Submitted by veressv on Wed, 2008-04-02 14:23

question: can my CPn be dangerous to my other family members, parter or others that i have a lot of phisical contact with?

The short answer is Yes.

You may have already transmitted to others just as someone transmitted it to you.  That being said - healthy immune systems can keep Cpn dormant for years.  Genetics play a role in how/if a disease manifests along with other co-infections and number of times infected along with order of infections.  Your loved ones may well live a full life with zero ramifications from Cpn infection.  Then again - they might one day end up here.

I am the so called well spouse.  I decided to treat before trouble strikes.  The possibililty that treatment can hold off alzheimers and dementia as well as cardiovascular disease is also a big plus.

Daisy - Husband on CAP 5/07.  Mino, Roxy, Diflucan round two 1-31, Rifampin, Bactrim DS, Prednisone, Novantrone, Doxy, Azithromycin, Flagyl

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. 

But it sounds then like a never ending process. I do the treatments but i can get it back from my partner...etc. and i can transmit it again...and so on.

doxy200, azith250, NAC 2400, Metro 1250(once a month), supplements, vitamins.

Ah but your glass is actually half full - taking the NAC kills the EB's you come in contact with - at work, via family members, on airplanes, in malls, on the subways.  EB's are the infectious form of Cpn.  NAC is your safety shield.

Also, killing off your own EB's keeps you from spreading the bug.

Some so called well partners here choose not to treat.  But as long as the treated spouse consistently takes NAC - they are likely protected from re-infection.

Several folks here remind me of this from time to time (thank you to those folks by the way), put on your own oxygen mask first before trying to assist others.   Means to me - take care of yourself first and get yourself in a good position and then worry about others from a position of strength.

Daisy - Husband on CAP 5/07.  Mino, Roxy, Diflucan round two 1-31, Rifampin, Bactrim DS, Prednisone, Novantrone, Doxy, Azithromycin, Flagyl

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. 

Okay, I will agree with the 'absolute' of Daisy's response, but it's also true you are NOT contagious to others at every moment of every day and therefore everyone close to you should live in fear.

If you have an active, hacking cough in the middle of a blazing lung infection (walking pneumonia comes to mind), you should probably take precautions against infecting others, which you probably do, anyway. None of us goes around trying to cough and sneeze at people while we're sick.

Remember that some seventy percent of the population is believed to be infected with cpn bacteria by the age of fifty. You are not the sole, terrifying carrier of a dread disease! As for being re-infected, maybe Jim can clarify, but I recall reading there's a strong belief one might be immunized against cpn once one eradicates it with this treatment. (I recall a mouse study where they could not reinfect the mice, but I'm sure there's more than that available.)

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

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

My belief is that it depends on the person and how they carry the disease. My belief is that those with higher EB's are far more contagious and it doesnt have to manifest in any paticular way. A person who appears asymptomatic could still be contagious if they have a high level of EB's in thier nose, skin, lungs etc... Just based on my own experience as a high EB carrier.

     &nbs