It seems that not many folk  have added Rifampin into their treatment programme, 

but I'll ask the question anyway........

It seems that Rifampin is a good killer of CPni by being bacteriocidal, but why is it

 necessary to take Rifampin plus TWO other antibioticsi? Why not Rifampin pus Azithromycin?

I have to admit, this is a loaded question..... I am hoping that when I am on Rifampin

I could drop the Doxyi and be able to go outside in my garden and be in the sunshine! 

Wear a long-sleeved shirt to your garden.  Rifampin is an undertaking and a responsibility.  I have done it twice a day, along with four other abxi much of the time.  You MUST cover all three life forms of this devious bug or you will simply breed a better bug.  I think we all will agree that if it gets much smarter, we may well lose.  If your Vit D level is up, the sunshine will be nice, but you can get along without it while you are on Doxyi, which is a critical addition now.  If I am wrong, someone more knowledgeable will be along to set me right.


3/9 Symptoms returning. Began 5 abxi protocol 5/9 Rifampin 600, Amox 1000, Doxyi 200, MWF Azith 250, flagyli 1000 daily. Began Sept 04 PPMSi EDSSi 6.7 Now good days EDSS 1 Mind, like parachute, work only when open. Charlie Chan  In for the duration.&am

Annelet, you can take only rifampicin and azithromycin, along with pulses of flagyli: that will take care of cpni in all its phases and is what I did for six months, before starting intermittent when I had to go back to doxycycline and roxithromycin.  This was all prescribed by my husband, who doesn’t like people taking more antibioticsi than is needed.....................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.....I basically want to stick to the rules, but I burn even through cotton.

I have taken Rifampin before and tolerate it well.

Sarah....I am assuming you took NACi too? 

......and were you still doing the Amoxycillin 250mg, three days a week,

as beforeSarah? 

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