Neurological diseases

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Neurological diseases


I have a 13-year old niece who has developed Guillain-Barre' or ALS symptoms and is now almost totally paralyzed and on a ventilator.  Finally found the right doctor.  She is now on IV- Rocephini, Zithromax, and Flagyli.  After about 3 weeks on the Zith. and then 1 week on the Zith, this mild herxing began to produce a great deal of phlegm/mucous in her nose and throat.  We do suction her, but there is so much.  Has anybody experienced this before and are there any suggestions as to remedy it a little?  Would I be correct in assuming this is "herxing"?

 Thank you in advance.

Mike (<)



Anyone else developed tremors while on CAPi's?  About 2 weeks into my protocal I started having neurological symptoms.  It started with slight weakness and shakiness in both knees.  It has now progressed to an "internal tremor" and a visible resting tremor of my left hand.  This was so alarming to me that I have temporarily stopped the abxi to see if these symptoms improve.  I should note that I had to switch from doxycycline and zithromax to clarithromycin and amoxicillini, because of an ulcer I developed, tested positive for H. Pylorii.  Intitial symptoms started aprox 5 days into the clarithromycin/amoxicillin combo.  I am hoping that these symptoms are from atopsis of nerve cells that were infected with cpni.  I would love to hear from anyone with similar experiences on cap's.  thanks!

Has anyone ever heard of "dysautonomia"?

I was wondering if anyone has ever heard of dysautonomia or the word in french is "dysautonomie"  It is a neurological diseasesi, very rare. As some of you might remember, my father has MSi and he is doing the protocol. But now, it is myself that has been diagnosed with "dysautonomie". Nothing to do with MS as I understand, but the outcom is similar and seem's to be faster then MS and with no treatment to stop or slower the progresion (for what I know as to now) I am waiting to see a neurologist specialised in dysautonomie. This is all very new to me. I am 31 years old and have 2 adorables young kids and a wounderfull husband (I want to be here with theme and for theme, not the other way around) And the point is... If someone does now about this, would this treatment be an option for me????? Has anyone with this didease bean treated with antibioticsi??? 

Not chlamydophila, but still interesting.

 I thought this was an interesting study, with some analogous processes to C.Pn., and some other processes not at all similar.


Cell Wall Of Pneumonia Bacteria Can Cause Brain And Heart Damage

Brain aterial blockage

Happy Thanksgiving to all,

I've been following your site for a few weeks now and am starting to catch on.

July 2006 my left arm went limp and i turned ghost white.  My gp sent me to the neurologist thinking  - this is MSi.

The neurologist did a MRI and found blockage in my "left vertebral artery at the level of the dens" (no indication of ms).  The CT scan of my neck showed NO problems.  My blood work showed NO cholesteroli or any other problems.  The EKG of my heart was perfect.  SO.......what is the neuro guy going to do with this?????

I am waiting for a blood sereology test for cpni  2 wks culture) to come back (couple weeks or more).  I wish i had asked for a pcri (24 hr dna) or icc test.  The doctor is giving me one shot at testings with my suggestions.  When i showed the doctor the white spots on my arms they backed up like it was leprosy. HA.   I said they appeared this summer and they do not tan.

The weakness


 Im not 100percent sure where this post should go so Ill put it here, please feel free to redirect me for next time.

 Im wondering how many of you have shaking or weakness in limbs (which limbs) or weakness which leads to shaking that has gone unexplained. Its really been bad for a year or two now in my legs.

 Now my legs are getting weaker then usual. Do most of you experience that with the antibioticsi? Im not "slipping" just weak. Did any of you find improvement of this with more exercise? Or does it come and go with flare like cycles?


Falls in MS, before and during treatment

I've added a brief page to my site about falls in MSi before and during treatment - link here< - and have taken the liberty of copying it here.

Falls in Multiple Sclerosis, before and during treatment.


Falls are very common in Multiple Sclerosis; they are likely to be multifactorial [Cattaneo D, De Nuzzo C et al., (2002) Risks of falls in subjects with multiple sclerosis. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 83 (6): 864-7.] They may result from weakness, from loss of sensation and proprioception, from vertigo. A prolonged reaction time may make the fall awkward. and prevent a controlled landing. And, until it is corrected, relative Vitamin Di deficiency and osteoporosis may increase the risk of fracture.

Essential Observations by Dr. Charles Stratton on Chlamydia Pneumoniae Infection and Disease

I am very excited to present the following article that summarizes Dr. Stratton's recent observations on Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. Putting it together has contributed greatly to my own understanding of Cpni as well as to my appreciation of Dr. Stratton's generosity with his time, and his great depth of knowledge of this area. Thanks to him for his contribution.

Jim K

Recent observations by Dr

Recent observations by Dr. Charles Strattoni on Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Cpn) Infection

Progesterone and Myelin Growth

This is an interesting abstract about progesterone promoting myelini growth.<


CAPi since 8-05 for Cpni and Mycoplasma P. for MSi and/or CFSi<

Chlamydia pneumoniae infection of microglial cells in vitro: a model of microbial infection for neurological disease

J Med Microbiol. 2006 Jul;55(Pt 7):947-52.

Chlamydia pneumoniae infection of microglial cells in vitro: a model of microbial infection for neurological disease.

Ikejima H, Friedman H, Yamamoto Y.

1Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, FL 33612, USA.

Chlamydia pneumoniae is the aetiological cause of a wide variety of chronic inflammatory diseases and may be associated with neurological disease. Microbiological and immunological aspects of the interaction between C. pneumoniae and the central nervous system (CNSi) are not well understood because of the lack of a suitable infection model for neuronal studies. In the present study, an in vitro C. pneumoniae infection model was developed in the established microglial cell line EOC 20. Infection of the cells resulted in obvious induction of proinflammatory cytokines. The infection also selectively induced matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) but not MMP-2. Moreover, beta interferon, which is known to modulate CNS disease, inhibited induction of MMP-9 following C. pneumoniae infection. These results support the view that C. pneumoniae infection may be associated with marked alteration of the ability of microglial cells to enhance cytokine production as well as induction of an MMP.

Eye Twitching (Blepharospasm)

Hi all; This is not for myself. A 12 year old girl, otherwise healthy, has recently been suffering with persistant twitching of one eye, slightly on the other too, happens more when tired. I had a quick look on the net, most of the standard patter, suggests to me at least that the official line is one of ignorance as to the underlining cause of this affliction. Given all the experience here I just though it worth mentioning it? If anyone has any suggestions at all, do please drop me a line. For myself, I continue to expeirence relief and a constant inprovment. I am Still taking Lamisil and Fungizone. I highly recommend these. Hope everyone is having some little successes too. All the best Bleu

myalgic encephalomyelitis

I wasn't quite sure how to approach this, but I did a quick site search and realized that we never referred to CFSi (CFIDSi) by its British name. People searching for encephalomyelitis could miss the site completely. So, this is just here for the search engines to find.



Closed: Either/or? moved to "Finding a Doctor"

A lady I know, who has MSi, took some materials I had printed for her from here and David Wheldoni's site to show to her neurologist. He did, to his credit, examine the papers.

His response? "You don't have this, you have MS." Like she can't have both? No testing, just -- well, what basis, at all? Very odd, to my way of thinking -- I mean, what does he risk by testing for C.Pn.?

Now I wonder: would people be better off to just 'go around' the specialist (neurologist, rheumatologist, whatever) as far as C.Pn. goes? Just go to, oh, an Infectious Disease specialist and say "I think I have a chronic C.Pn. infection." and get treated for the C.Pn. as its own issue? It would avoid all the territoriality (if that's what prompted the reaction) and just get the bug splatted.

Diseases associated with Cpn: the exhaustive list

I have culled from Mitchell & Stratton patent #6,884,784 an exhaustive list of diseasesi where Cpni has been implicated as a possible cause or co-factor (reference: Mitchell & Stratton patent #6,884,784):

Diseases where an association has been discovered between chronic Chlamydia infection of body fluids and/or tissues with several disease syndromes of previously unknown etiology in humans which respond to unique antichlamydial regimens include:

Editorial comment: Strong findings from their research. If you have any of these it suggests to me that at least an empirical course of the combination antibiotic therapy is strongly indicated, with or without serologyi.

Multiple Sclerosis (MSi)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Inflammatory Bowel Diseasei (IBD)
Interstitial Cystitisi (IC)
Fibromyalgiai (FM)
Autonomic nervous dysfunction (AND neural-mediated hypotension);
Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG)
Chronic Fatigue (CF) and Chronic Fatigue Syndromei (CFSi).


I have been reading Dr. Perricone's book "The Perricone Promise" and find the diet and suppliments he advocates are close to the wellness diet I put together for myself. Some of the suppliments are new to me. One of them is benfotiamine, a form of thiamine. I have seen many sites with information about benfotiamine and diabetic neuropathy. Here's a site:< Raven
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