27 Apr 2018

CAP vs Marshall Protocol


Has anyone compared the two protocols I have Myco Pneumonaie (not sure of C-Pneumoniae tests yet) and have been following the Marshall protocol for a feew years.  It appears that sunlight avoidance is no longer an issue and he does claim patients will go into remission in 2-3 yrs. Too early to tell? Anyone thought about it? I am weighing my treatment options and don't mean to stir things up. Be well all. Chris 


Hi Chris. I also tested positive for Mycoplasma P and supposedly the CAP for Cpn treats this also. I am curious about the Marshall protocol. From what I have read about Mycoplasma P, it is a really difficult organism to eradicate--much like Cpn. Please tell us about the Marshall plan and what it entails.

What is the issue about sunlight avoidance?

And what ailments have you experienced that lead you to seek treatment?

Many thanks,


Dr. Powell's protocol for Cpn and Mycoplasma P since 08-05 for MS and/or CFS 

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Raven I have CFIDS and Borrelia according to the bowen test (everyone does) also CMV, HHV-6, Toxoplamosis and other co-infections. The Marshall Protocol (Marshallprotocol.com) uses Pulsed Minocin and Benicar (an immune modulator ARB) at very low doses because the benicar enables the bacteria to penetrate deep into the tissue.  Later the patient adds Zith and then Clindymycin and one more abx.  These are all at minute levels compared to other protocols and Marshall claims patients will be CURED in 2-4yrs and will only have to do a yearly one week to one month "mop up" to stay healthy. Most patients are doing very well, but it is slow going.  You can control the herx with the low dose abx and the benicar. He believes sunlight is a problem and interferes with the immune system and inflammation (protecting the bacteria) but this seems to be only with the Sarcoid patients. Alot of people who did pulsed flagyl with Doxy etc.. are now on The Marshall Protocol.  Not sure about MS patients yet. Be well everyone. Chris 

CAP since 11/06 for Cpn, Lyme, Bartonella, Babesia, Myco P, CMV, HHV-6 infections.
Rifampin 600mg daily, Zithromax 500mg daily. NAC 2250mg daily. All other supplements. Now Bicillin LA 2.4 mil injection weekly.

I would prefer that we do not get into a big discussion of the Marshall protocol here, as there is ample discussion of it elsewhere on the web. A thorough reading of his forums will give you a flavor of the tone of discussion there. 

Combined Antibiotic Protocol for Chlamydia pneumonia in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia- Currently: 150mg INH, Doxycycline/Zithromycin, Tinidazole pulses. Northern Ohio, USA