Pulsing Update

Discussion in 'Transfer Factor' started by Mikie, Nov 11, 2004.

  1. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    Once again, thank you all for your sweet messages on the FMS board. I'm coming to the board once a day to see what's going on and am resting the remainder of the day.

    I decided that since I feel so lousy mentally and emotionally, and since I have to wait for my Synvisc injections in my knees, this would be a good time to pulse my TF's.

    Today is the third and last day of pulsing. The TF's are eliciting a strong immune response and I feel really sick. This is good as it works like a booster shot for my immune system against all the little beasties. If this is not followed by a strong Herx, I will assume that most of the pathogens are gone, but I will continue to pulse every month or two.

    I continue with the whey and colostrum to help the rebuilding of my immune system. We are all kind of groping in the dark with these treatments, but I do feel the TF's have been a great help and have allowed me to get off the Famvir.

    Famvir does not impart immunity and only works while it is being taken. I do think it is a good idea to take an antiviral before starting the TF's to get rid of some of the viral load and to make Herxing less debilitating. Same goes for antibiotics and antifungals if one has a lot of these pathogens in one's system.

    I also believe the Heparin exposed a lot of pathogens and allowed them to be killed before starting the TF's. This has been a long treatment protocol and I will likely continue pulsing, at least for a while. Just thought y'all might like an update.

    Love, Mikie
  2. spacee

    spacee Member

    and know what is going on with you. I wrote you a letter in the colostrum/acidopholus post. I agree that these TF's are a godsend.

    Starting the Marshall Protocol after the holidays. Have no idea what to do about the TF, if you have any ideas...please give. I know you are not a doc but I value your thoughts.

    Spacee
  3. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I wish I could help, but I had the same question as you. If one were on the TF's and decided to go on the MP, what would one do about the TF's. Isn't there a website where you can ask questions about things like this? I have heard members say they have had their questions answered there. Good luck to you and please keep us updated on the new treatment.

    Love, Mikie
  4. spacee

    spacee Member

    I have heard that he thinks that TF is snakeoil...which shows that no one person knows everything! He can be extremely tough on a person if he disagrees with them, so I don't feel much like stirring the pot.

    I think Annxyz posted once that if she ever did the MP (and she was not considering doing it at the time) that she would still take 1/2 capsule of the TF.

    Celticladie is doing well on the MP and she was taking the TF. I will ask her how she did it.

    Thanks for your reply! Spacee
  5. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    The doc who came up with the idea of TF's was a Harvard School of Medicine graduate and highly respected, according to my pain specialist. He initially recommended I try the TF's. I just wasn't ready at that time to do it.

    TF's work on the same basis as vaccines, so if Marshall doesn't believe in TF's, he must ignore that vaccines have all but erradicated Small Pox, Polio, and other illnesses in most of the world. It is the additives and contaminations in the vaccines themselves which make them dangerous, but the theory is sound.

    In fact, it may well be possible that the CMV which infects many of us actually came from polio vaccines. It is widely speculated that the Anthrax vaccines given to soldiers in the first Gulf War were contaminated with mycoplasmas and that is what caused GWI. Mycoplasma contamination in vaccines is evidently fairly common. It was a mycoplasma infection which triggered my illnesses.

    Well, I digress here. I do not like docs who are touchy about discussing issues. Makes me think their egos get in the way of logic. I've been waiting to see whether people on the MP have had much success. So far, I haven't heard much, but these treatments do take time.

    Good luck to you if you decide to go ahead with it.

    Love, Mikie
  6. spacee

    spacee Member

    that they are going to stop looking at "stress" as a cause of the Gulf War Illnesses...about time, I would say.

    Thanks for your info, Mikie, quite interesting as usual.

    Spacee
  7. Mikie

    Mikie Moderator

    I did see that. I do not believe that stress can be eliminated as a contributor or even a triggering factor with any of our illnesses, but I do not believe it is "the cause."

    This whole investigation by the British and U.S. governments has been an attempt to stonewall and not look into what might have really caused GWI.

    Now, they are focusing on toxins. Well, like stess, toxins can certainly also play a part in these illnesses, but toxins, by themselves, don't explain GWI either.

    I believe that GWI, like FMS and CFIDS, develops in genetically people who are exposed to stress, toxins, and/or pathogens. If the Anthrax vaccines were contaminated, which I highly suspect, I doubt the govt. will every admit it.

    Another possibilty exists that too many vaccines were given in too short a time and left the soldiers with weakened immune systems. This, as well, will never be admitted to by the govt.

    Thanks for your posts. You are the one who originally made me think about the TF's and I believe they are working in the long run. I'm doing a little better today as yesterday was my last "booster" dose for a couple of months. My face was swollen up last night but is better today.

    Love, Mikie

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