Antibiotic Protocol - Rheumatologist Annual Meeting

The Road Back Foundation is exhibiting again at the American College of Rheumatology's annual meeting in November in Boston. After the meeting, on Sunday, November 11th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm, a number of Road Back volunteers will be gathering to brain storm about the work of the Foundation. If you are interested in participating (i.e., have some skill and time to contribute to the Foundation), there are two spots open. If interested, please send a brief bio and your experience with AP treatment/the Foundation to

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Thought I would ask any folks here about their experiences dealing with Rheumatologists regarding their FMS/CFS?  Could be another specialty MD that could be open to the Stratton/Weldon Protocols here in the USA. 

This may be opening another can of worms of a discussion but I will do it.  I do need to say that I first heard of a Professional Friend whose husband was making a great come back from Systemic Lupus on Doxycycline about 4 years or so ago.     So once I was screened for C.Pn., had a Doxy script written and began to investigate the pathogen well I found myself here, Thank God! 

And I am wondering if some of these folks would be well advised to consider the possibility that C.Pn. or similar pathogens are potentially part of their presentation and the reinfective element of EB's needing to be considered in their treatment plans. 

I find it likely, that Jim K and other ME/CFS/Fibro folks here have investigated this organization. So I ask if that is true? And what your perspective is regarding my thoughts.

I am in the corner of the world where this organization is based,  I have qualified for a Fibro etc Dx and I am on an AP soon to be progressing to full Wheldon Protocol Variation.

If I had more available energy I might consider attending and meeting with these folks.  It would be good to get an unofficial list of Rhumatologist that are open minded in this corner of the world for all the folks that need CAP.  Folks from this state often travel 300 to 500 miles for MD's to treat their  systemic intracellular bacterial infections (SIBIs).  I am starting with a non-reembursable provider next week.  I am fortunate to have that option personally.

OK.  My question is not really well formed but......   

I so want to tell folks about this protocol;

however to say to them that I don't have any suggestions regarding providers that I think might be open to these protocols and qualify as insurance reemburseable feels very difficult.  Fibro and ME/CFS is not as "threatening an illness presentation" ( that is unless it is your presentation!)

Thanks for reading this post.  


 Louise- We've had some contact with one of the organizers of the Road Back Foundation, and I think very highly of them as a resource and voice for abx treatment in this branch of diseases. I believe they've linked at least somewhere in their website. If you have any opportunity to attend and speak about the CAP and Dr. Stratton's work it would certainly be a boon. You might wish to email Cheryl Ferguson at RoadBack and follow up a bit more on some of your questions and interests.

CAP for Chlamydia pneumonia since 11/04. 25yrs CFS & FMS- Currently: 200 Doxycycline, 500mg MWF Azithromycin, Tini pulses.


CAP for Cpn 11/04. Dx: 25+yrs CFS & FMS. Currently: 250 aithromycin mwf, doxycycline 100mg BID, restarted Tini pulses; Vit D2000 units, T4 & T3, 6mg Iodoral