cpn diagnosis

Hello I am a newbie with several questions.  This situation is so confusing.  I have been sick with neuropathy for three years.  I have been to over ten doctors.  The last rheumotologist tested me for chlamydia IgM and IgGi.  The IgM was negative but the IgG was 512:1, very high.  He is prescribing azithromycin for 6-12 months.  My other rheuomotogist says the high IgG is indicative of a past infection and the antibiotic will do nothing.  This is scary and so confusing.  Any comments would be appreciated.  How have others been diagnosed with CPNi?

Hi Billy!

So ... you're a bit scared?  Of all the hundreds of people that have been here, do you think there are any that have not been scared?  We were all scared when we started this ... and the truth is there's very little to be scared of.

You are being prescribed antibioticsi by a doctor. That has the advantage that it gives you reassurance but it has the great disadvantage that you will be doing the treatment that that individual doctor prescribes, rather than the treatment outlined on this website. The treatment outlined on this website is called Combined Antibiotic Protocol because it is a combination of at least three antibiotics. Three antibiotics are used here not because 3 sounds like a good number but because at least 3 are necessary (read the home page).

Anyway you'll be getting one antibiotic which is at least start. The 2nd antibiotic that you need to introduce to your drug regime is called doxycycline. If you can persuade your current doctor to prescribe this tetracycline antibiotic, that would be fantastic. You will initially need to be taking 100 milligrams a day of that drug with food and water but after a couple of weeks, ramping up to 200 milligrams a day.  If your doctor will not prescribe this drug for you, you may be able to obtain that drug as an antimalarial prophylactic (for example if you were going away to a malarial region for a lengthy holiday). You should also be taking 2400 mg of NACi, which is available from health food stores.

At this early stage of the treatment process there is no need to worry about the third antibiotic; that comes couple of months or so down the line.

I hope my comments have been of some help to you. Good luck.

Smile

G

“Don't believe everything you read on the internet.”

―    Abraham Lincoln<

IgGi antibodies are what you get for an old infection that has gone away, and also what you get for an old infection that is still persisting and causing problems.

...and 512:1 is quite high! It is three times higher than my straightforward. Cpni reading which was 64:1..........................Sarah

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.

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