Has anyone used a low dose antibiotic treatment for a year or two to help rid our bodies of the germs known to cause FM/Chronic Fatigue in most people?
The Antibiotics are used to boost and strengthen our own immune system so it can kill off the germs that are mimicking healthy cells and are making us sick. That is why our blood test are normal when we are so very sick. The normal test do not pick up the real culprates and therefore only our symptoms are treated.
Please do a Google search for "The Marshall Protocol" and read up on it and let me know what you think.
I think I have come down with Cronic Fatigue or Gulf War Syndrom in addition to FM and if it will cure the CFS and the damage it is doing to my body that is unseen and unknown to many, including many doctors, I want it gone and out of my body.
Let me know what you think. I gave my Doctor all of the info and she is studying on it since this is the answers to all of the mysteries of FM and CFS.
Are we ready to get our lives back since we have been told for years that it is cronic and will never go away, and the biggest lie of FM that it is not doing any tissue damage when that is not the complete truth. We are waisting away before our own eyes.
"Patients with FMS or CFS often have multiple mycoplasmal infections and probably other chronic infections as well. CFS/FMS patients infected with different mycoplasma species generally had a longer history of illness, suggesting that patients may have contracted additional infections with time. Once mycoplasmal infections have been identified in the white blood cell fractions of subsets of CFS, FMS, GWI, RA and other patients, they can be successfully treated.
Appropriate treatment with antibiotics should result in patient improvement and even recovery.(6,19,20) The recommended treatments for mycoplasmal blood infections require long-term antibiotic therapy, usually multiple 6-week cycles of doxycycline (200-300 mg/day),(47) ciprofloxacin (1,500 mg/day), azithromycin (500 mg/day) or clarithromycin (750-1,000 mg/day).(48) Multiple cycles are required, because few patients recover after only a few cycles, possibly because of the intracellular locations of mycoplasmas like M. fermentans and M. penetrans, the slow-growing nature of these microorganisms and their relative drug sensitivities.
Why aren't physicians routinely treating mycoplasmal and other chronic infections? In many cases they are treating these infections, but it has been only recently that such infections have been found in so many unexplained chronic illnesses. These infections cannot be successfully treated with the usual short courses of antibiotics due to their intracellular locations, slow proliferation rates and inherent insensitivity to most antibiotics. In addition, a fully functional immune system may be essential to overcoming these infections, and this is why vitamin and nutritional supplements are so important.
We have proposed that chronic infections are an appropriate explanation for the morbidity seen in a rather large subset of CFS, FMS, GWI and RA patients, and in a variety of other illnesses. Not every patient will have this as a diagnostic explanation or have the same types of chronic infections, and additional research is necessary to clarify the role of such infections in chronic diseases.(1,7) Some patients may have chemical or radiological exposures or other environmental problems as an underlying reason for their chronic signs and symptoms.
In these patients, chronic infections may be opportunistic.
In others, somatoform disorders or illnesses caused by psychological or psychiatric problems may indeed be important. However, in these patients antibiotics, supplements and immune enhancers should have no lasting effect whatsoever, and they should not recover on such therapies.
The identification of specific infectious agents in the blood of chronically ill patients may allow many patients with CFS, FMS, GWI or RA and other chronic diseases to obtain more specific diagnoses and effective treatments for their illnesses.
Finally, patients with cardiopathies, AIDS, respiratory illnesses, and urogenital infections are often infected with Mycoplasma, Chlamydia, Brucella or other chronic, invasive bacterial and parasitic infections, and these patients could benefit from appropriate antibiotic and neutraceutical therapies that alleviate morbidity."
The Gov has spent a lot of money trying to solve the mystery of the Gulf War Syndrome and the infections seem too be a common theme they are discovering. Study the Gulf War Illness web sites for more info.