Just tested positive for Cpn, lots of questions
Hi. First, THANK YOU so much or this forum. It's been so educational!
I have a few autoimmune diseases that I am trying to put into remission. I recently switched doctors, and my new doctor ran a number of tests to look for hidden infections and viruses. The results came back with Cpn IgG=1:512 (I had pneumonia in 2009, but exact type was not identified). My doctor suggested I start taking 2400 mg of NAC, to see if I saw flu-like symptoms. Surprisingly, I haven't seen any symptoms at all.
Also, I haven't seen any questions about nodules or scarring in the lungs. I have some nodules from when I had pneumonia. The doctor monitored them, but even though one nodule has grown slight (5mm to 6mm) and there are a few additional nodules, they don't seem concerned and don't feel further monitoring is necessary.
My question is, do I need to treat Cpn, if I'm not reacting to NAC? Given the titer levels and the lung nodules, I would think it's active, but the NAC response is throwing me off.
Lastly, more of an FYI...I'm a big fan of Dr. Amy Myers, and her book "The Autoimmune Solution" (recommended read). Dr Myers identifies Cpn as commonly associated with MS, and stresses the need for antibiotics. She also recommends taking both caprylic acid and Candisol while on antibiotic protocol, to keep yeast overgrowth under control.