I got covid. It was just four days of fever in the bed and done. But then the bizarre symptoms started escalating and beat me down for 18 months. I tried hundreds of things and spent thousands of dollars. Here is what finally worked for me and eliminated it. I must give a huge thank you to Dr. Emily Hecker. She is responsible for the majority of the discovery of what would end up working for me.

Disclaimer: This is not medical advice and you should speak to your doctor before making any changes. 

The 2 Things that Worked for Me

I made a video for efficiency and the details are in text below the video:

1. NAD+ Disruption Fix

Here is an excellent description of what has gone wrong with the NAD+ system for long covid and long vaccine sufferers (minute 0:50 to 2:20):

This is why I had facial swelling and hives. Mast cell activation results in a flood of histamine which pushes to the skin.

For NAD+ fix you just need a stack of supplements whereby nicotinic acid is the primary solution and the other stuff just supports it.

    1. Niacin in flushing form. I started with 50mg three times per day on an empty stomach. Some say you need to feel the flush for it to work and you won’t feel the flush with food. I slowly bumped up to 150mg three times per day. https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Health-Supplement-Vegetarian-Capsules/dp/B00ISG2QUU (note: many say it cannot be the nicotinamide form but I first discovered this fix when I was trying so many different things and I took Natural Stacks Serotonin Brain Food and felt instantly better within an hour and I think it is nicotinamide). I only moved on to flushing niacin when I discovered the long covid people talking about it.)
      Take the niacin away from all the other stuff below. 
    2. Vitamin C 1—2g per day. I am using this powder but don’t know that it matters which brand: https://shop.designsforhealth.com/electrolyte-synergy
    3. Vitamin D 2k-5k IU per day along with some MK-7 so you don’t deplete other minerals from your bones.
    4. Zinc - 15mg per day
    5. Selenium - I eat one raw Brazil nut per day
    6. Quercetin - 250mg three times per day. I am using this one which I think is the best but it is expensive: https://www.frs-international.com/collections/q-force/products/q-force-immune-citrus-soft-chews-30-count
    7. Melatonin - 5-10mg per night.
      This is a quality product. I tried many melatonin over the years and it was my favorite: https://www.amazon.com/Source-Naturals-Science-Melatonin-Peppermint/dp/B001G7R49Q However I’m using my own product Sleep Ranger but I think the above will do you just fine and I don't want to be seen as making this whole page just to promote a product. Seriously. Go for the cheaper above. I think it's a small piece of the fix anyway with Niacin being the big help. (https://takespruce.com/product/sleep-ranger-melatonin/)
    8. ⏰ UPDATE 11/7/2021 : I've added 2,000FU Nattokinase and 40,000 SPU Serrapeptase for thinning the blood per some very positive feedback in the Long Covid Autophagy group. I'm taking it along with the Niacin once in the morning. Do not take this if you're already on blood thinners. https://www.amazon.com/Doctors-Best-Natto-Serra-Non-GMO-Gluten/dp/B00DBEVTDE
    9. ⏰ UPDATE 12/4/2022 : I had a second covid infection and immediately did a NAD IV at the doctor's office and then did a 48 hour fast. I experienced only mild hives for a few days and have not encountered more long covid from the second infection 8 months ago. I did continue to take Rapamycin till now.

2. Autophagy Fix

For the autophagy you just need to fast with only water for 48 hours and unfortunately you need to repeat that every week. In my case I went from having to take 28 Zyrtec per day to being able to go weeks with no antihistamine after fasting. It was a very clear sign something positive was working. Because of this improvement and because I was aware of the ability of Rapamycin to cause autophagy to occur the same as if one were fasting I convinced my doctor to prescribe it and it’s been phenomenal. I now take 6mg pulse dosed once every two weeks. I subsequently found this very active FB group all about autophagy healing long covid and long vax: https://www.facebook.com/groups/recoverfromlongcovid/

I think the theory on why people tend to get better with autophagy is that inflammatory viral debris is getting removed from the body.

What is Causing This?

Dr. Bruce Patterson and team discovered that the spike protein is getting stuck in red blood cells and aren't getting killed off. The spike is inflammatory and distributes throughout the body wreaking havoc. I can imagine the long fasting helps ramp up autophagy and kill off these cells.

"A statistically significant number of non-classical monocytes contained SARS-CoV-2 S1 protein in both severe (P=0.004) and PASC patients (P=0.02) out to 15 months post-infection."




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