I suppose the vitamin C could make your condition feel worse (as in a detox) before you begin to feel better.
Where do you live? If in Northern CA, you should make an appointment to see Dr. Robert Cathcart (http://www.orthomed.com
). (Remind us, how do we know this isn't a weird coincidience and that you haven't picked up the flu?
You are an unusual case and Dr. Cathcart would be my recommendation. I have spoken to people from all over the country (and the world) who say they are patients and fly to see Dr. Cathcart.
Notice from Cathcart's titrating chart (http://www.orthomed.com/titrate.htm
) that the two conditions in your bowel tolerancer range are "severe cold" and "allergies." But these are usually transient conditions. Once the stress passes, the bowel tolerance usually drops to between 4000 and 20000 mg daily. (There is one fellow we know of in in New Zealand who consumes 30,000 mg daily and seems otherwise perfectly healthy
If seeing Cathcart isn't an option, then anything else you can think of that may be the underlying cause of the condition. There is a irritation on the "outside" of your body - in the lungs or sinuses, that is causing mucous to form. The mucous is the body's defense. Your body is making an effort to remove foreign matter, but is still sensing its presence.
Might it be mercury from dental fillings? Might it be dust or asbestos? Or a virus like the cold or flu? Can you think of a toxin you might have been exposed to?
How is your nutrition other than vitamin C? There are over 50 substances that we require from food, and even more we should supplement as we age. I'd want to make sure that I was getting good amounts of everything to make sure that this isn't some strange reaction to a deficiency.
I'd try high amounts of vitamin A, for example. At least 50,000 iu.
Owen R. Fonorow, Orthomolecular Naturopath