Hi everyone. I'm new to this site and still have a lot to learn about Cpni. About me:
-41 yr old male
-Grew up in Michigan
-Suffered with extreme headaches for 25 years
-Not able to think clearly at times for the past 10 years
-Suddenly lost hearing in right ear w/ EXTREME vertigo about 8 years ago
-Diagnosed w/ MSi by three seperate neurologists about 6 years ago based only on MRI
-Still have dizziness pretty regularly
-Tinitus remains in my right ear 24/7
-Lately my left ear has been feeling full and just not right which is quite scarey since I am on the phone all day long as a commercial real estate investor so my one good ear, my mouth and my brain are my livelihood.
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-Stiff neck almost all the time
-All my joints are regularly stiff and cracking, including knees which are also painful
-Last year, my wife and I went to Brooklyn to see the most experienced interventional radiologists who treats CCSVI. After nearly two hours on the operating table I asked him how it was going he said I DID NOT HAVE CCSVI and asked if I was ever tested for Lyme disease. I told him that I would think so since I was diagnosed w/ MSi by three neurologists. He said that he had treated 150 patients with MS and I was the first one without CCSVI.
-When I got home I contacted the neurologists offices and none of them had tested me for Lyme. So I got tested, once with just the simple titer test which came back negative and then again with the Western Blot and titer and again it came back negative (first with Quest and second time with LabCorp).
-I continue with what feels like some kind of an infection. My sinuses are often filled with mucus and even small amounts of blood. Often times, when coughing, my lungs feel hot and burning, and I cough up greenish yellow mucus from them.
So now I would really love to find a doctor who can help me. I'm in Florida if anyone knows a good doctor that could guide me I would appreciate a referal. I read the article by Dr. David Wheldonii and Dr. Charles Strattonii regarding MS and Cpni. I bought N-Acetyl Cysteine 600 mg capsules and am planning to start taking 4 per day to see if I start draining a lot.
So the N-Acetyl Cysteine can actually kill off the Cpn?
P.S.-I emailed Dr. Charles Stratton at Vanderbilt and he said my physician can easily test for Cpn w/ a blood test and attached a "Serological Testing for Chlamydophila pneumoniae, Chlamydophila psittaci, and Chlamydia trachomatis infectionsi by IFA" form from ARUP Laboratories in Salt Lake City. But I would rather have a knowledgable doctor order the test.