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More new info. on David Wheldon's site................

..................on this page:

Peripheral Nerve Inflammation and Central Pain
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy

A number of people with chronic infection with Chlamydia pneumoniae, whether or not they have MS, can get what can be described as a deep, grinding bone pain; it has a crushing quality. It does not correspond to any recognised area supplied by a sensory nerve, and it can travel along a limb, one moment being in the shoulder and the next ...
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Just learned about the antibotic & MS connection

My husband has a progressive form of MS they say. His symtoms came on quickly and he his have extreme problems now, and they believe it to be primary progressive.

I read the information about chlamydia pneumoniae from David Wheldon. I found several other articles posted in the Library of Medicine publication reviewing the bacterial connection.

We had thought my husband may have Lyme but maybe it this bacteria. We are visiting my husband local ...
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I dream of an ms treatment...

I had a really wierdo dream last night and want to share it with you guys. In the dream, I was watching a pharmacist mix a treatment combination for ms'ers. It was a liquid preparation of activated charcoal and predisone, to be taken with doxy. He told me it was an old, well-known effective treatment, but there was not "much of a call for it"
He even wrinkled his nose at the smell--and said ...
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minocycline and interferon-beta in a model of MS ... query_hl=1

J Neuroimmunol. 2005 Aug;165(1-2):83-91. Related Articles, Links

Effective combination of minocycline and interferon-beta in a model of
multiple sclerosis.

Giuliani F, Fu SA, Metz LM, Yong VW.

Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Calgary, Calgary,
Alberta, Canada.

The objective of the current study was to investigate whether minocycline
improves the effect of an existing multiple sclerosis (MS) medication,
interferon-beta, on experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) in mice. ...
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Bursting the elementary bodies

David has done a lot of work to his web site, which is worth a look
This page is especially worth a look:

Easing mitochondrial stress in chronic Chlamydia pneumoniae infections: the use of dietary supplements

and especially this:

Bursting the elementary bodies

The protein coat which surrounds and protects the chlamydial elementary body relies on disulphide bonds within and between macromolecules to maintain its conformity. Reduction of these bonds disrupts the ...
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ABX, W/ Rebif

Does anyone have any one have any casual recommendations as to what ABX to take, how much to take, and the frequency? I noticed that the trials running now only involve mino, or doxy, but I noticed several of you all posting that you are taking both? or other combo's? Why, what is the mode of action? As long as you are receiving the MMP's, isn't that what matters? Paratek is developing a non-antibiotic tetracycline, ...
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My lazy update for anyone whos interested


I have now been on doxy and roxi since about the 10th Sep this year.

I cannot honestly say I have had any reactions to the two antibiotics, so I decided to start the flagyl a little early (ie after only 3-4 weeks). Ok, so im impatient. It gets worse...

I also thought, lets try for the 5 day flagyl (metronidazole) pulse, and monitor my body temp and how i felt VERY closely.

So, ...
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Interesting talk on link of histamine and a "viral"


I found this bit at while looking into procarin.

Its interesting, but it seems like something that would be easy to prove (or disprove).

Elaine DeLack has a different point of view. Based on her research (she cites the Journal of Neuroscience Research; Archives of Neurology; Pharmacology, - Biochemistry and Behavior, Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine; Annals of Neurology; Journal of Neurochemistry) she writes: "I believe that MS is a result of ...
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feeling spongy pain after abx


I have been taking Minocycline 50 mg every other day for 3 weeks. I am slowly increasing it as I go. Anyways, for the last week or so I have had something like bone pain in my arm and then again in my right leg.

It was a good thing I was sitting down because when this spongy bone pain struck my right arm, I would have fallen. It was quick though. The leg ...
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Combined Avonex and Doxycycline treatment from AC/ECTRIMS

Doxycycline Could Enhance Interferon Beta 1-a (Avonex) Therapy in Remitting Relapsing MS: Presented at ECTRIMS
By Bruce Sylvester

THESSALONIKI, GREECE -- October 4, 2005 -- Interim findings from an ongoing study suggest that the addition of oral doxycycline to interferon beta 1-a (Avonex) therapy for patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) results in statistically significant reduction of gadolinium enhancing (Gd+) lesions compared to interferon beta 1-a monotherapy..........................

................................"We saw a great reduction in ...
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