The phenomenon of symptoms returning repeatedly if the ascorbate is not continued in high doses is most convincing. it is possible to have symptoms come and go many times. In fact, there is often a feeling when titrating to bowel tolerance that symptoms are beginning to return just before taking the next dose.

Often a patient will tense that he is probably catching some viral disease and that he is in need of large doses of ascorbic acid. If he is experienced in taking-ascorbic acid he may be able to suppress more than 90% of the symptoms. He feels that he should take large amounts of ascorbate, does not feel quite right, and may have peculiar mild symptoms. I call this condition UNSICK. Recognition of this state is important because it can be mistaken for more serious conditions.