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I thought I would take a moment and share with you my thoughts as I work on my “Poor Mans Protocol II” (PMP II). When I initially took the higher doses of MSM I went from next to no crawling to massive body wide crawling for about 36 hours and for 24 hours I had a pretty painful lymph node, the one in my left groin area. Well, I have no more crawling or pain but I am experiencing some stomach discomfort, not terrible, but enough to make me back down to a therapeutic dose until the stomach issue subsides. I do notice more energy though.
At first I became constipated, now I am having massive bowel movements (no diarrhea) and the smell is just horrid, and that is unusual because usually my bowel movements smell like fresh rose petals. But seriously, the smell is just incredibly bad and yet my diet is the same. I’m doing less MSM now as I think I am suffering detox symptoms.
In practice, most people who use MSM notice very little at the onset, or may experience slight detoxification symptoms. These symptoms may include mild forms of diarrhea, skin rash, headache and fatigue. After one week, these symptoms usually disappear. Fewer than 20% of users of MSM may feel moderately sick in the first few days of using MSM. It may be small consolation to know, that the stronger the symptoms are, the more toxicants had been stored in the body and the more MSM was needed for its purification. If more moderate symptoms of detoxification are experienced, it may be advisable to reduce the dosage of MSM, and to gradually rebuild it once the symptoms disappear.
Here is what I think is happening, this is very unscientific and I need to do some serious research on this over the weekend. I’ve read a lot about MSM and it removing bio-films, again, no hard evidence, just quotes like this from various sites.
A good probiotic taken after meals can go a long way to helping those with fibromyalga. As can also MSM. Both are helpful in balancing beneficial flora in the intestines. MSM has the advantage of assisting in stripping away candida biofilms in the intestinal tract. Of course that is what the elemental miracle does best. Throughout the entire body!
Sinusitis – the inflammation of the tiny cavities close to your nose and eyes is often relieved by MSM. MSM reduces inflammation and mucus build-up.
Is this the smell I am smelling? This horrid bio-film being removed? I just don’t know.
I have read where sinus infections, especially chronic ones are the result of bio films in the sinus cavities, and it’s interesting that MSM is being reported to clear up long standing sinus infections. I then see comments where people are talking about MSM working well against bio-films. In fact, MSM works in breaking up mucus it seems from much of my reading.
I also recall (from when my fibromyalgia symptoms were so bad) reading about how people were using Mucinex to combat Fibromyalgia and with good success. I find that interesting. Look at the dermatological symptoms this site lists for Fibromyalgia. This site also talks about Mucinex, you can Google Mucinex and Fibromyalgia and find lots of information.
Dermatological: Various rashes may appear with or without itching: Hives, red blotches, itchy bumps or blisters, eczema, seborrheic or neurodermatitis, and rosacea. Nails are often brittle and of poor quality and hair falls out prematurely. Strange sensations are common such as cold, heat (especially palms, soles and thighs), crawling, electric vibrations, prickling, super-sensitivity to touch, and flushing that is sometimes accompanied by sweating.
Sounds a lot like Morgellons. Perhaps bio-films do play a major role in this nightmare (and that of so many others). I know the NanoTransformation folks speak very highly about MSM which rekindled my interest in it. Perhaps the most shocking thing I found out is that MSM is a waste product of the paper producing industry. It’s an organic compound that comes from trees but is only gathered through the paper mill industry. Yep, kind of scary I know, and there’s a large debate (as with so many natural products) on which MSM is the best, so I’m not even sure I have the best MSM at this point.
All this is to say there is real potential here, but it needs much more investigation, if MSM truly does eliminate bio-films then this could turn out to be not only extremely important but part of the explanation as why some have had such great luck with it. As for now, I’m on the fence and need at least a few more weeks, my hope is the stomach discomfort will subside soon.