ok, so it seems weird to STILL be talking about recovery after 2 years still, right? Well, that’s what the Guaifenesin Protocol is– slow and steady, no instant cure. It DOES, however, work! YAY! 😀
FYI, I am a low dose fast responder, so my clearing is constant and intense, the whole time, till I’m totally better. And I am only in a 18% group, the 80% of people who are not low dosers, clear much less intense, but take a longer time to completely clear. They often feel positive results within about 6 months.
OK, now on to my progress! 😀
Some things that have improved lately that are AWESOME is that I am not cold anymore! YAHOO! This might seem like a small things to you, but let me explain… I actually forgot what that felt like, to be warm. You know the cold feeling, right down into your bones, where it feels like inside of you is radiating freezing coldness? And nothing seems to warm you up other than a long HOT soak in a tub? And that only makes you feel warm for a couple hours? Yep, I’ve had that for so long.
I lived in Africa, where it was 45 degrees in the shade, and I remember laying in the sun and finally feeling warm. And my friends totally worried about me. I was so confused why they didn’t like to be in the sun, it had been so long of feeling cold, I thought that was normal. I even ran in the sun, the hottest part of the day, and ya, I got hot, and sweaty, but my friends seriously worried that I’d pass out, and I just LOVED how warm it made me feel.
THAT’S GONE!!!!! Now I think I WOULD pass out if I ran in the heat like that! haha! 😀 I feel warm inside. I can go outside in the winter without feeling completely miserable. I don’t need the house to be at 24 degrees to feel ok. Now, we keep it at 22 degrees 🙂
OK, enough about that one! 🙂
Also, I have much more energy. I actually bet BORED! haha! It’s so shocking! I have been so overwhelmingly tired for so long, I forgot what having extra energy feels like. I actually WANT to get up and do something! WOW! 😀
Now, that said, I still have a long ways to go. I dont have enough energy to stand in lineups without getting a bit dizzy and nauseated. And my legs still hurt enough to keep me off them regularly throughout the day. BUT! I am walking on my tredmill every day for 25 mins and not paying for it afterwards! I clean my own house and have energy to still make supper and clean it up afterwards! AND there’s more! ha! I can drive myself long distances again and still enjoy the company of a good friend immediately after the drive! YAHOO!!
Now, there sure have been some set backs. I could have been even better than I am now, if I’d known I was blocking. Apparently I am super sensitive to salicylates, and some of the debatable ingredients like cocoa butters will block my Guaifenesin from working on my fibro. In the last year, I made no progress on my mapping. As a low doser, I should have made MUCH progress in a year. After crying for a while and getting over the devastation of losing a whole year of clearing, I have purged all my products with butters and almost immediately have felt a difference. SO, I’m back to clearing again! 🙂
So, there you have it! I hope this encourages you and you are busily clearing away on the Guaifenesin Protocol too <3
If you are interested in knowing more about this disease, check out these links for more helpful info:
- What is the Guaifenesin Protocol?
- friendly Facebook Support group for Guaifenesin Protocol
- FAQ of the Protocol and Salicylates
- My Fibromyalgia Story
- Getting Started with the Guaifenesin Protocol
- What are Salicylates?
- What is Hypoglycemia? by Dr St Amand
- paper written by Dr St Amand for the regular lay person.on what Fibromyalgia is and does.
- paper written by Dr St Amand for doctors and medical professionals.