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Hi all! I have been doing the full Wheldon protocol (doxy/azithro/metro)since April and it seems to going well. The only thing is the arthritis in my joints was not getting better so I went back on prednisone (8-10 mg). Even on the prednisone, it hasn’t helped my hands and my thumb joints and wrists seem to be worse. I was reading an article (http://www.rheumatologynetwork.com/rheumatic-diseases/chlamydia-induced…) on rifampicin and how it holds promise for relieving arthritis. Now I am wondering if I should change my program. What are your thoughts? Trish

I'm taking Azi + Rifa at the moment. The problem with rifampicin is that it is a heavy inducer of the CYP450 liver system. That means that many drugs - including rifampicin itself - get metabolized much faster. Where possible, I would recommend measuring blood levels of your antibiotics before starting rifampicin and then again 3 weeks or so later. Maybe you need to increase dosage of you medications.

Thank you for your feedback Markus. It doesn't sound like something I want to switch to! Sarah - what happened to the chat tool? I received something from Dr. Stratton that is "new"??? information/research. I want to post it if it is indeed new info.

2003 Asthma diagnosis - 2004 took doxycycline per Dr. David Hahn work - asthma free. 2014 developed upper body myalgia/arthritis and asthma returned. Dec 2015 c pneumonia bloodwork IGG titer 1:512. Took 6 months of doxy for asthma flare up - again asthma gone but myalgia stayed. Dec 2017, extreme fatigue started. Emailed Dr. Wheldon. Research on cpnhelp.org - Jan 2, 2018 started Wheldon protocol.

Trish, I should wait until next week: Pinky is doing a lot of things to the messaging this weekend and at the moment I am finding it difficult to keep track, since our clocks have moved back for the winter, but in India, they don't move at all!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Ok, it looks like it has to do with supplements. He states “I have attached a vitamin and supplement regimen that will help persons with chlamydial infections. It will help get rid of Chlamyida and prevent reactivation/reinfection. The key supplements are DMG and Taurine. See attached white papers. Go slowly at first as there might be “die off”.” Then there was an attachment stating: Adult Patients (BID = twice daily, QD= once daily) N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) – 1.000 - 1,200 mg BID (500 or 600 mg tablets/capsules) Dimethylglycine (DMG) – 1,200 mg BID (600 mg capsules) Trimethylglycine (TMG) – 1,500 mg BID (750 mg tablets) Taurine – 1,000 mg BID (1,000 mg tablets) These supplements should be started at low doses and gradually increased. A 2-weeks on supplements, 2-weeks off supplements approach is useful for the first 6 months. It is not unusual to an inflammatory response with this regimen; once there are no inflammatory reactions, these supplements can be taken daily. Choline Bitartrate – 500 mg BID Biotin – 10,000 mcg BID B12 – 10,000 mcg QD B6 – 100 mg QD (take 1 B100 per day) Vitamin D - 5,000 IU BID Vitamin C – 1,200 mg BID

2003 Asthma diagnosis - 2004 took doxycycline per Dr. David Hahn work - asthma free. 2014 developed upper body myalgia/arthritis and asthma returned. Dec 2015 c pneumonia bloodwork IGG titer 1:512. Took 6 months of doxy for asthma flare up - again asthma gone but myalgia stayed. Dec 2017, extreme fatigue started. Emailed Dr. Wheldon. Research on cpnhelp.org - Jan 2, 2018 started Wheldon protocol.

Trish, why not post it in the forum? I can always copy it to research or wherever later!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

Trish, Research is now working, so pass anything you have on to me and I will put it in place.
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.

I put it in the research forum!

2003 Asthma diagnosis - 2004 took doxycycline per Dr. David Hahn work - asthma free. 2014 developed upper body myalgia/arthritis and asthma returned. Dec 2015 c pneumonia bloodwork IGG titer 1:512. Took 6 months of doxy for asthma flare up - again asthma gone but myalgia stayed. Dec 2017, extreme fatigue started. Emailed Dr. Wheldon. Research on cpnhelp.org - Jan 2, 2018 started Wheldon protocol.

Excellent!
Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.