Well I am feeling mighty sorry for myself. On top of recovery from (very enjoyable) post Christmas socialising and visiting, on top of usual ME/CFS exhaustion, on top of menstrual cramps and back ache, on top of sciatic pain from too many soft sofas and bed … I have a cold. A snotty, chesty, sore, aching, blocked, runny, thumping, feverish, voice losing cold.
With it comes many disappoinments. Not being able to draw the pictures I whipped up in my mind and then losing inspiration. Not being able to cuddle with my lovely and have a hopeful, loving, fun new years eve. Not being able to relax after the bustle of xmas (planned so well). Not being able to play with my gifts.
An even bigger disappointment … realising my wonder suppliment is so wonderful after all. Not only have I not made the kind of (slight) physical improvement I had hoped for following the increased dosage of Allimax – but it also seems that taking 6 capsules a day has done nothing to fend of the virus that has caused this stinking horrible cold. My faith in it is undermined.
I’m not sure if you’ve followed this suppliment use before but I find myself asking – how is going to fight a “stealth virus” in my body when it can’t even fight this cold? I can compare my colds progression with my husbands and whilst I may have an edge over my usual CFS/ME handling of a cold it’s not giving me that much of a boost.
Maybe it can be effective in long term use. But having taken it for over 4 months, having increased dosage to 6 capsules a day and having spent a lot of money to do that I’m not convinced I can justify the cost to increase to dose further or to continue. The manufacturers say 10 capsules a day for a week (I think) can cure MRSA. Surely 6 should be combatting a cold? Just 1 capsule is supposed to help me not contract it in the first place. Surely 6 times that is not an unrealistic expectation even if my immune system is comprimised.
So until someone can show some extensive effect trials, and offer me a NHS paid version I think this is one guinea pig who is off the experiment.
I’ll go back to my tissues and drink some honey and lemon and wait for my body to do it’s best. Please don’t cough in my direction – I’m full to capacity with ickiness right now.