British physician who has created a combination antibiotic protocol for Cpn based on Vanderbilt/Stratton work.

Jim’s Story- Chlamydia Pneumoniae and Chronic Fatigue/Fibromyalgia

Submitted by Jim K on Sat, 2005-09-17 20:56

The Tunnel of IllnessI want to update my story on the front end so readers know even before reading the "agony post" how much benefit I've gotten from the treatment. It is August 26th, 2006. Coming up on two years I've been on the Combined Antibiotic Protocol (CAP) for Chlamydia pneumoniae (Cpn). A recent forum poster asked if anyone with CFS has improved on the CAP. My response:

Damned right I'm getting better!When I started the CAP I was in a 2 year slide after 25 years of CFS, then added FMS. For many years I'd struggled and somehow maintained a semblance of a life. Then over 2 years my pain, brain fog, restricted functioning, etc. slid to a point where I had to stop traveling and could for the first time see the possibility that I would become bedridden eventually.

Are you really sure you tried the Stratton/Wheldon protocol?

Submitted by paron on Mon, 2008-11-17 22:16

I didn't have potatoes, so I substituted rice. I didn't have paprika, so I used another spice. I didn't have tomato sauce, I used tomato paste; A whole can, not a half can - I don't believe in waste. A friend gave me the recipe; she said you couldn't beat it. There must be something wrong with her, I couldn't even eat it!  When I was doing product development, I ran into the problem all the time: they tried something else entirely, called it the same name, and then went around saying it didn't work. I've seen the same thing at this site time and time again. Someone says "the protocol" didn't work for them, and then, on closer questioning, you find they never really tried it at all.

A Young Woman Comes Back to Life: Zdenicka's Story

Submitted by Jim K on Tue, 2008-04-22 07:07

Zdenicka, as you will see, is a spirited, passionate and stubborn young woman. Her story is very heartening to read, and she holds nothing back in speaking of the trials of dealing with standardized medical treatment with a non-standard condition and protocol. Fortunately, her father Coufal was an early member here and started the Czech version of Cpnhelp, so she had an avenue to find her own help. I've left her very thorough description as she has written it, an amazing job for a non-native English speaker, so that I don't sully the pure charm in her rendition. (Jim K, Editor)

Article written by Ella and Michele and edited by Judy Graham of MSRC

Submitted by Michèle on Mon, 2007-12-03 13:03

Dr Wheldon’s Combined Antibiotic Protocol (CAP)

“The Combined Antibiotic Protocol has enabled me to take up my life again and rebuild my hope for the future. It has started my recovery and halted my relapses.”
Ella Findlay, 28, was diagnosed with relapsing/remitting MS at 21 which soon got rapidly worse. She lives in Farnham, Surrey and works as a volunteer for two disability charities. She recently did a daredevil sky dive to raise money for the msrc. Ella’s mother, Michele Findlay, is an artist and retired teacher.


A Young Woman With MS: Ella's Progress on the CAP

Submitted by Jim K on Sun, 2007-08-05 09:52

(Editors note: This is a report by Ella's mother Michele, a very active contributor to and user of the protocol herself. They began the CAP in the crisis of Ella's rapid deterioration and the change since then is quite remarkable though the story is far from over. It illustrates well the judicious use of steroids to manage inflammatory symptoms while slowly ramping up on the CAP. Most of us have followed Ella's progress with enthusiasm and bated breath. She's kind of become a mascot for many of us more "mature" types, symbolic of the restoration of vigorous life were this treatment started when we were younger! We will add to this update as her treatment progresses.)

Rica's Story- She Won't Let Multiple Sclerosis Get Her Goat!

Submitted by Jim K on Tue, 2007-01-02 20:03

Rica-- known as katman in her membership, has been an intrepid user of the CAP for Chlamydia pneumoniae in treating multiple sclerosis, well before this website even existed. She finally put together her most impressive story of recovery and we are proud to present it here. You'll find this and more about her journey in her blogs on this site.Jim K, editor In the 28th month of relentless, daily treatment, I feel that I have earned the right to stand at the vantage point of a second or third tier trailblazer.  I stand as Pancho to Don Quixote or Tonto to the Lone Ranger.  There are a couple of operatic characters nibbling at my sub-conscious but you get the point. Now, I have a very real problem with sharing MY body with all the (bacterial) freeloaders who are doing just that.  I am indignant - I have worked very hard for my place in life and the workplace and when I found that these nasty little devious creatures were stealing my life, I had to fight back.   After spending much too much time in their immediate presence and on their level, I am leaving them behind.

First Report: Results of CAP's Treatment Survey #1

Submitted by Jim K on Tue, 2006-04-04 10:09

Finally we have the results of our first survey of CAP's treatment! The detail hounds might find a few numbers that don't add up. If so, let me know and I'll double check the data. It's as accurate as I could get it given mostly hand tabulation. I'm relying on you to keep me honest, as I'm only one day post Tini and not seeing everything clearly this morning!Please remember that these are small numbers reporting in, and a rather rough set of questions. It's a survey, not a statistical study. The charts are impressive, but should be taken with caution as visual aids can look better than the data set they come from!Find it at:First Report: Results of CAP's Treatment Survey #1 

Expert Comments

Submitted by Jim K on Wed, 2005-08-24 08:06

Note: In a few cases these expert comments may have been superceded by updates to the particular protocols mentioned. Please use the CAP's descriptions in the Cpn Handbook as the most up to date versions of the protocol's using these Expert comments as useful sidebar information where they differ from current practice. Comments by physicians treating various diseases with a Cpn protocol and by scientists and researchers studying Cpn. Comments by David Wheldon Comments by David Wheldon on antibiotics in his protocal and the Vanderbilt protocal Comments by David Wheldon MD on treating MS with Cpn protocal"