Is long term remission possible?

I realize that the protocols discussed here are fairly new, as it seems all of the other protocols targeting chronic infection in autoimmune illness are new. Has anyone been on either the Stratton or Wheldon Protocols long enough that they have been able to stop treatment without a relapse.

I understand that "cure" isn't a word in our vocabulary yet, but is it possible to get off ABX and stay off for long periods of time?

Well, yes, I have been on the Stratton/Wheldon regime for two and a half years now, one year of that full-time, the rest on intermittent therapy and I have had no relapse at all, only improvement.  Before that I was tumbling downhill very rapidly in he end......Sarah
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.

My tale may or may not be included because I never had a relapse, only one 10 year attack, being PPMS.   However, I have been on constant abx since Sept, 2004 and have a generally comstant plane of improvement, though every Flagyl pulse is a step backwards to about the average level of 3 or 4 months previous, with a regaining of the current level and a forward surge in the interim between each pair of Flagyl pulses.

Rica 

Ignorance is voluntary bad luck.  Lauritz S.   A true Viking

If you come to a fork in the road, take it. Yogi Berra

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

What an interesting observation, a flagyl pulse casues aloss in finction to that of four months ago temporarily. Well. Ths is interesting. I'm only 4 months in. But yeah! I'm 4 months in! no spasm meds for e any more marie.

On CAP since Sept '05 for MS, RA, Asthma, sciatica. EDSS at start 5.5.(early cane) Now 6 (cane full time) Originally on: Doxy 200, Azith 3x week, Tini cont. over summer '07, Revamp of protocol in Summer '08 by Stratton due to functional loss; clarithro

It is only my walking that regresses - nothing else to speak of.  I have a general blahness late in Flagyl and for at least a week after and then pick up rapidly till next cucle.

Rica 

Ignorance is voluntary bad luck.  Lauritz S.   A true Viking

If you come to a fork in the road, take it. Yogi Berra

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

I think we are all having varying degrees of success with the antibiotic treatment.  I've been on them 8 months (or 10months if you count pills ordered on the internet) and have only seen remission of one bad symptom and of one relatively unannoying/disabling symptom.  This is a continued absence or near absence of night spasms and the complete and total absence of a funny tingling type sensation in my right kidney area which was the symptom that got me to the neurologist in the first place.  Otherwise my walking continues to be appalling, I still have a numb right hand and a burning left foot.  However none of these last symptoms are much worse than they were when I started the antibiotics.  I think that this is likely to be a very long-term treatment for me and I anticipate my walking improving only in another 8 to 16 months.
Started CAP April 2005, right leg motor function now worse

Thanks for your replys. I hope this works for my mom. She has been sick for a VERY long time. I've been sick for a real long time too, and I have achieved a pretty high state of remission, and don't take ABX most of the time. I'll just keep forging ahead with her, and hope that she gets better.