Hi, DenverCo -I started antibiotics before I was tested for cpn. When I couldn't find a doctor, I ordered the meds on the internet, but found a doctor before I started taking them (I used them for backup if I didn't pick up my refills in time, so they weren't wasted). By the time I asked for the results of a cpn test, which was done a week or two after I started on this treatment, it was a year later. I never saw the numbers, but was told on the phone that I was 'postive'. Since I was so much improved and had moved on to the doctor who prescribed for me, I never went back to the original doctor at all.
I agree with Sarah that Dr. Wheldon's site is a good place to start, only because it's direct and clear. He write like a normal person and a normal person can understand him. If you don't have the site info, search: David Wheldon multiple sclerosis chronic infection. You have enough experience to know whether you want to investigate the cites and papers listed there. I normally advise newbies to ignore them and read for the 'meat', then go back and investigate the links and citations once they understand the basics of the disease and the treatment.
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