Before reading my posting please be prepared for something unorthodox for this site. It is all related to my personal experience, which might be very different from yours.
I met today with two good friends of mine, who are doctors in local hospitals. One is infectionist, the other internist (maybe it's not the right term - he's dealing with the internal organs). The latter is really open minded.
They are both very skeptical regarding the duration of the treatment and the die-off reactions.
After discussing my evolution for 2 hours, they came up with an interesting hypothesis.
What if the cause is not chlamydia but a fungus of the microsporidia genus or something similar, maybe even unknown to the medical community yet?
They said my so-called die-off reactions might actually be a negative sign and I should rather stick to what causes rapid improvement. "Killing your normal flora might create a perfect breeding ground for the real culprits and make you feel sicker", they said. Then the tini pulses will undo some of the damage and give you the false impression the treatment is actually working.
I have no idea what to believe.
To some extent, I tend to agree with them for the simple reason that I felt rapid relief after all of the following:
- oregano oil
- anti-yeast diet
Guess what's the pathogen they all seem to disturb to a certain extent?
MICROSPORIDIA, a fungus known to cause serious infections only in immunocompromised hosts. This is not the case for animals, which can get fatal diseases from them even when immunocompetent.
Since the microsporidia genus has only been recently discovered and includes over 1000 types of organisms, it is reasonable to assume there are enough potential human pathogens among them that affect healthy individuals the way Encephalitozoon cunniculi does rabbits.
It is intracellular, difficult to kill and has the potential to determine strong immune reactions.
Albendazole alone has proven effective in the treatment of human microsporidia so far.
The logical conclusion that follows is that in my case cpn, if present at all, can very well be a by-product of something unknown yet to the medical world.
The 2 doctors said not even the most stubborn bacteria should kick after 3 years on such a "destructive" antibiotic protocol.
While I haven't made my mind yet, I don't see what I can lose by testing their hypothesis.
If they are right, I might be cured in a few weeks and if not, all I lose is one of the 30+ months on CAP.