In Jim's book it says we should take the normal dose until we reach 15 drops per day and then stay on the 15 drops twice a day for a week and it should be cured. Jim has no real experience with it himself and so it seems like he was only suggesting that the protocol for herpes might work. I have herpes and since i've started using mms, i did have an outbreak but then it went away, and i didn't experience such bad symptoms because i'm into health and do cleansings all the time. I only experienced nausea, never had diarrahea and started feeling great within a week. I haven't had another outbreak but will give it a month before i have a blood test.