I-RECOVER protocol to treat post-vaccine inflammatory syndromes

  • I-RECOVER protocol to treat post-vaccine inflammatory syndromes

  • Square-James

    June 26, 2021 at 10:53 am

    FLCCC has coined the term “post-vaccine inflammatory syndromes” to describe some of COVID vaccine side-effects that are similar to COVID Long Haulers. FLCCC has offered their I-RECOVER protocol which they claim should be able to treat COVID vaccine related inflammations.


    Let’s share some results and experience when applying I-RECOVER to vaccine related inflammation issues.

  • Square-James

    June 26, 2021 at 11:31 am

    IVM: one dose of IVM every other days.

    Fluvoxamine: I do not have access to it currently.

    Prednisone: I do not have access to it currently.

    Vitamin C: Now doing 500 mg twice daily, 500 mg 3 times per day might be possible

    Omega 3: Now doing 2 grams a day (large pills – 2 is the limit for me)

    Vitamin D: Following Mobeen’s advice to skip this except a small amount from multi-vitamin.

    Quercetin: 500 mg Quercetin taken with 30 mg of Zinc Citrate daily. (Continuous daily Quercetin could lower blood pressure)

    Statin: I am taking 80 mg Pravastatin per day instead of Atorvastatin

    Melatonin: 3 mg Melatonin per night; I might investigate if I can take 6 mg.

    H1 blockers: Diphenhydramine seems to be more effective than Cetirizine.

    H2 blockers: I take 40 mg Famotidine per day now

    NSAIDs: not part of I-RECOVER, but I take 220 mg Naproxen Sodium when my joints flare up.

    With doing all of this I am just barely keeping my inflammations under control. Quercetin and Diphenhydramine I started taking them again. I believe they provided some additional control.

    One thing I am not sure is the amount of IVM I can take. When I started having post vaccine inflammations I was taking one dose of IVM every 2 weeks. The frequency went from every two weeks to once per week, then to 2 times per week, then to 3 times per week. I might be near the point of diminishing return, but thankfully no adverse effects yet.

    • NoAccident

      July 9, 2021 at 5:56 pm

      I wonder if Pierre Kory is familiar with Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN). LDN suppresses the immune system like prednisone, but it’s safer because it doesn’t suppress your own production of cortisol. It’s normally prescribed at 50mg to block pleasant feelings from alcohol or opioids. Low dose is 10mg or lower. You’re not going OD on this stuff, or mix it with alcohol and die like other pain killers. LDN gives me an uplifting feeling, and helps with inflammation so well, I am now able to mow the lawn and vacuum again. Before I would get inflammation in my list back and be messed up for a week or two.
      I have a spectrum of autoimmune disorders, and had inflammation throughout my entire body.

      • Square-James

        July 10, 2021 at 3:28 pm

        How do you get Low Dose Naltrexone though? Do the typical pharmacy like CVS sell a low dose version? Do you have to cut up a 50 mg pill to estimate a low dose?

        • imfletcher

          July 28, 2021 at 11:42 pm

          Hi. Forgive me for answering, as I was not the person you asked. However, I wanted to ensure you received a reply from someone.

          Naltrexone requires a prescription. Thus, you would need a doctor who is informed about using it at low doses and open-minded enough to write a prescription.

          Two compounding pharmacies that produce their own LDN tablets are Belmar Pharmacy (Colorado) and CareFirst Specialty Pharmacy (New Jersey).

          Here is their information on LDN:

          * https://www.belmarpharmasolutions.com/medication-solutions/low-dose-naltrexone

          * https://www.cfspharmacy.pharmacy/human-medicine/low-dose-naltrexone

          I have used both pharmacies and prefer Belmar much more, but CareFirst is tolerable.

          You would need to either call them or check their websites to confirm if they will ship to your location.

          I’ve had them make 1 mg and 2 mg tablets for me, but they might make other dosages, depending on what a doctor would prescribe.

        • NoAccident

          August 12, 2021 at 11:18 am

          Oddly, I’m in Colorado, but my prescription gets filled through MedQuest in Utah. I’m on IV therapy for Common Variable Immune Deficiency. That’s supposed to help with inflammation caused by the disorder, but didn’t. I was looking for an alternative to prednisone and found Low Dose Naltrexone https://duckduckgo.com/?q=low%20dose%20Naltrexone%20inflammation&ko=-1&ia=web
          I call my regular doctor and ask him about it. He tells me that’s a great idea. He already had a bunch of patients on LDN. I was mad he has not suggested it for me.
          I couldn’t vaccine veggie because of inflammation in my lower back. It’s all cleared up now.

        • NoAccident

          August 12, 2021 at 11:57 am

          Sorry about the horrible auto correct spelling errors. I meant I couldn’t vacuum before taking LDN. It also got rid of some obsessive compulsive issues I had all my life, like fiddling with my eyelashes.

  • Square-James

    July 5, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    One question that I had for myself was if I was really doing the I-RECOVER protocol when I was only taking Ivermectin once every other day, instead of the published protocol of once every day for 5 days. This is my third day of once per day Ivermectin dosing. I agree that I have seen improvement in my symptoms once I changed to once per day Ivermectin.

    One other change is to couple taking supplements together with eating a meal. This allows me to take one fish oil pill with meal 3 times a day.

    I have stopped taking Quercetin every day, because I know from previous experience if I take it every day then eventually I would have low blood pressure symptoms. I have temporarily replaced Quercetin with Curcumin without seeing a drop-off in effects. Curcumin has a reputation of causing upset stomach; I will have to observe if taking Famotidine regularly can forestall this Curcumin side-effect.

    I have increased my Vitamin C dosing to 500 mg Vitamin C per meal. Melatonin dosing was increased from 3 mg per night to 6 mg per night without problems.

    I wish the I-RECOVER protocol has more clear instructions once I finish the 5 day sequence of Ivermectin dosing. It is not clear to me when it is safe to do the 5 day sequence of Ivermectin dosing again.

    One forum member suggested alpha-lipoic acid, but I will not be able to experiment with it for at another month. I will have Fluvoxamine and weekly dosed Hydroxy-chloroquine ready to come into the picture.

    Current nightly routine is before sleep taking 20 mg Famotidine, 6 mg Melatonin, and 25 mg Diphenhydramine / 10 mg Cetirizine.

    Some may question why I am taking so many medicines. The answer is that this post vaccine inflammation is relentless, unless I counter it with the suite of medicines in the I-RECOVER protocol.

    I have noticed that my skin color in the morning is normal, but by sleep time my skin color is trending toward an unhealthy reddish color. Unsure what is the underlying cause.

  • Square-James

    July 9, 2021 at 4:20 pm

    On 2021-07-06 I finished my 5 day continuous treatment using Ivermectin. On that day I have my first symptom free feeling – no chest tightness, no knee pain, everything at ease. I will pause Ivermectin to start Fluvoxamine the next day.

    On 2021-07-07 I started a single 50 mg Fluvoxamine near noon time. I had some mild knee pain recurring, but they were tolerable.

    On 2021-07-08 I started 50 mg Fluvoxamine two times per day. No knee pains today.

    On 2021-07-09 I noticed that I have episodes of wild thoughts probably due to increased Serotonin level. I will monitor this side-effect. Knee pain is slight today. Perhaps I can alternate between Ivermectin and Fluvoxamine so that I will always have something to keep a lid on my symptoms.

  • Square-James

    July 9, 2021 at 4:36 pm

    I want to report back that I have a theory that the red colorization on my skin is a sign of blood thinning. I believe long term Naproxen Sodium use could reduce platelet level. I had to use Naproxen Sodium almost everyday for pain relief during the last two months. Now that I know Ivermectin and Fluvoxamine can control my symptoms I will avoid Naproxen Sodium except intermittent use.

  • Square-James

    July 13, 2021 at 5:04 pm

    On 2021-07-12 I took one dose of 200 mg Hydroxychloroquine and it stopped my knee pain one hour later. From what I read this medicine has a very long half life, so that I might be covered for the next month.

  • Square-James

    July 18, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    This is 6th days past my 200 mg HCQ dosing. I did not have to use any Naproxen Sodium this week, and yet my skin color change in a day remained roughly the same – trending toward a shade of red in the evening. I now have to say this is probably nothing to do with blood thinning, but rather just a sign of inflammation. Some other Long Haulers in Mobeen’s group have commented that their skin color is similarly more red than before Long Hauling.

    200 mg HCQ was somewhat too strong for me, with some signs of immune suppression. Next time I will do 100 mg HCQ at a time. I appreciate my knee pain free status, but I have to treat this medicine very carefully.

  • Square-James

    July 27, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    On 2021-07-26 I took a 100 mg dose of Hydroxychloroquine. With this dosing I did not experience tiredness or immune suppression. Knee pain suppression was still effective.

    During the week of 2021-07-12 I required one dose of Ivermectin for knee pain.

    During the week of 2021-07-19 I required four doses of Ivermectin for knee pain. From this I can conclude a 200 mg dose of Hydroxychloroquine controlled one week worth of my knee pain.

    On 2021-07-27 I restarted my 50 mg Fluvoxamine per day again. This is because I had some experience of Ivermectin + Fluvoxamine, but not HCQ + Fluvoxamine. I might have more to say about Fluvoxamine next week.

  • Square-James

    August 10, 2021 at 9:49 pm

    I indeed restarted on Fluvoxamine, but the dosing was 25 mg Fluvoxamine per day.

    50 mg Hydroxychloroquine dosing once per week remains the same.

    I take Ivermectin doses when HCQ effect fades in the later days of the week when I get knee pain recurring.

    My doctor has ordered some standard lab tests to see if my root cause of knee pain can be detected.

    • MatthewElvey

      August 17, 2021 at 7:26 pm

      Glad you’re doing well with I-RECOVER.

      What makes you think your knee pain has anything to do with CoViD-19? Seems like an odd idea/hypothesis. Possible mechanism is….? Couldn’t it be unrelated? Correlation doesn’t imply causation and all that.

      • Square-James

        August 21, 2021 at 12:33 pm

        Auto-immune disease does not have a limit to what body part it will attack. For my case it was the knees. For other people it could be the pancreas for example.

        My onset of chest tightness is two weeks after the second Moderna jab. I have said this is a weird kind of chest tightness, because it disappears after I take Pepcid AC + Aleve.

        Knee pain started three weeks after the second Moderna jab. The timing is very suspicious to be coincidental. X-Ray of my knee has shown some joint damage, but it cannot show why the damage occurred. Standard lab work has failed to detect the cause; I am not sure if I want to go for the InCellDx immune essays yet.

        • MatthewElvey

          August 22, 2021 at 12:36 am

          Thanks for clarifying. I hope you find resolution. Maybe a simple cortisone injection would help.

  • Phungial

    August 13, 2021 at 10:00 am

    Thank you Steve for putting the site up where people don’t get censored about the adverse reactions to the Covid mRNA modifier shot.(I refuse to acknowledge it as a vaccine) Everyone if you can post your stories to:


    That’s is where the government will look at the side effects.

  • Square-James

    September 9, 2021 at 12:20 am

    My medication has stabilized now that they are controlling my symptoms well enough that I can walk without problems, but exercising still remained just out of reach.

    Quercetin: 500 mg two times a day

    Statin: 80 mg Pravastatin once a day

    HCQ: 100 mg once a week on Monday

    Ivermectin: one dose on Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday

    Fluvoxamine: 25 mg once a day

    Vitamin C: 500 mg two times a day

    Omega-3 fish oil: 2 grams a day

    I had a tear-duct infection last week, so I had skipped some of my anti-inflammatory medicines. That turned out to be a mistake, because I had a knee pain flare-up last night. I woke up with my knees hot to my touch, and quite painful.

    I quickly take my skipped HCQ dosing, and a combination of Aleve + Pepcid AC. That brought pain under control after an hour.

    • Helpful

      October 17, 2021 at 6:13 pm

      Hi it’s just a curiosity question because I am by no means a professional in a medical or science profession. Though a long time ago I had read some information on inflammation and had decided to try a little experiment on myself to see if it would work.I had heel Spurs on both feet and couldn’t walk without pain until it warmed up. Needless to say I couldn’t run either for quite a few years. Now when I went full vegan to try and curb inflammation problems I had back then my question is would the diet play a crucial role in trying to minimise your inflammation too.

      • Square-James

        October 17, 2021 at 11:43 pm

        Diet could be part of the picture. There is something called the “anti-histamine diet” that I am aware of. My initial bout of inflammation was triggered by my consumption of chocolate ice cream that contains dairy, coffee, and pectin – all which were flagged by this diet. I would say processed foods are probably the worst offenders.

        I did have some minor knee problems a few years back that were helped by joint supplements and collagen supplements, but this vaccine caused inflammations is probably 5 times worse than before.

  • TheRealRestoreInc.

    October 3, 2021 at 10:11 am

    My recovery from “autoimmune” disorder Idiopathic thrombocytopenia (now called immune thrombocytopenia)


    is a different path than what you are experiencing, but one shared requirement of healing is this – fervent prayer that won’t stop believing and won’t take no for an answer until the following become true, becomes the only outcome:

    ask and you will receive

    seek and you will find

    The journey is internal. There are no supporters to take and carry your decision burden. No one will encourage you more than the internal presence of unrelenting belief that you are not meant to die in disease and that life has purpose and that you are loved. You should not give up nor should you do things in doubt. Believe that everything you do leads to the resolution. Stop doing things in error. Stand firm, resist, and avoid getting talked into compromises, like trial and error experiments.

    My experience of bleeding for days and facing a spleen removal in a hospital was not acceptable to me.

    I refused the diagnosis, told the doctor I would not have my spleen removed and I called for a nose specialist that gave me a nasal packing material that I would have to remove myself (he was going on vacation) and install a new one.

    The doctor looked for alternatives (they tend to do this when a patient won’t settle for mediocre solutions) and suggested gamma globulin.


    When I descended to a low of < 1,000 platelet level I did have fear but I fought back with faith.

    https://www.sightdx.com › knowledge-center › platelet-count

    “A count lower than 150,000 platelets per microlitre of blood is considered to be thrombocytopenia, which means a lower than normal platelet count. Below 50,000 is a seriously low platelet count. Below 10,000 is considered severe thrombocytopenia, with a risk of internal bleeding.”

    My count was <1,000 platelets

    Now my platelet count is >300,000.

    God gave me courage back then when, after trusting that I would live, my nose bleed suddenly clotted. My daily blood draw showed my platelet count going up. I decided to sign a release form so the hospital was waived from responsibility, and checked out at 10 days. Leaving with a platelet count of 15,000, I had hope that God was for me, not against me.

    The gamma globulin helped.

    But the relationship that I had with the Father in heaven in that hospital bed was the source of Wisdom.

    The Creator knows the immune system extends to your conscious mind and to your freewill to choose actions beneficial to yourself and praise and thanksgiving for the answer…even before that answer comes, start thanking God for the healing.

  • Square-James

    November 20, 2021 at 12:35 pm

    Hi, I have some new updates on my condition. My inflammatory conditions have further improved that I am able to resume my exercise program. The difference appeared to be the new supplements I added since my last update.

    1. Turmeric spice powder – 0.5 ml twice a day – the real thing from an Indian grocery store

    2. KALONJI seeds (Nigella Sativa) – 0.375 teaspoon twice a day – also the real thing from an Indian grocery store

    Turmeric and KALONJI seeds are fast acting; they can stop my knee flare-up quickly.

    3. Bicarbonate supplements – 412.5 mg Sodium Bicarbonate and 412.5 mg Potassium Bicarbonate once per day

    Bicarbonate supplements are not fast acting. I do not have solid evidence that this thing is working, but I cannot rule out if there are long term benefits. On the other hand, definitely no detrimental effects.

    I have dropped daily Fluvoxamine doses – no negative effects seen.

  • TheRealRestoreInc.

    November 20, 2021 at 2:13 pm

    @square-james That’s great.

    What works best for you for inflammation?

    • Square-James

      November 20, 2021 at 5:46 pm

      The most long lasting ones are Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine – their effects last 3 to 4 days.

      Turmeric and KALONJI seeds are also effective but with short term actions – I take them twice daily.

  • Square-James

    December 14, 2021 at 11:20 am


    Dr. Mobeen interviews Dr. Keith Berkowitz about COVID treatment. During this interview Dr. Berkowitz described using Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) to treat Long Haul COVID. Long COVID topic starts at 26:50.

  • Square-James

    January 5, 2022 at 3:28 pm

    I need to report a major improvement in my conditions. Since the beginning of this year I have added two supplements to my regimen: Puritan’s Pride Berberine 500 mg one capsule at lunch and another capsule at dinner, and Lauricidin (Monolaurin) 2 grams per day. My knee inflammation is now resolved. Yesterday I was able to exercise 3 times per day without pain, which I was unable to do just one week ago.

    During my research I noticed every one of FLCCC’s supplements can modulate the NF-KB pathway. Berberine and mother’s milk (monolaurin) appeared on that same NF-KB inhibition list, thus hinting me of their multi-purpose nature. Alpha-lipoic acid could be another candidate, but I will not be able to try it until next month.

  • Square-James

    January 19, 2022 at 2:17 pm

    Not much change to my condition. My exercise program continue to make an improvement in my health status. Being able to exercise at least once a day is a real luxury that I have missed for at least half a year.

    I have taken a daily 1.5 mg Low Dose Naltrexone dose for nearly 2 weeks. So far results are inconclusive.

    Starting from today I start a course of steroid treatment. 30 mg prednisone for 5 days, 20 mg prednisone for 5 days, followed by 10 mg prednisone for another 5 days. I should have done this last July instead of now, but better late than never.

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