Rapamycin - progress so far
About me: I'm 46 y.o. medical doctor based in Europe and started taking weekly rapamycin 4 months ago. I go to the gym regularly and am in average physical condition for a guy of my age. The last couple of years have brought the first negative signs of physical aging: aches and pains that don't go away, increasing belly fat, a decline in gym performance, wrinkles and increased pigmentation, grey hairs as well as slower wound healing. Am venturing on this rapamycin journey to see whether it can slow down the inevitable age-related decline and see how it impacts my aging longer term.
Where I'm at now: I started rapamycin 4 months ago at 2mg once weekly and have been slowly increasing the weekly dose by 1mg each month. Now at 5mg per week. I intend to continue on this dose increase scheme until I reach the highest optimal dose, beyond which side effects become an issue.
Currently have experienced zero side effects, not even mouth ulcers. I have noticed improvements already in body composition (slight reduction in body fat) starting at the 3mg/week dose and most recently increased gym performance (cardio vascular and muscle strength increase) since being on 5 mg/week.
Intend to progress to 6mg/week in September.
Will at some stage probably try topical rapamycin on wrinkle / pigmentation problem areas as well. In Europe a rapamycin solution (Pfizer) is easily available in pharmacies.
Body pictures from today are attached.
Has anybody noticed or heard about a sharp drop in neutrophils after taking rapamycin? When I upped the dose to around 6mg bi-weekly (2 mg + fresh-squeezed citrus juice) my neutrophils dropped 50 %. No change in lymphocytes or red blood cells.
When I reduced to around 3mg bi-weekly, neutrophils only dropped slightly.
Will try papaya fruit extract to bump up my neutrophils. If this doesn't work it seems I have to stay far from the dose I would like.
There ain't no free lunch.....