Look at me now!

Submitted by Michèle on Thu, 2008-10-09 10:47

Michele, you look elegant.  As I'm sure you already know.  Great hair.  I really like the glasses on you (don't know if you had them before, but I didn't notice them then).  And you look the picture of health, as well as very happy!  Both things worth being greatful for and celebrating.  I see nothing outrageous about any of it.  Plus, you are giving us joy by sharing with us. Thanks.


Memphis,TN - FMS, IBS, rhinitis, depres (~20 yrs) CFS, intestine, bladder, pelvic inflam., red itchy skin, anxiety (~5 yrs). CPn titer 1:256.  CAP 6-07 Current NAC 2400mg; doxy 100mg x2, Biaxin 500mg x2, supplements, 1st pulse Flagy

Michele, you punk rocker you! Teal hair! There is a rebel in there somewhere! I guess us CAPPERS are all rebels, at least mavericks!

Lived with MS since 1991. Completed 16 months of full CAP plus supplements. Currently in full remission. Not on any antiobiotics anymore but taking all supplements incl NAC.

Michele - Molto Bella Donna!  Love the teal - you really look fantastic!  Hard earned and well done !

Daisy - Husband on CAP 5/07.  Husband died from Acute Myelogenous Leukemia Secondary to the Infusion of Novantrone.  Ie - the treatment with the conventional MS drugs killed him.

Daisy on her own CAP 11/2012. 

Hi Michele,

you look so beautiful !!!l The nice blue, my favourite colour, at the right places.

I hope, we will have a gallery ,showing the portraits of all healthy members of this great website.

It`s great to share hope with us.

 Wheldon CAP May 2008,   52  Tini pulses - stopped Nov.2013- Buhner´s protocol Dec. 2013 till  June 2014 - cpn free Oct. 2014

Funny Michèle, seeing you here made me think of my decision, when I turn grey, to dye my hair magenta.  This is somewhat more tasteful, though.............Sarah

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

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.

Michèle, très chic...très individualiste!!! What well-deserved luxury Cool




RRMS, diagnosed 2/04. NAC 4/06. Started Wheldon/Stratton regime 8/30/06. Doxycycline, 8/06, Azith, 10/06. Switched to Roxithromycin 11/06. Psuedo relapse/die-off with hospitalization 1/07. GAD-enhanced MRI of brain and spine shows NO NEW DISEASE ACTIVITY. LDN 4/07. 1st Tinidazole Pulse, 8/11/07. Keflex 2/08. IV Rocephin 3/08. IV Clindamycin 5/08. USA

I do congratulate you, Michèle. It looks good. Am I right in thinking that your skin texture has improved? Mine has, with treatment.

I shall go for magenta, myself.


D W - [Myalgia and hypertension (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazole. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

You Look Fabulous, Dahling!! Seriously, the CAP is really the Fountain of Youth. Fun and creative style. You deserve to celebrate with a streak of blue. Way to go, Michele! Raven

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpn. CAP since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NAC,BHRT, MethyB12 FIR Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

DW, I said magenta first, just after we came back from Millau!  However, Michèles blue-green will probably suit me better, so I won't argue for once.............Sarah

An Itinerary in Light and Shadow

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.

How radiant and FUN!!! You go girl!!! Kiss

NAC 2.4g, Zith 250mg/MWF, mino 200mg, Tini 5day/1g/5 pulses, Valcyte
Supplements, CFIDS/FMS, Hashimoto's, Psoriasis, PA, IBS, Sec Addisons

Don't believe everything you think!  

Thanks all for the comments.   Blue is just the beginning, there are lots of other colours to choose from although to my taste pastels are out.

David the skin texture on my face is improved (most spots have disappeared) although the rest of me is still pretty grotty, lots of spots, skin tags, dark spot, warts etc.   Hopefully this will improve in time.

It has been a good day, lovely weather for October, spent some money on myself, celebrated my full head of hair, had a meal out with Hamish and a glass of beer...

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

Michele, you look stunning. You must have detected the Fountain of Youth!



Cpn diagnosed. Monotherapy Feb08 - April 08. Then full Wheldon protocol. Feb.09 first steps toward intermittent. NAC, Vit D 2000IU, B complex

Michele, You look great and it sounds like you're having a lot of fun!

5oo mgs Ceftin 2 x/day, 500 mgs Zithromax, 500 mgs 2 x tini pulses,100 mg diflucan, 4.5 ldn; Wheldon protocol for MS April, 2006 to May 2008. 2008 MRI shows NO NEW DISEASE ACTIVITY, 2012 MRI no new disease activity.

You do look terrific Michelle and your smile lights up my world. My grandmother had white hair and she sometimes put too much "bluing" in it which turned it blue or purple. Not knowing this, I always thought my grandmother was so cool because she had blue hair!

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

So, so cool. YES!

The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems. Mohandas Gandhi

I thnk that the Fountain of Youth is another name for the CAP.   Nothing worth having is easily obtained.

Day two of the blue hair, and after bath and hair wash looks just as good today.   They did say it would fade after a few weeks so then it will be time to try something else.

Love you all...

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



While the color may fade, I'm hoping that smile continues to stay put!    You look absolutely wonderful!

Treatment for Rosacea

  • CAP:  01/06-07/07
  • High-Dose Vit D3, NAC:  07/07-11/08
  • Intermtnt CAP, HDose Vit D3:  11/08-01/09
  • HDose Vit D3, Mg, Zn: 01/09-

Michele ... YOU ROCK! Cool I would have never known you to be the same lady I viewed pic's of in your story. Very dramatic change. Truely you are getting younger & more vibrant on the CAP. Love your style lady! Happy to see you are having fun in life.

So wonderful of you to share your improvements thus uplifting us with your success. I am just starting CAP and I do admit it is very hard each day. But with folks like you around I feel I know I can do it too! Thanks so much for the inspiration you have given me! Slainte! MM

2002:CFS. (2008-09:CPN - CAP/5 pulses)  3/2010: Restart CAP: 200Doxy/250Zith-MWF/Tini pulses. 6/2010: HighBP/Benicar, 7/2010: EBV, HHV6. 2012: 6,000 IU daily vit. D., Citioline CDP choline = sleep improvement dramatic. 


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

Yes, you are! Adorable, smart, courageous...and have an amazing daughter, too.

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 love having a fan club!   It is very encouraging, especially when my daughter needs a little bit of TLC.   She is feeling rather fatigued just now coping with her new job and feeling as though she has come to a standstill.  

It is her decision in the end on whether she puts her life on hold to take care of her health, and I just have to be patient.   My hair regrowth has had an impact on her, she does see that the treatment works for me and that because we probably have the same strain of Cpn it will work for her.   But she has to put the pulses in and cope with the deficits that this brings if she wants to improve...

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

Ok, so I want to be noticed a little bit.   I have spent too many years in the doldrums not to be a little bit outrageous.

I enjoyed the experience of being fussed over and changed....