mycoplasma1 27 Apr 2007 03:05 pm This is still all very This is still all very confusing. I went to my Lyme Dr. yesterday and he has started to measure all of his patients (MS, Lyme, CFIDS, RA) and he has found that the majority with a low 25,D have a HIGH 1,25D and he is beginning to believe Marshall's hypothesis. If the bugs are converting D to 1,25 D and those levels become too high the entire endocrine and thyroid systems go completely out of whack as 1,25 D effects these systems. The patients he treats with more 25 D have only been increasing their 1,25 D levels and this is not good. He was/is a big advocate of D supplementation, but now is questioning that. Whether treating the bugs will correct this dysregulation on it's own is still up in the air in his opinion, but he is cautious about recommending D until both levels have been measured. I think more research in this area desperately needs to be done as all of these new Cancer/MS studies do not take this into consideration and they do not measure both metabolites. If Benicar were "palliative" the Marshall Protocol patients would not be suffering so much with endless herxing. Also some of their MS patients would not be getting well. I am not for the MP, but I also think everyone should have both D levels tested before they begin D supplementation. Best, Chris CAP since 11/06 for CFS. Cpn, Myco P, CMV, HHV-6 infections. Zith 500 mg Tues, Thurs/Doxy 200mg MWF. All supplements. 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.