I agree with your "shock factor" plan. Many people can't do this for their own reasons. I did the same as you; but in my case, I moved up 2 drops per day instead of 1. The "shock" did not hit me until 12 drops six days later. Wow! I understand why people are so afraid to do that; but I have to say that I felt much better and was able to back off and mover forward faster with no problem. That was 6 months ago. I have been to 15x2, backed off again, then 15x3. I'm finally at maintenance mode of 6x1; along with adding unactivated drops to my drinking water.