle and knee pains are resolved. My abdomen feels like it has about 20% left to go to eliminate all tenderness. Lungs feel at about 95% pain free inhalation. Had new lower back pain about two days ago which has improved today. Lupus seems improved with less need for medication (pericarditis, no skin/joint pain flaring). Toes continuing to improve with decreased periostititis inflammation.
ok that's 7 days. time to cycle off and rest. Good gains in mood and lowered depersonalization, social anxiety. Much higher energy at end of cycle. Still dealing with metatarsal inflammation. Takes a long time to clear. Had some short lived deep head pain.
I found another supplement that may help and am going to be testing it shortly. It may help remove a block to the caspase-9 pathway. I'm not sure as I am already getting it from food but am going to ramp it up. I'm hoping that it will help speed up the reaction so I can have pain for shorter periods.
The new supplement definitely seems to have sped up apoptosis even in the slow phase. I had a positive appetite cue and it shortened the reactive oxygen inflammatory period so I think it is working. We'll see how fast the progress goes from here on in.
Pain levels increased severely about 48 hours after starting new supplement so I had to take vicodin. Seems to have broken through the last apoptosis barrier and I'm not even on the fast supplements. Toes are making much faster progress.
Mentally I feel like I am getting closer to my pre-ME self. Depersonalization is decreasing at earlier times.