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.
Main researcher/physician at Vanderbilt University whose fundamental science and research, along with his colleagues, has formulated the combination antibiotic approach to treat Chlamydiae pneumoniae
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)
Attachment of Stratton 05 patent 6,756,369
(Editor: Karls rather rapid response to the CAP is not necessarily typical of MS patient response. Every patient's response is different. Karl was able to hit the Cpn infection hard and persistently and manage the die-off symptoms adequately in this process. Others must take it much more slowly. His story is inspiring for the persistance it took for him to get adequate treatment, and his thoughtful description of his experience.)
Rica-- known as katman in her www.cpnhelp.org 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.
I am very excited to present the following article that summarizes Dr. Stratton's recent observations on Chlamydia pneumoniae infection. Putting it together has contributed greatly to my own understanding of Cpn as well as to my appreciation of Dr. Stratton's generosity with his time, and his great depth of knowledge of this area. Thanks to him for his contribution. Jim K Recent observations by Dr Recent observations by Dr. Charles Stratton on Chlamydia Pneumoniae (Cpn) Infection
In 1998, just as Dr. Stratton was dismantling his research lab, a client of mine told me about him. I simply didn't have the strength to even consider it, but she had been on the protocol for almost a year, and was feeling great. I had known her for a few years and I knew that she had terrible brain fog, lack of strength, was completely lacking in energy and unable to function in daily life. This began for her about 10 years earlier in college. Her Dad is a doctor, and so he had sent her from doctor to doctor of every type imaginable, all his friends and she wasn't getting any help to speak of. She looked and sounded like a new person when she called and told me about Dr. Stratton’s research with Chlamydia pneumoniae... and she arranged it all for me and got Dr. Stratton to agree to test my blood....I went to my doctor and got the blood draw and had it Fed-ex'd to Dr. Stratton’s lab...three weeks later, I got my results:
Diana was one of the last people tested at Vanderbilt before the Cpn lab closed and was evaluated and treated by Dr. Stratton with the help of her local physicians. Her full story is fascinating as it charts a course many of us with CFS and FM are all too familiar with. She also provides so glimpses into the bigger studies Dr. Stratton participated in suggesting up to 50% of CFS patients may be Cpn related. Astrodiana has her full story at this link:http://www.phoenix-cfs.org/Story%20Diana's.htmDiana will be condensing this story for this site, but in the mean time I thought you'd like seeing the original missive.
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
Does it work?
It has been noted that most users of the combination antibiotic protocols commenting here have not been on the treatment long enough to give a big enough pool of reports to feel assured of the efficacy of this approach. I had asked Drs. Stratton, Wheldon, and Powell to perhaps tally up at least some basic numbers from their case experience to help us out with this problem, but this would involve problems of confidentiality and use of private data, etc. Then, I suddenly realized that we already have a good list of anecdotal reports of response to treatment reported data available to us... right in the Stratton/Mitchell patent materials! (Sheepish, embarrassed grin). So I took it as a project to summarize this data by disease treated. Occasionally I have used the exact wording from the patent materials as they were brief and descriptive. We have the full text referenced in our treatment and links if you want to see more detail. All reported had with positive serology for Cpn using the highly sensitive tests developed by Stratton/Mitchell. I left out a few whose diagnosis was not clear to me, you can see them in the patent materials #6,884,784 All on some form of the combination antibiotic therapy protocol.