Submitted by Len O on Sun, 2011-04-24 18:32

Help!  Because of the long weekend and not used to being off work I missed my Friday does of Azithromycin. At about 4:00 p.m. on Sunday I reailized this and ran and took it.  (I'm currently doing my first full pulse, not feeling any effects yet, though...) Have I messed everything up?  Will this create resistance?  Any suggestion of how to get back on schedule? Thanks in advance for any advice/ideas.  Sending out a note seemed to beat the alternative of worrying about it for the next week....Regards, Len

Just take everything on schedule from now on.  I forgot my Doxy once, but took everything as scheduled - managed to feel just as bad as when I always took it!  Don't worry.  NOTE:  I have a tiny bottle, about an inch tall, in which I put the day's abx every night and ALWAYS have it in my pocket.  That way, if the unexpected delay happens, I'm covered.


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

No, you have not created resistance. Relax. Just don't get lazy and make a habit of it.

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

Whew, thanks, MacKintosh, Rica.  Much appreciated.  Good idea about the emergency bottle...Have to be a little less high strung but getting it right is important given it's taken me 18 years to find out about Cpn in the first place!  Happy Easter all!  Len

Started Wheldon CAP Nov 2010 for interstitial cystitis suspected to be caused by Cpn. Now on all supplements, Doxy 100 mg 2/day, Azithromycin 250 mg M,W,F, one complete Flagyl pulse completed.

In my experience, you don't feel bad during the pulse, you feel bad afterwards when all the bacterial corpses you have created with the flagyl have to get cleaned up by your liver and kidneys.  Remember your vitamin C and charcoal; they will help you cope with the worst of it. 

And by the way, congratulations on taking your first pulse.  Don't stop the CAP if you have a bad time post-pulse (I ended up in a Chicago emergency room) because in my experience it got easier every pulse after the first one.

CAP for M.S. 8/2007 - 3/2009.  Twentieth pulse metronidazole + INH completed 3/12/2009.  Intermittent treatment thereafter until 11/20/2009.