I am in a quandry. I am concerned I may be developing a resistance to doxy and/or azith, is that possible? Or could it just be time for me to mix it up?
I am again very ill with severe bronchitis and/or cpn pneumoniae symptoms. I am almost physically at the point I was in March of 2007 when I was first diagnosed (bed ridden, chest pain, deep bronchial coughing, very weak) This is about the 3rd episode over the last 6 months (2nd within the past 2 months!)
In all honesty my improvements over the past year haven't been significant, other than a reduction in brain fog and a reduction in my FM symptoms. As each month passes I keep adding to the mix..... I KNOW that is part of this process -- it just becomes more obvious how infected I must be.
It seems I can't kick this bronchitis stuff back down. I have been diligent with my ABX, not missing or skipping them, diligent with my D3 (5,000 iu/day) and NAC (1200 mg/day). (I just haven't been able to pulse since the last of September due to all this &*^%$# going on.) I confess I haven't been great with my supplements but am better than I used to be and try to get the important ones down me.
I have been having bowel issues, stomach issues, battling porphyria because my doc increased my azith to 500 mg daily (on 2 occasions over the last 2 months to try and get rid of this) -- been to the emergency room, had a CT, chest X-ray (and of course, everything is "fine").
I understand these are most likely issues with the CPN being in these organs but I can't seem to get the respiratory issues controlled. It has been coming back when I stop the "additional" abx. (One thought is perhaps the Hydrocortisone is weakening my immune system even more.)
I have a doctor's appt. on Friday (my monthly visit) but am not sure what my options to change ABX are. Iam unable to find the ABX alternatives for Doxy and Azith and I know it's here somewhere on this site (sigh). Could someone please direct me to that link?
He gave me Amox-Clav which seems to be helping some but I know this is not part of the protocol or anti-chlamydial, just a temporary to try and help. I did find this link on community acquired pneumoniae treatment (not directed specifically toward CPN). It at least eased my mind about taking Azith with the Amox-Clav.