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An antibiotic used to interfere with bacterial replication.

I'm stepping off

I have been more debilitated, for a longer continual period of time than ever in my life, since starting the CAPi.

I have been bed ridden almost completely for 6 weeks. I am in pain, I am weak, I throw up almost every day. I finally learn which anti-porphyric and endotoxini measures work best for what, and how and when to take them, when the very measures that are supposed to help me end up making me sicker. I do all the things right so that I don't get side effects -- from anything -- and I am run over and flattened. I should not feel this bad, I'm doing everything not to.


If Lyme can be caused though having a root canal done -as it is said by the Doctor Steven Harris, M.D, in the conference he presented - the link given here by lifeontheice<: and now I read in the website healingdaily an article called “Should you have root canals? Where they talk about this Doctor, expert in root canals, who then found that this “repair in the tooth” might be the biggest cause of bacteria in the mouth and then the body. The article says:

Doxycycline and sunlight

I know the precautions say to avoid prolonged sun exposure when on doxy but my question is, just how sensitive does it make you? Since it says avoid prolonged exposure (which anyone should be doing anyway) it doesn't seem that threatening. It doesn't say "dodge the sun's rays as if they were flying bullets" so I'm guessing I don't have to worry about burning up like an ant under a magnifying glass just walking out to get the morning paper.

With Apologies to Willie Nelson

On the road again

Just can't wait to get on the road again

The life I love is doin' Flagyli in strange towns

And I can't wait to get on the road again.

Pulse #12 beckons.  In Houston this time. 


Blog by Proxy - Brenda

This is an update on/for Brenda. She was being seen by a nueurologist in Charlotte, NC, 2 1/2 years ago when I met her again after a number of years. We discovered that we both had MSi. She had been on ONLY Rifampin and flagyli, and at my urgent request, my doctor, who was taking no new patients, took her. She has been on Doxyi for about a year now in addition to Rifampin and flagyl. She called today to catch up on news and while we were talking about John (farandwide)and his rocky journey, she realized that she had just walked out into the yard to the workers doing repairs on her roof and then walked back. It hit her that she had forgotten her cane!

CAP Finally?

I finally got a prescrip for doxy and started it this morning. So far so good ... no nausea. I still don't understand why the instructions say take on an empty stomach in one section then later say it can be taken with food. A bit confusing.Frown

How long does it take to see doxy die-off reactions?

So am I on a proper CAPi now?

azithromycin 250mg daily

doxycycline 200mg daily

monthly flagyli pulses (1000mg daily for 7 days)

Chronicles of a Rifampinaut: the war continues at Pulse 26

On the eve of pulse 26, I can't help but reflect on some things that people here as well as in my day-to-day life have suggested to me.  The suggestions have been good, considerate ones, and I recognize that; however, I have decided not to take the suggestions, at least not yet.

What suggestions am I referring to?  I'm referring to the suggestion that I get a cane or a walker.  I refuse, outright, until I have no other choice.  And despite the hell I put myself through, I have a choice, and I choose to fight.

Hypertension improvement report

Hello, everyone. I 've been experiencing a GREAT improvement in my hypertension">i and decided it calls for a report here.

For a background info: I've been having high BP for about 10 years. It started around the same time with my hypothyrodism symptoms. I've been taking antihypertensives on a daily basis for the past 5 years. Last fall, prior to starting CAPi in Jan'08 my BP went out hand and even on medications it was often 160/100.

I've been on Cap  since begining of Jan'08. On my current protocol (Rifampin 600mg /day + Doxyi 100 mg x 2/day) since March. At first my BP was spiking a lot. Hypertension crises always were a part of my die-off reactions. My BP became more stable as I was improving in general with arthritis, fatigue, pains.

Doxycycline Experiences

I'm going to be adding doxycycline soon and I'm wondering what others have experienced with doxy. I'd use the Search feature but everything ever posted comes up since doxy is in nearly everyone's signature. :)

I'm wondering what the most bothersome side effects have been. Do most people here experience nausea, sun sensitivity, etc? Or is doxy well-tolerated for the most part? How bad have symptoms been? Did they diminish over time as your body adjusted to it? Any severe problems such as allergic reactions, drug interactions, liver/kidney issues? Did you have to start at a low dose and work up?

Antibiotics to be available without prescription

This is the news:  In England, possible antibioticsi to be sold over the counter, to treat CHLAMYDIA!

This is the story form<

Oral antibiotics are to be made available for the first time without doctor's prescription under guidelines approved yesterday by the medicines regulator.

A pill to treat chlamydia, the most commonly diagnosed sexually transmitted infection, will become available for purchase in pharmacies across England later this year.

The bugs' long-overdue deaths

The title was suggested by a conversation between two of our most battle-hardened warriors, and I couldn't resist it. This has been one of the most eventful years of my life - busy, too. Beginning in January with surgery and moving through kidding season, then a very, very good show season, this last taking a temporary break after the best Nationals in years, then linear classification of our goats, now a break for the really bad August heat (this is AFTER the really bad July heat), then a resumption of show season next month, which wil begin my fifth year of MSi treatment.

Paula Had A Bad Crash Last Night

I know that the reason for a blog is so when things are getting a bit better, you can look back to how bad things were.

Or, when things are going bad, you can look back to how worse things used to be.

This is my reason for this post.

Paula doesn't like me "airing my dirty laundry in public", but when she is better that's when she can tell me off for doing it.

The way I see it, this blog is for both of us.

If you think its monotonous to read this....

Pulse #11 completed August 1, 2008. 

Introducing myself


I was recently "diagnosed" as having elevated antibodies for CPni. (Along with HHV-6, HHV-1, and EBVi.) My doctor decided that treating the CPn made the most sense. He put me on doxycycline twice a day, warned me that I might be on it for a long time, and sent me on my way. As soon as I got home I hit Google, and that quickly led me here. (This site seems to be a great resource!)

A little about my history: I'm a 46 year old male. As I child I got sick perhaps a bit more often than normal, and virtually every "cold" turned into bronchitis in the end. As an adult, I get a lot of sore thoats, and my lymph nodes are permanantly swollen. None of that really bothered me. It just was. [more]

Where's the excitement in that?

Well, it's time to start pulse #11.  Unlike the last few pulses, I'm not going to be on the road while I do this one.  The tension of being out of town and wondering if I was going to have a reaction that would leave me spending the night in a hospital emergency room just added to the "excitement" of each trip.  Being home for a pulse may make the week anticlimactic.  I'll let you know if anything interesting happens.

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