Had my first visit last Thursday August 14, 2008 with Dr. Sriram and it was awesome!!
I definetly had reservations (one being having to fly-not my favorte thing to do) as to whether or not this was a good move, but after meeting and talking to him I am so glad that I went.
He's really a nice man, very intelligent, very personable with a sense of humour. Turns out his in-laws only live about 40 miles from me. Such a small world.
He normally treats patients who are still ambulatory. He has the best results with individuals who do not have as much damage as someone in a wheelchair.
He agreed to try me on his protocol for six months to see how I do. If I don't respond favorably after six months he suggested that I go back to conventional methods of treatment.
He changed the protocol I am on now significantly.
I am to take the following medications:
Rifamapin 250mg 2X day
Zithromycin 500mg m,w,f
Tinidazole 100mg 3x day seven days a month
Vitamin D 50000 units week
Vitamin B12 shots weekly
Zanaflex 2mg 1 a day
Calcium Pyruvate 3g 5 days a week
He had blood drawn for the cpn test (so glad he did that) and to check my vitamin levels.
He also recommended water therapy once a week to help the spacisity in my legs.
All in all it was a great trip. Flight was good, weather was wonderful and I left his office with renewed hope that I am on the right track.
I highly recommend that if you can travel to consult with him, do it. He's definitely not afraid to think outside the box.