2/3- Made it through the day without caffeine with nothing more than a mild headache. Thym-Adren must go down AGAIN! I'll be all the way down to 2 plus 375 mg. Cal+Mag. I don't even need to run to tell I'm off target so you know it must be pretty bad. As for the caffeine, I suspect it may be driving my Mag down a bit. My only real symptoms are that I get numb a little easier and I've had some sneezing. I may be lower than ideal but likely not deficient. I predict my Mag RBC will be maybe 5.3-5.5 (optimal is 6.0-7.0). I can raise that by staying off the caffeine. Raising the Mag will lower the key Na/Mg (adrenal ratio) so this development make some sense. In the past, abstinence increased my tolerance for pills but that was before the detox. Hip is too sore to run.
2/4- Very depressing day. The lack of running is really starting to affect my mood and I'm afraid that even with the prolotherapy, I could be out another 4-6 weeks. Again, I made it through the day without caffeine without problems. My muscles might be a tad less sore but I'm still getting a lot of popping and cracking in my joints. I'm afraid that once again, I cannot take Thym-Adren with Mag. I've got detox on Fri-Sat but I'm not sure how much effect it will have this time. After this 3rd round, I won't do it again for another few months. I've been trending down on pills for 3 weeks. I will try a substitute product called ADHS tomorrow, which is an adrenal modulator. If that doesn't cause ill-effects, I may not need Thym-Adren. If it does, it's a processing issue.
VERY SAD news today via Facebook, one of my college classmates has died of cancer at the age of 32! That breaks my heart. She was a woman of faith and I know where she is now.
Update: I cannot take Thym-Adren but was no worse after taking ADHS. Prior to the detox, I could not take ADHS at all. That's one piece of good news on a really bad day.
2/5- Felt somewhat better today. I'm back on 750 mg. of Cal+Mag with no Thym-Adren. Taking ADHS does not seem to make much of a difference. It is imperative that I send in my hair sample next week after the detox. I'm VERY interested to know the results this time. Legs are a bit less sore today and even my hip seems a little better but I am still a ways off from running.
2/6- Good news. I got a decent performance appraisal at work and earned a raise. The hip pain has diminished but I'm still out until further notice. I was hoping to get my prolo appointment moved up to next Tuesday but I will have to wait until Wednesday. Detox is tomorrow and I will attempt to take Thym-Adren again after that. If I still cannot, the medical report had better show radical change or I am screwed.
2/7- Detox was today after a full day's work. It was hard not to eat lunch but I got through it with nothing more than a headache. No real nausea this time. Tomorrow, I will try to take Thym-Adren again and if I cannot, I know it's not a processing issue. No running until the injured leg feels the same as the non-injured one. 5 days off caffeine and I cannot say that I feel any better.
2/8- Completed the detox. Headache was bad but there was no nausea this time. Again, I passed quite a few stones. They were not as numerous as last time but I got out more tiny tan ones as well as about 2 dozen larger green stones (roughly pea sized). The Thym-Adren verdict is in! I still cannot take it. Now, I know that my body has rejected it for a reason that is unrelated to liver processing and toxicity. It's premature to say definitively why this has happened but I do have a couple of theories. A full post is coming tomorrow. I am pleased that I got a key question answered.
Update: Tomorrow will be a big day. I am going to try the Endodren (adrenal stimulator). Prior to the first detox, I could not tolerate EITHER the Thym-Adren OR Endodren with the Mag. Now, if I can take the Endodren but not the Thym-Adren, there is a very good chance that my chemistry has shifted. Of course, I won't know the full details until I get the medical report. The most likely scenarios are a significant deficiency in a key mineral OR a shift to slow oxidation. More on this will come in a separate post. On a side note, I believe that I am getting close to a return to running.
2/9- Got some news today. Took 1 Endodren pill and felt slightly better. Went to the gym and walk/jogged a mile with just a trace of pain in the hip. I don't think that I am quite ready but I will try again next weekend. I then tried some Vitamin E plus selenium and felt no different. NO SENSITIVITY! I still may be deficient in a key mineral but it's not selenium. It could be chromium or manganese but I'm willing to wait until I get the results.
Update: Took a 2nd Endodren and again felt slightly better. Jogged a mile in 7:49. The Endodren contains manganese so that's likely not it. I may try chromium.
Well, I got some answers this week. There will be more news in the coming weeks.
Distance=1.0/ GPA= 0.10
YTD: 146 miles.