I agree that anyone considering the Marshal Protocol has to be very careful.
I found on the WEB that Marshal has a PHD in Electrical Engineering!!!
And also found this persons's comments on the Protocol.
He was actually removed from the Marshal site
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2005 17:46:43 -0500
Sender: ME/CFS and Fibromyalgia Information Exchange Forum
From: "Ken Lassesen <ken@LASSESEN.COM> via Co-Cure Moderators"
Subject: MED: Multiple reports of Addison´s disease from Marshall
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Given the small number of patients doing MarshallProtocol.com (at last count
~ 120), the number of cases reported is non-trivial/
I have received reports or confirmed symptoms cited on MarshallProtocol.com
posts to cause me to believe that, IMHO, in many clinical studies these
results would have resulted in immediate suspension of the trial.
One of these patients has granted me permission to quote from his experience
(the author is known to me and thus I believe is creditable).
"Addison´s disease is a life-threatening situation, and calumniates in what
is referred to as an adrenal crisis. Following 5 such adrenal crisis, and
despite having made my problems clear on the official Marshall Protocol
site, (from the very first crisis), I felt my symptoms were ignored by the
senior staff there who dismissed my symptoms as a herx (Bacteria die off)
and following a long debate I was forced to reframe from posting messages on
the official site.
Following these events and now having a confirmed Diagnosis of Addison´s;
and having the hindsight of spending time reading up about the possible
connections between these ARBs and Addison´s, and further from learning
about others who have also described very similar problems to me, who were
also treated as I was on the official MP site, I have decided to go public
with my concerns.
SC: My tests results for ACTH arrived today and were 10 times The lower
level. AMAZINGLY my light sensitivity has disappeared with Cortisone
supplementation IMMEDIATELY. As Pä here also mentioned the same happened to
her upon cortisone supplementation.
>From what I am learning, one of the most common indicators of Addison's Is
that the body obtains a sun tan (strange that). What with this being a very
common symptom of Addison's and finding that at least two people here who
are CONFIRMED to suffer with ether Addison's or Adrenal insufficiency have
mentioned that the sensitivity to sun went with cortisone treatment, Id be
surprised if what is being related to by many here is sun induced bacteria
HERX, as claimed by TM but rather a hormonal crisis being brought on because
of lack of adrenal hormones.
Many of the people who have complained of so-called Light Herx, here and on
the MP site have described symptoms exactly as I had that were clearly not
herx but rather related to hormonal changes. If anyone looks through the
battles I had on the MP site, you will see many arguments I had with those
'in the know' with me explaining to them that what I was experiencing was no
Herx but hormonal. Contrary to their professional opinion.
The other interesting thing I learn recently (from those in the know about
Addison's) is that some drugs are well known to deplete ones reserves of
Aldesterone and Cortisol. I will over the next few days try and compile some
more evidence to show this. But if you read between the lines I think we
might all seriously consider having a good look into the possibility that
what is noticed as sensitive to light could be being caused because of
Adrenal hormones insufficiency.
I have placed his full comments (with permission) at
So be careful of what you find on the WEB especially if it is medical advice from a non-professional!