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Old 08-29-2013, 07:28 AM   #1
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Chlamydia pneumoniae

Hi Whilst having Lyme testing I have been tested positive for chalmydia pneumoniae. The last time I had a chest/throat infection was 5 years ago. I did not have antibiotics at that time. One of the things worrying me is that I may be contagious. I have read up on it but cant see anything about whether I would be infectious after all this time.

I also read that over 50% of the population have this at some point in their life. Is it imperative to eradicate it from our bodies (the treatment seems very long and aggresive antibiotics). Many of us must have it and not know. Can we just live with it.

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Re: Chlamydia pneumoniae

Elizabeth,

Chalmydia Pneumonia, although not tick born, is part of the complex lyme disease syndrome. Many people with lyme test positive for this. If this is present in your testing it becomes a critical part of your lyme treatment. Hopefully, you are seeing a lyme specialist, an LLMD.

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Chalmydia Pneumonia, although not tick born, is part of the complex lyme disease syndrome. Many people with lyme test positive for this. If this is present in your testing it becomes a critical part of your lyme treatment. Hopefully, you are seeing a lyme specialist, an LLMD.

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Thank you for your reply.

Unfortunately there are very few LLMD's in the UK. You are more or less left to your won devices. I am terribly concerned that I might still be infecting people with CP. I am going to be looking after a newborn and obviously dont want to infect him/her. I dont seem to be able to find an answer to this.

My GP who knows nothing about Lyme has put me on Doxycycline 200mgs a day for a month. I tested positive for Ehrlichia too.

 
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Re: Chlamydia pneumoniae

Hi Elizabeth, with CPN it is easily spread from person to person through coughing and sneezing. It is great for you to be concerned about the baby. But sooner or later especially when it goes to school, it will contract many things.

I also have it and see a specialist for it. The treatment for Lyme and CPN are basically the same. Doctors do not treat either bacteria properly and we need specialist to treat us.
CPN can cause all of the medical conditions that Borrelia (Lyme) does. A low dose of antibiotics and for a short time. Is "not" enough for either.
They both have 3 life stages to them. I have been on long term antibitocs for years. . And will most likely need to the rest of my life.

There is Dr. Wheldon in the U.K. that treats the CPN bacteria. He has helped many with M.S. with treating the CPN bacteria. He is not a lyme doctor. But a specialist in the chlamydia pnumoniae bacteria.
My doctor has a fibromyalgia treatment center. Beings the bacteria gets into our body and brain and can at some point in our life create havoc. Fibro, mental proplems, parkinsons, heart problems, on and on..

Many LLMD's that test for Lyme will test for CPN and Mycoplasma Pnumoniae. They seem to run hand in hand with each other.

There is a lot of information from where you are sitting on both bacterias.

Hope you can find the right treatment.
sorry your going through this.

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Re: Chlamydia pneumoniae

Thank you jojo for your reply. I have read that is is very difficult to get rid of. If it takes months of antibiotics to clear why do we actually do this to our bodies, when we could become reinfected again right away. Apparently most people encounter it as some point in their lives. I am worried that I am contagious.I am not coughing or spluttering over people, should I be worried about being around people.

 
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Re: Chlamydia pneumoniae

I too worried about affecting people with the CPN and Lyme and viral infections I have. I honestly don't see how we can avoid people. I guess the trick to a lot of this, is to keep our immune systems up.

As with any infection we all react differently. I have met people that were tested for CPN and did not have it.

Yes treatment is long. I am lacking a gene that helps fight off infections. So it will be life long treatment for me. BUT I am so much better than I was.
You can also learn to do alternative treatments and taking supplements to raise the immune system.

Try to lean all you can, we have to be our own advocates in all of this.

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