Is it possible that our immune system is too strong? I rarely get sick, and when I do it’s never longer than one or two days. Before PFS I would always have a runny nose and would stay sick for 5-7 days.
I thought of this. Some people here and elsewhere swear by LDN. I may take it at some point. Issue isn’t about immune system being overactive per se. It’s about the chronic inflammation resulting from Pro-Inflammatory cytokines. If we could manage excess inflammation, I suspect it would help immensely. Adrenals endure a lot of “stress” when inflammation becomes chronic. It does so through releasing of stress hormones to supress inflammation and this leads to state of haywire.
High cortisol/adrenaline & lower Testosterone/Growth hormone
Blood sugar changes
Disruption to neurotransmitters (talk about depression/anxiety)
So hypothetically speaking, treating inflammation would normalize HPA and restore normality (including sexuality).
Leaky gut syndrome was likely a key driver in my autoimmunity (e.g. eczema; MCAS; arthritis, etc.). I’ve been painstakingly working on fixing it. Pre and Pro biotics were hit or miss but I made a solid progress after 2 years of trial and fail. Immune system is largely regulated by the gut.
I tried almost everything under the sky in my 2 year long odyssey. Actually it was more like 10 years but last 2 years were exceptional. Not to scare anyone off, I abused my body in so many ways during those years so it wasn’t just a matter of PFS. That said, I did share my latest protocol that worked like a charm for me so others in the same boat can save years of unrelenting trialing and frustration.
Yes, I’m on low carb (except for some fruits), high fiber, high fat, and moderate protein diet. Also no gluten since I’m avoiding wheat, bread (except for some occasional white toast), cakes and pies, cereals, cookies, crackers, etc. I’d like to think that minimizing carbs and cutting out gluten was a milestone to my gut healing process. Can’t say it’s weakened my immune system though. What I think happens is that by reducing gut permeability, less LPS (i.e.endotoxins)/food particles make it to the blood circulation and thus attenuates immune response and results in less inflammation.