Sunday 28th Sept 2008
I’ve decided to cease taking roxithromycin orally. I have suspicions that it is bringing on the intense toothache I’ve been experiencing for the past week. That, coupled with
the fact that to counteract the toothache, I’ve had to take Ibuprofen to kill the pain. I think that maybe the two are interacting and giving me some very unpleasant nocturnal
side effects. Chest tightness and some moments of heart racing in bed. Ironically, the ibuprofen has probably helped my experiment as it has potent anti-inflammatory mechanisms.
Perhaps I will continue with a nominal dosage after discontinuation of the oral roxithromycin.
Scabs are continuing to fall off. No new hair to report yet but some of the old hair coming back through. There is actually less hair than when I started but I put that down
to the depilation and the fact that it is too early for all the old hair to reappear. Today is 12 days post-wounding. In theory, there are now hair germs developing in the scalp.
One odd observation.
Right at the front and lower than where you have seen the cluster of terminal hairs, I can see a solitary white hair. It’s diameter suggests it is terminal or at least semi-
terminal but is it a reactivated follicle that is growing grey hair? I DO have some grey hairs at the sides. Surely it is too early for this to be a new follicle growing
unpigmented hair? Which brings me to my concerns with wnt. In my first experiment, I accidentally INHIBITED wnt as well as EGF, for the first 2 or 3 days. Is it possible
that this is needed to give pigmented hair in humans? Dr. Cotsarelis stated that it was necessary in mice because they have no pigment in their skin. Is it possible that this
’pull-push’ arrangement is also necessary in humans? We shall have to wait for the appearance of new terminal hair, if any.