This is a story from a person without internet access:
I was diagnosed with relapsing remitting MS in 1995 and then two years later, my MS changed to secondary progressive, maybe because after my initial hospitalization, I refused all drugs. I decided to go the diet, supplements and exercise route. My choice. I've found working with people with MS, we have a stubborn streak! All drugs that were offered to me at the time, had side effects and made no sense to me. I don't think there's any new drugs without side effects. Seems to be the nature of pharmaceuticals.
So, I was surprised to be starting David Wheldon's treatment after reading of your progress in the West Kootenay Contact, going online to find out more details, and then, of course, going to my doctor.
At first I got worse, it was like opening the door to MS and saying, "Come on in," I had to take a few breaks and make some adjustments to my supplements before carrying on. I had begun this treatment at the end of March, taking the first two antibiotics, Rifampin and Doxycycline, with my version of the supplements (more than what David Wheldon calls for). It wasn't until the end of July when my body would accept the third antibiotic, the added metronidazole. At first, only one every 14 days. Now, I'm on a 19 day cycle, taking ' the zole," as you referred to the third antibiotic, for 5 days at the end of that cycle.
It's been 7 months since I began the treatment. I have a better sense of balance and I can see all the work I have to do to improve my gains. I have left my canes and staffs in the old. large milk jug on the porch, just in case!
I have a clarity of thought and perception that returned to me around the end of August, when I felt as though a cloud lifted from my mind. I also have not had an exacerbation since I began this treatment, despite travelling more than usual, experiencing the summer heat, and generally doing way more things than has been common for me to do in quite a number of years.
The last exacerbation I did have, back in February, was what got me looking with interest at this David Wheldon treatment as a possibility because I could see that despite making a few small gains, I was getting worse overall. More experienced with handling exacerbations, but I wanted to stop the whole thing if that was possible.
I do not think the organism is chlamydia pneumoniae but another mystery organism that is susceptible to the antibiotics, the way David Wheldon explains.
I will stick with this treatment for the recommended year. I believe it is stopping my MS symptoms.
I have been damaged from having this disease for many years and I don't know how much I'll recover. I'm awfully glad that I feel it will end. It is the MS way to always begin again and again, but for whatever reason, this time it feels different. I thank you for letting us know of this treatment and for inspiring us. $3600 per year is a lot cheaper than anything the MS Society has offered us so far. Antibiotics are still pharmaceuticals, but they're pretty benign and I feel as though they're working for me. Thank you, Colin.
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