Advice needed: What is the right treatment protocol for C-induced Reactive Arthritis
First of all I want to say that I'm very happy to have found this site and the knowledge about CAP to treat Chlamydia pn which is very insightful for what I have (Chlaymydia-induced Reactive Arthritis). I know this is a forum for cpn but this is the most resourceful thing that is closest to Ctr that i can find online.
Here is my story: I've had Reactive Arthritis caused by chlamydia for 3 month. Doc gave me Azithromycin to treat chlamydia but it already made its way to my joints and is causing incredible pain for months. My rheumatologist doc didn't mention any treatment for my joint, and instead is prescribing Methotrexate, which I don't want to start just yet. After doing research, I've come across this site and the protocols (Wheldon Protocol and Sriram Protocol) which looks promising. Also, I've found a trial from Dr Carter for a Azithromycin + Rifampin which seems to remission Ctr-induced ReA. I've searched through the forum and found a few posts regarding CiReA but seems like there are a lot of back and forth about the validity of Carter's approach:
I am a bit lost as to what to do here:
- Carter's trial is only 6 months long, should I follow his protocol? Has anyone know anyone that has gone thru this protocal?
- It seems like Sriram Protocol is the closest to Carter's approach, does that mean Sriram Protocol can be used in my case?
- When you go on a protocol, how long do you have to stick with it, or it is a life time treatment? If so, wouldn't taking so much anti-biotic hurt ur liver and overall health?
- When herxing, how bad is it? I've only gone thru my first flare, which I thought my leg was literally broken and swelled to a baloon.
I am a n00b just beginning to learn all the lingos and knowledge about CAP. And thank in advance for your help!