Research papers on Stratton/Wheldon's CAP

Went to my doctors yesterday and was uncomfortable with the result. He's the top infectious disease doc in the country but I came away quite worried. I am on 200mg doxy (1 month) and 300mg Rifampicin (10 days) and my results were 71IGg - anything about 22 being positive for CPn.  I am having big reactions worse than any previous symptoms of CFS - palpitations, ringing in ears, headache, loss of balance, chest pains, pains in my legs - one day I thought my head would burst the pain was so bad.

I told him about the Stratton and Wheldon protocols and he hadn't heard of them and wasn't convinced. So I have to try and stay on my protocol at the moment and tough it out. He didn't want to discuss porphyria but just wanted to get rid of the infection And also dismissed pulsing in metronidazole.  I'm quite worried but will tough it out as I want to get better. im starting the supplements ASAP.

i asked about the meds and he said it's trial and error we have no idea what works, the research just hasn't been done yet. Could you point me to research papers that confirm the Stratton/Wheldon protocols so I can convince him. He said he saw some information from someone in Washington but that person had lost their licence in N Carolina - that scared me.  

i'm trying to compile a folder of evidence I can send him to make sure i get the right treatment.

many thanks,


Go to the top of this page.  Look at the tabs at the top.  Read the Physician Pages and the Research pages.  There you will find the ammunition you need.  Also, DW's pages have many helpful citations: 

Don't feel bad.  I went through the same thing with one of the foremost infectious disease practices in Chicago.  They mocked me to my face and I left the office SO depressed.  Fortunately, I already had a prescribing physician and I picked myself up and continued on.  AND I'M FINE. 

So, ignore the naysayers and just focus on getting healthy.

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

Thanks! I need as much ammunition as possible! You haven't come across any papers from last three years - think he will be persuaded by the latest findings!

Your doctor might try talking to Dr Stratton by telephone: ou can find his address at Vanderbilt easily enough.  He likes to talk about all his latest research.........................Sarah

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.