27 Apr 2018

CPn and Lyme


Could anyone tell me if either of these are very contagious?Thanks


Welcome Midas,

The answers to these and many, many other questions are here on the site, but we also encourage questions such as these. 

Lyme disease is from ticks.  It is probably like MS, CFIDS, and the many diseases that we are discovering that fall under this broad umbrella.  A short answer is that for the brief time that someone is coughing, CPn is contagious.  As far as I know Lyme disease is not contagious.  It is infectious - thai is, from a tick bite.   We are finding astonishing things on this site:  many of these diseases are caused by this bug, having been thought for decades to be caused by immunological defects.

So - read the sound science behind this and the "Getting Started" and keep asking questions.  Someone with a better grasp will be along to give a more comprehensive reply.                


3/9 Symptoms returning. Began 5 abx protocol 5/9 Rifampin 600, Amox 1000, Doxy 200, MWF Azith 250, flagyl 1000 daily. Began Sept 04 PPMS EDSS 6.7 Now good days EDSS 1 Mind, like parachute, work only when open. Charlie Chan  In for the duration.&am

Its just that my friend has both and she is going through a terrible time.She is in hospital and has asked me to visit. (The NHS hospital she is in dont recognise her illness) I dont know whether to visit or not, in case I caught it.

Midas, most people have carried, or carry the CPn bacteria, not everyone has the responses that we have.  (Please someone correct this if this is wrong but if memory serves me right I thought the number was around 90% by the time we reach a certain age?) 

As far as the bacteria that causes Lyme, there are studies showing the bacteria can transfer through the placenta from mother to fetus, but I don't believe anyone feels it can be transferred just from normal day-to-day contact with people with Lyme disease.


Diagnosed FMS Feb '07.  2x/day: 600 mg NAC, 100 mg Doxy, 500 mg Amoxicillin, 2000 iu Vit. D.  450 mg Valcyte.  250 mg Azi M/W/F.  500 mg 375 mg Flagyl pulses every 3-4 weeks.  Started CAP June '07. 

Midas, GO TO THE HOSPITAL and visit. You are not going to catch either disease from the casual contact you will have in the hospital.

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