Am I infectious to others whilst I have CPN

Hi 

 

I have had tests for Lyme recently and tested positivre for CPNi. I woul;d like to know if I am infectious to others. Ironically I get few colds/infectionsi. The last chest infection I had was 5 years ago. Can I pass this on to others?

Basically, no. Most of the time, you're not. You're inefectious when you have an active lung infection, when you're coughing and nose-blowing on others.

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Thanks for the reply.

 

I got in a bit of a panic and contacted a Doctor service online who said the opposite and that you are contagious all the time you have it.

 

 

 

Ridiculous.  (Are you sure the online service wasn't referring to the STDi, chlamydia trachomatis?)

 

But, by the age of fifty, the majority of the population shows exposure to cpni according to one report, so it's not like you're patient zero, going around infecting the world.  Besides, you're about to become a former cpn patient!  Cool

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

Appreciate your reply.

No it was'nt the STDi. It was CPNi. The Dr said you should not be around the very young or the imunospressed! I thought I should not be out in public! What do we do lock ourselves away!!

I know this is going to sound barmy but if it takes so long to rid of this bacteria why do we bother when we can be reinfected straight away. I'm really not trying to be obtuse just trying to get my head around it.

You need to keep taking NACi to prevent reinfection. I plan on taking it the rest of my life. Small price to pay to stay healthy.

Elizabeth, best not to listen to NHS direct people, they are just wannabe experts.  This one was talking rubbish. 

How ill do you feel?  Do you have MSi, asthmai or chronic fatigue?  Your signature doesn’t say anything.  You might get away with a year on antibioticsi, then NACi everyday to prevent reinfection so things aren’t dire.....................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Thanks Sarah for you reply. The Dr involved was an American on one of the sites that you pay for an opinion. Nobody has been able to really say for sure whether or not I would be contagious. This not knowing has really freaked me out. The Dr went on to say your sputum would be infected until antibioticsi eradicated it.

To be quite honest this has really rattled me. I dont get many colds. Had flu 5 years ago and nothing in between. I dont have fever or anything like that.

I do have awful muscle joint pains.

Am just wondering if NACi would interfere with natural dessicated thyroid. I am hypo thyroid.

Sorry if my questions are all over the place. 

Is it worth anyone with a CpNi infected family member taking NACi as a preventative measure? If so, what sort of dosage?

Elizabeth, I have never come across a site where you pay for a doctor’s advice!  How do you know, paying or not, that the person is a real medical doctor?

 

Look, you will only pass on the infection if you make a habit of sneezing in someone’s face or indulge in deep kissing.  You can safely kiss  either a baby or your aunt on the cheek.  As for deep kissing, I guess you are both infected so don’t worry.

 

Since you will be surrounded by people who are likewise infected, there is no real problem,  especially if you are not prone to colds and don’t spend the winter coughing your guts up, like I used to.

 

Start taking NACi now: it won’t interfere with your natural thyroid medication.

 

By the way, awful muscle and joint ache sounds more like it could well be lyme disease in the lack of other symptoms: how was your test for that?....................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

MSWife, maybe everyone should take NACi as a preventative measure since it also guards agaist ‘flu and so will help avert the outbreak of the next ‘flu pandemic.  You can get tablets of 1000 mg, which is what I take every day....................Sarah

A Journey through Light and Shadow

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MSi in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Thank-you Sarah. I shall, starting today. I,  like all other carers, cannot afford to be sick. Smile

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