I had CPNi infection 4 years ago. It started with 4 months of cough and eventually was diagnosed and "cured" by 2 weeks of azithromycin. Anyway later on I got CFSi symptoms and eventually found cpnhelp.org where I had the chance to read and get so much information. Due to the fact that perhaps I am the most knowledgeable person in my country (Bulgaria) on the CPN subject, I cannot get any local support or help. Back there (some 4 years ago) I started some mix of antibioticsi on my own + NACi and some other supplementsi for several months and got my CFS symptoms improved and titers lowered. I eventually thought that my situation is not that bad and I got rid of the bugs.
I have been doing blood tests on an annual basis. This autumn, along with some familiar fatigue signs, I found that the IgG titer is increased to 1:64. IgM is negative (0,7). What is this supposed to mean? Should I go test IgAi?
Now I am taking NAC nearly a month (600 mg/day) and recently increased it to 2 x 600 mg/day. I don’t have any reaction to the NAC. I recently read the new Emerging Stratton Protocol 4/2008 and I am considering that I may put myself to the supportive part as described here:
“I would continue to monitor titers every several years. If the titers increased, I'd retreat with 6 months of clarithromycin or roxithromycin plus rifabutin plus pyruvate and ibuprofen. I'd continue the NAC for life.”
Is this going to work in my situation? What about adding some metronidazole pulses? Why is ibuprofen needed?
Any advice will be appreciated.