I must respectfully disagree with your assessment of Thisisms becoming a mouthpiece of any one regime. I found this site in 2004 after my husband's diagnosis, and I cherish the knowledge (all of it) that I gained from it.
It helped me understand what supplements might be helpful, what we could expect from progression, the ins and outs of Avonex, Tysabri (which my husband had three infusions of ) and the abx regimen. I also learned a bit about LDN and statins.
People looking for info would still find out all of this today. You're correct, there is more info on this site about abx then ever before, but that is simply born from the fact that there are many more people attempting this therapy. Like it or not, this is where the abx (unproven, anecdotal as it is) regimen seeded itself and it continues to grow.
Now, I have noted that cpn people (sounds a little strange!) do not hound regulars here on the forum who are not interested in abx, but I can assure you that when one believes in something so profound as a possible cessation of this wretched disease it will be shared. For heaven's sake, just with the improvement (yes, I mean improvement) that I have seen in my husband over the last month and a half, I want to shout from the mountain top.
If a new individual (a progressive one contemplating chemo, especially) comes here, I will promise you that I will point them in that direction--no apologies. This is not cult- like--this is real life with a lot at stake!
And Ian, if you stumble across something that stops your MS in its tracks ---please, please share it. Many would be grateful
Finally, here's an informed opinion from a totally uninterested party--one who is very respected in the Lyme community---Dr. Steven Phillips the president of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society. At a conference in May 2005 in Farmington, Connecticut he stated that there should be large scale treatment of MS with antibiotics.
Here's the whole link:
http://www.personalconsult.com/articles ... event.html
My point is that if one actually looks into this idea of MS being caused by a bacteria there are others besides Sarah and David and Vanderbilt and those at CPn Help who believe this. Just look!
I respect you, Ian. You know you remind me of my husband (same age, same month and year of diagnosis, we both have kids) so I do not want to offend, however, I feel you were unfair in your posting. You have been around the abx wheel and don't want to do it--so be it, but afford other people the opportunity to at least check it out. And allow those who believe they are improving to share this wonderful news.
Sorry if I said too much--emotional, I am today! Lexy