hi.. first off, i REALLY appreciate any response from current members.. i am new to CAP. i just started over a month ago.. though side effects have been a bit harsh, i feel no pain, NO gain mentality ..
i have a few questions in regards to the length of treatment.. i know physicians really encourage at LEAST 12 months, but my question is, is that more for patients with MS? my physician, though i dont talk to them often (too expensive) she did mention for me to take the antibiotics for 6 months.. maybe from there they want to see how i'm doing, but i really got the impression from them that my bacterial load should be reduced after 6 months.. as for testing, they just tested my mycoplasma titers (both high), but i NOW know that is NOT truly accurate and should have had a PCR performed.. so i guess i really dont have a TRUE starting point, but does EVERY member have to take antibiotics for >12 months?
i also wanted ANY feedback on boosting ones immune system. my current physician has a detailed protocol for chronic fatigue.. one of the first things they do is supplement all deficient hormones (as hormones are VITAL immune modulators).. so the first 6 months of me seeing them entailed me fine tunning my hormones.. its ONLY then that he works on any chronic infection (if patient is still ill).. well, it was THEN that they prescribed me antibiotics.. so without dragging this blog too far, does any of the members do things to modulate their immune system? that way, when the bacterial load does get to a point when ones immune system can handle the pathogens, it will be stable? with me, they state that my thyroid, testosterone, GH (though i cant take because of $$), vitamins, herbs, probiotics, etc, can help boost ones immune system.. i would love ANY input on any immune beneficial supplements...
well, i encourage any comments.. =-)