27 Apr 2018

Has the Wheldon protocol superceded the Stratton protocol


I'm seeking some advice regarding CAP protocols.Has the Wheldon protocol superceded the Stratton protocol for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, or are both equally viable today?



Both are effective. The difference is largely due to the locations in different countries. It would be very difficult in the UK to use rifampicin for anything but established TB: the prescriber would be closely questioned. On the other hand roxithromycin is unobtainable in the US.

D W - [Myalgia and hypertension (typically 155/95.) Began (2003) taking doxycycline and macrolide and later adding metronidazole. No medication now. Morning BP typically 110/75]

Thanks D W. I'm in Australia. Rifampicin is available here - will talk to my doc about it.I notice the Stratton protocol has a longer metronidazole pulse ("Eventually, the patient should be able to tolerate metronidazole (500 mg twice a day) on a daily basis." http://perfecthealthdiet.com/2010/11/the-vanderbilt-protocol-for-multip… ).The Wheldon protocol says "There is no reason for the intermittent use of metronidazole other than acceptability: if someone undergoing treatment is able to take longer cycles of metronidazole then it seems reasonable that they should do so. The dosage of metronidazole is 400mg three times a day." http://www.davidwheldon.co.uk/ms-treatment1.htmlThese are more rigourous treatments than I've been on (I'm doing a four day tinidazole pulse, 500mg twice each day). I suspect my long-term health may benefit from the higher dose / longer pulses - though the four day pulses have to this stage been easier to accomodate from a lifestyle perspective.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Doing Thibault protocol (NAC/mino/roxi/tini/nattokinase)...but considering morphing to Stratton protocol