i've had the flu for a week.

I've had a cold flu for over a week and I feel horrible. I think its turning into a sinus infection. Its time for my three day pulse though... Would this help my sinus infection or put me in my grave. Do most of you wait until you are all better before pulsing or just continue your cap as scheduled. I know you are not doctors, I'm just curious what you all have found in your experiences. Also what have you found in the past is best if you need an antibiotic for say a respiratory infection. Do you add it to the cap, stop the cap, or just increase one of the abx already in the cap? Of course I will call my dr. on this, but he isn't really up on the latest cpn treatments. rog777 mcs,cfs,fms...etc. CAP 2+ yrs..slow but steady improvement

If it is the flu you are suffering from antibiotics won't help because its a viral infection.   The CAP treats bacterial respiratory infections such as chronic sinusitis and therefore you should not need any other antibiotics, Cpn is afterall primarily a respiratory infection. 

Sinusitis is one of my complaints, and even after two years of antibiotics Rifampicin will make my sinuses ache, will make me sneeze and at times brings on a cough.

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse. Zoo keeper for Ella, RRMS, At worse EDSS 9, 3 months later 7 now 5.5 Wheldon CAP 16th March 2006

Michèle (UK) GFA: Wheldon CAP 1st May 2006. Daily Doxy, Azi MWF, metro pulse.

Here's a totally subjective take on your situation: if I had the flu, I sure wouldn't pulse. Fight one thing at a time. Your body can only do so much. As for sinusitis, I'd go to a doctor if it was truly a secondary infection due to the flu and see what the ent doc says about which antibiotics are best.

PPMS-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months. Talked Hopkins neuro. into: HRT (estriol and progesterone as neural protectant re Voskuhl,UCLA).Wheldon CAP 3/2/07 - 200 doxy; azith MWF. 4 pulses. Rockville,Md. Loo

PPMS-misdiagnosed 2001-diagnosed 2006. Probably caught cpn in birth canal but it didn't pass BBB until my 40s. Minocycline 7 mos.- resulting bronchitis 5 months.Go to private m.d. out-of-plan. Wheldon CAP 3/2/07 Stopped 12/12; resumed 12/13

If it really is the flu?  I have that feeling lots & find it is difficult to determine if I have caught a virus or if it is actually die off symptoms.  If it is the latter I boost up the remedies for releasing the toxins.

I too have the sinus issues from treatment & they really become apparent during pulse times.

Maybe, to be on the safe side, I think I might just hold off on the pulse, increase antioxidants to boost the immune system.

Good luck

CFIDS/ME 25yrs, FMS, IBS, EBV, Cpn, (insomnia - melatonin, GABA, tarazadone, triazolam, novocycloprine, allergy formula, 3 gm tryptophan), Natural HRT peri-M, NAC 2.5 gm, 6-07 Doxy 200 mg day pm, Azith 375 mg M/W/Fday, 2-6-08 7th pulse 2 X 375 mg 2day+

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