What is Cpn?

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What is Cpn?

Postby savagek » Fri Sep 07, 2007 4:53 pm


I read a post stating Cpn and lyme disease are covered by the same treatment - meaning antibiotics.

What is Cpn?


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Postby Dovechick » Fri Sep 07, 2007 5:12 pm

Ok, not easy to explain Cpn in one go... Basically Cpn (Chlamydia Pneumoniae) is a bacterium transmitted through cough and sneezes which does not cause the majority of people more than a flu like episode. However some people are much more affected than others, ie some susceptible people will suffer from MS or CFS, or RA or like me Alopecia, to name but a few, as a result of this infection.
It is difficult to detect and difficult to treat because of its reproductive cycle and its ability to lie dormant inside the cells of your body. For more information about this bug you might find it useful to go to
www.CPn Help.org (this url does not work on this site, so you will need to do a search for CPn Help)
and www.davidwheldon.co.uk/ms-treatment.html
Simply put it is something like tuberculosis, difficult to treat and eradicate. Unlike tuberculosis it 'kills you more slowly' and in the meantime incapacitates some unlucky sufferers.
It is estimated that up to 70% of the over 50 population are suffering from some Cpn related ailments.
The protocol used to treat this disease consists of two antibiotics taken simultaneously which stop the beast from replicating. When these are well tolerated another is added intermittently that kills some of the bugs. It is important not to kill too many of them at one go, was the dead bacteria are toxic and can make you quite ill, hence the length of time it takes to treat it.
This is just a very sketchy explanation... It is a complex beast and we are complex organisms so there is a lot to learn.
Hope this helps you on your way...
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Postby Katman » Sat Sep 08, 2007 4:48 am

Hi, Rob

My own little contribution to your thread is to say that from my position about a year and a half ahead of the Dove is to concur with everything she said and add my opinion from that perspective. My story is unfinished at this point but I have come in to the sunshine after three years of antibiotics. If you are interested, read and learn. There are no dumb questions!

2010 5 years 4 months Now on Amoxicillin, Doxy, Rifampin, Azith, and caffeine in addition to  flagyl. 90% normal good days-50% normal bad days. That is a good thing.
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Postby Loriyas » Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:01 am

I am exploring this avenue myself. What I have learned thus far makes a lot of sense to me. I suggest that you read up on as much as you can so that you can be educated when you see your doctor. You said you had a lyme literate doctor so he/she may very well be familiar with this. He/she could answer your questions, as well as doing your own research. Good luck to you and let us know what you find out from your doc. Also visit the sites mentioned previously-wealth of information there.

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