die off effects:
massive headaches sometimes
feeling hot in my head but no fever (maybe inflammation but i dont know)
pain in my ankles
sometimes a pain runs through my entire leg
confusion/even more brainfog than normally
Thanks for that info - wasn't familiar with cpnhelp. It's tough, because I've done all the various lyme stuff - antibiotics, Buhner, Zhang, etc. I also saw Zhang in person and received specific herbs to combine with antibiotics I was taking. It gave me a few years of better health 10 years ago, but just hit a plateau and wasn't able to find herbs or antibiotics that helped enough. I also found antibiotics tended to screw up my stomach even more over time, no matter how careful I was with probiotics and prebiotics and such.
I'll have to look at the NAC test. I take NAC pretty regularly as it helps with some of my headaches and postnasal drip and such. I usually take lower amount than what you mentioned (have only taken 3x600mg at my highest, but more usual is 600mg per day).
Glad your antibiotics are helping - that's the most important thing. I did that for a couple years and it definitely helped, but stopped when I couldn't find a schedule or dosage that continued to help, and the GI problems were getting worse.
I still often rotate between Buhner, Zhang herbs like Allicin or Coptis, other things like oregano oil, and occasionally some antibiotics (but haven't done that in a few years now).
The Remission Biome people definitely seem to focus on antibiotics. It's just difficult when I've seen a million dosing protocols with complex theories on biofilms and spirochetes and persisters and binders and such, but haven't met too many people who have achieved durable remissions using that. Same issue I had trying to pursue CIRS with a practitioner.