27 Apr 2018

Lab Test results

I am  new here, and I have been dealing with low energy, lightheadedness and high blood pressure for several years.  Although I have been able to manage my symptoms, they became worse over the last year to include difficulty concentrating/fogginess, low exercise tolerance, excessive sleepiness, and weak limbs. Very recently I convinced my doctor to test for several causes for fatigue with a diagnosis of low testosterone and chl pneumoniae.


You definitely have active/chronic CPN.... mostly like your doctors are not familiar with the repercussions of, or the 3 life phases of CPN, how it goes cryptic and can cause many illnesses.Another member here (thanks Louise) recently posted this ( it appears her lab may have slightly different  reference ranges):

Laboratory Reference Range:IgM < 1:16 Antibody not detectedIgG < 1:32 Antibody not detectedIgA < 1:16 antibody not detectedIgM titers of 1:16 or greater are indicative of recent infectionsiii.  However, any-chlamydial IgM is very cross-reactive  and may demonstrate titer to more than one species.IgG titers of 1:32 or greater may indicate past exposure to a particular species.  Titers of 1:128 or less may be due to cross-reactive antibody or a non-specific stimulation of chlamydial antibody Infection with a particular species usually yields antibodies of a higher titer than with non-infecting species.  IgG titers in recently infected individuals are usually greater than or equal to 1:512.IgA titers may be elevated in recurrent or chronic infections and may be helpful in identifying the infection species of Chlamydia when cross-reactive IgG is present.

Many doctors are stubborn and insist it can't/isn't causing your health problems and get hung up on that whole "IgG" issue which with CPN isn't necessarily true.   This is an interesting read: http://cpnhelp.org/how_chlamydia_pneumoniae    Perhaps someone may private message you with a doctor in your area.  Keep reading, you've come to the right place.

JeanneRoz ~ DX'd w/ CPN 4/2007; 6/07 -"officially" dx'd w/CFIDS/FM; also: HHV6, EBV, IBS-C, 100 Doxy:BID; 500 mg Biaxin BID; Tindamax Pulses, B12 shots, ERFA Dessicated Thyroid,Cortef, Iodoral 25 mg, Vit D-6,000 uni

Thanks for replying, Jeanne.  There is quite a lot of information on this site and I am trying to make sense of it all.  There are so many people doing different types of medicines and therapies.  If I do find a doctor who knows more about cpn, I am not sure what to request for treatment.  Do you have any suggestions as a starting point?  Is there something I can do first before trying to initiate a CAP?

There are defintely others with more experience than me on this site, but I would start with NAC at 600 mg per day, then 600 mg twice a day then 1200 mg twice a day.  Increase it as you can tolerate it.  I would also start with 1000 iu per day of Vitamin D.Then I would approach your local doctor with a copy of the Wheldon protocol and this site.  If he or she is open-minded you should get a good response.  Alternatively, you could ask for recommendations from other members on this site via PM.

Started CAP for Cpn on 11/14/10 - Per my doctor, paused Abx 5/18/13 - NAC, B-complex, Vit D3 (50,000/week), Niacin (100 mg/BID). Started Buhner protocal (2nd edition) on 8/30/16. Currently using a blend of Buhner's Cpn and Mycoplasma protocols