David Wheldon

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British physician who has created a combination antibiotic protocol for Cpn based on Vanderbilt/Stratton work.

Holy crap a moly

Well.. I was on tinii for a year and although felt reactions from it never gained physical improvement. So in November of 06 I switched to Flagyli. So here I am going along with the protocol and decided to add in 1000iu of D3 in February. I could barely tolerate taking the doxyi or the azith after that. Oh and i am still only on 600mg of Naci. Every time I up it I get suicial thoughts and symptoms flare like a pack of hemrroids. After flagyl pulse 5 I was not recovered before I did pulse 6. I had to stop after 2 days because pretty much all I could do was lay in bed. NOt shower, make meals, do laundry, nothing. I was soo weak I didn't even talk much. I did finish that pulse though after stopping for a day. Well....

no, it's not heaven, it's just pulse eleven

Hopefully, reading the title, you snickered as I did when I wrote it. ;-)  In any case, I thought I would write something today about my progress.  I wrote a blog entry last week but it because the victim of my hitting preview and leaving the site before I posted the entry online.  I'm sure many of you have done the same.  It's one of those ID 10 T errors I tend to have from time to time, lol!

So, I'm on day 3 of my eleventh pulse.  It's going fine as usual, nothing major to report although I have noticed that when on flagyli, I seem to get around a little better than I was before taking it.  I'm not sure what that's all about, but just thought I'd mention it.

Continuous Treatment

I haven't blogged my treatment for a while, as I've been waiting to see if I would stick with a shift in protocol. So far, still with it, so thought it might be time to report in and get other's thoughts. New folks, please read this as informational only. It does help clarify Dr. Stratton's use of the continuous rather than pulsed protocol, but the rest of the hypotheses here are presented as my own speculations, not scientific fact.

pulse 10 to begin

It's that time of the month and I'm about to start pulse 10. I would be starting on Saturday morning, which is normal for me with how I schedule my pulses. Third weekend of the month.

My only thoughts about this are whether or not to not start until Sunday this month in the case that I may have reason to have alcohol on St. Patrick's Day tomorrow (Saturday 3/17). I have no plans to do so but might just leave it open so that I can if I want to.

Going down for the 40th time

Before I submerge too far I thought I would do a short blog on the "feel good" time between my 39th pulse and the one (#40) that I began this morning. The message I want to convey is: it did take the 11 days of recovery but then last Saturday, the 19th day post-pulse, began the best days I have had since 2003 and better than many of 2002. As I hoped for, the rather brutal attack on my hips and knee resolved itself and took that pain and some more brainfog and vanished like morning fog being burned off by the spring sun. It has been a really, really good week with many hours of hard work, which I happily welcome. A second point is that I have been able to extend the time between to 24-25 days. My legs spoke last night but in muted voices - I could barely hear them.

2 1/2 years - now this?

For a very long time I have believed that my post-flagyli was a mirror image ot my pulse. This one, number 39, a REALLY good one, made a fibber out of me. Number 38 was abbreviated to 3 days because we had very special company coming from Canada and I sailed right through it. But I think the last two day's targets were saved up and gunned right down at the very beginning of the next pulse. I hereby pull out Jim's old descriptive word - slammed. This pulse took 11 full recovery days during which every step was agony and attacked with real vengeance in addition to my right hip, my left hip and out of absolutely nowhere, my right knee. Suddenly, in a few hours, it vanished. But now my knee bends when I walk!

Plodding on

Pulse update:

Michele: pulse 14 went well, some relief from IBSi pain during pulse, feet felt practically normal, two nights in a row with 7 hours sleep. Post pulse very painful IBS cramps and upset tummy, taking extra acidophillus and anti fungals, gradually improving. Strange things is that when there is little pain in my gut my feet feel much better too...

countdown to pulse 9

It's the Monday before the Saturday when I'll begin pulse 9 and I have something to report. Just recently, I started taking a supplement that I wasn't taking and haven't often taken in the past - L-Carnitine. I know that it's on the list of recommended supplementsi but this is one that I've not made any great effort to add until recently.

Question about validity of "lighter" protocol for Cpn conditions

Hello, Everybody,

I admire the details of the Straton's and Wheldons' explanations about the ongoing processes during cpni infection. I have a few questions about it since I also have cpn infection as a result of respiratory desease the last winter (2006 New Year). Then it was discovered that I had pneumonia as a result of cpn bacteria. My condition was not so bad as some people having MS, my antigeni bodies test was 1:60 which is not so much, but I still had trouble to sleep and recover. I had irritated skin spots, digestion system deviations and so on and so on as it is explained by Dr.

Too many battles, not enough troops

"Veterans" also take "falls", or the plodding two steps ahead and one back , sometimes a big one.  Last weekend both Richard and I got whatever was sweeping through the populace.  He, being a pediatrician, has been exposed to virtually everything and consequently gets almost nothing.  So, when something gets through his defences, it is a good one, and he had already shared it this time.   We both spent two days and more flat.  He is now up and running while I am kind of shuffling along behind.   I debated putting this  "on paper" but felt it should be noted:  in a matter of hours - about one month per hour - I regressed in my abilities, walking, energy, thinking.   It was as though my body had too many battles going on simultaneously and couldn't cope.  So we coddled ourselves, eating exceptionally well, sleeping lots (fortunately Dr. R. was not on call that weekend) and got better, which probably would have happened in any case.  BUT - my walking came back as fast as it left, reaching the point by Tuesday night that we could begin flagyli (just can't get enough torment).   I still have a really bad cough but this has not descended into my chest, which has always happened since I was a kid, certainly with a cold comparable to this.  However, right on schedule, a day or so after the first flagyl, my right hip and knee  began  a giant ache.  This has been the main focus for the last three pulses, having pretty well cleaned up my neck, right shoulder (not QUITE finished there), my lower back and other various lesser targets.  Amazing, all this. 

Help! Atlanta area doctor needed.

Can anyone recommend an Atlanta area / metroi ATL doctor who treats using Dr. Stratton's protocol?  If so, please email me the info.  My current doctor only partially uses the Stratton protocol and I can never get a call back from him or his office staff.  Lupus is the disease which was diagnosed 25 years ago.  I began antibioticsi the end of August 2006; with a beginning ANA titre of 1:2560.  Second blood work reflected same off the chart titre at the end of October.  Still having incredibly painful herx.  All responses are appreciated.

Currently on the following meds:

Doxyi - Twice a day, 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday)

Alinia - Twice a day, 7 days a week

Nizoral - Once a day, 7 days a week

3 months, 3 weeks & 2 days... pulse 2 due soon...

Well,

Finally had a minute to put finger to keyboard after Christmas!

Initial thoughts about the first metronidazolei pulse: It didn't really cause me too much grief at all. I've come to the conclusion that the bitter taste was an absence of any kind of bacteria in my mouth, which I quite clearly wasn't used to (that and the actual taste of the pills themselves). I certainly became very sensitive to any  smell, during, and after that week. It would have taken a very brave one-celled critter indeed to get past three different abxi AND NACi...

I felt interesting after the first couple of nights. My vision improved slightly, the remnants of the so-called retinopathy have been slightly less bothersome ever since. I felt very sharp during the pulse, head-wise, and that has persisted. Quite looking forward to number two, actually. I didn't suffer nearly as much as I thought I might as Christmas, either. The numbness in my left hand appears to be progressing intermittently, afftected by all the usual variables (heat, etc), although it's eased again somewhat.

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In the 28th month of relentless, daily treatment, I feel that I have earned the right to stand at the vantage point of a second or third tier trailblazer.  I stand as Pancho to Don Quixote or Tonto to the Lone Ranger.  There are a couple of operatic characters nibbling at my sub-conscious but you get the point.

Now, I have a very real problem with sharing MY body with all the (bacterial) freeloaders who are doing just that.  I am indignant - I have worked very hard for my place in life and the workplace and when I found that these nasty little devious creatures were stealing my life, I had to fight back.   After spending much too much time in their immediate presence and on their level, I am leaving them behind.

Twenty-eight months - a marker

In the 28th month of relentless, daily treatment, I feel that I have earned the right to stand at the vantage point of a second or third tier trailblazer.  I stand as Pancho to Don Quixote or Tonto to the Lone Ranger.  There are a couple of operatic characters nibbling at my sub-conscious but you get the point.  My first piece of  loud vocalization is as Guner said:  "You may get discouraged, but don't give up".  Jim wished for each of us in his discourse for the new year the stubbornness and long, long vision (and I modestly add: courage) it takes to  do this.  I have a very real problem with sharing MY body with all the freeloaders who are doing just that.  I am indignant - I have worked very hard for my place in life and the workplace and when I found that these nasty little devious creatures were stealing my life, I had to fight back.   After spending much too much time in their immediate presence and on their level, I am leaving them behind.

3 months - first pulse underway...

Had my first metronidazole 400mg last night, on a full stomach, and then dove for the bed!

Slept well, woke early but went back to sleep. Feeling slightly strange (minor euphoria, actually). My brain feels sharp today. Just had the second, along with NACi and doxyi, after breakfast. A little bit sneezy this morning.

Feeling good, actually. We shall see...

Alan - diag RRMSi 4/03, symptoms since 95. CAPi from 16/09/06. 2x100mg doxycycline daily, 1x250mg azithromycin MWF, 2x600mg NAC 2xdaily, 1x400mg metronidazole 3xdaily 1 week/month

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