Sorry for my absence. I had no clue, not an inkling, that what seemed to be "going wrong with me" last week was viral - probably a flu. No sinus drip. No cough. No congestion. No Nausea. No initial weakness. No Nothing that would connect a very red eye and swelling around the eye, was the apparent beginning of the flu. It is summer here in Chicago. Otherwise I felt well, even good.
My son thought I was having a stroke. I do wear an eye patch that I alternate every day trying to rest one eye from computer strain. I figured my body was "overreacting" to the pressure of the patch.
Then the muscles around my chest became inflamed and breathing became difficult, and I thought I had thrown my back out. There is more, until about day 4 when it occurred that this might very well be a virus and not a permanent fixture caused by some chronic auto-immune disease in my life!
So I started taking the regimen the lady was taking across the street for her infection, e.g. the 5 Lypo-C per the Towsend Ad, and 1 Lypo-GSH, (I already take about 20 g ordinary C and probably doubled it.) After the second 5-Lypo-C (24 hours after the first five) I felt the "poof". The fever had broken (I didn't even know I had a fever), the night sweats began, etc. and I felt better. It was a virus (Thank God - viral illnesses eventually end, if they don't kill you first) and two applications of 5 Lypo-C had beaten it after it had about 5 days to get established! Almost a miracle!
But this thing turned out to be a hum dinger.. (tougher than I thought) , because it wasn't beaten... Just subdued.. It started coming back.. I didn't treat it with enough respect, so I upped the dosage.
to 7 Lypo-C, 1 GSH -- but TWICE per day. And I again felt the "poof" (And I added the surefire cold protocol of 8 grams of ascorbic acid every 20 minutes for about 2 hours, just for good measure.)
And while it is not completely over, I am currently around 2 Lypo-C when ever I feel I need it, which is about every 4 hours.
One of the reasons for the post, is that during my last infection like this in 2006, which turned out to be Type B Flu, I tried 1 Lypo-C every hour - for 24 straight hours - with no noticeable effect.
This time, 5 Lypo-C at one time, seem to make all the difference. Raising blood levels. It is good to know the proper dosage.
I may continue later with more gory details, but those who follow this forum know I credit vitamin D3, not C, with preventing any infections in me. We'll its summer, when I generally rely on 20 minutes of sunlight. Well, the Chicago area has had one of the rainiest June's in history, and it is hot in the sun in summer, so apparently not enough (And the 5000 iu D3 supplement I take daily didn't protect.)
But I have never been happier to discover that I have a virus!
Owen R. Fonorow, Orthomolecular Naturopath