Yes, this is fairly common in patients with systemic Mycoplasma infections, but it also occurs in other chronic intracellular bacterial infections (Chlamydia, Borrelia, Brucella, etc.) and some viral infections as well but perhaps not as severe as in the former infection.
If you go to our website and download the treatment considerations, you will find several alternatives to antibiotics for treatment of chronic infections like Mycoplasma. They may not be as effective as antibiotics, but some patients can’t tolerate antibiotics and have few alternatives that can be considered. We usually don’t really recommend low-dose antibiotics, because they tend to set up resistance strains of the infection by selection.
Thanks again Dr. Nicolson for your time and all of your efforts. I had blood and urinary tests for Chlamydia, but not for other intracellular infections. I would like to have more tests ran, but am having difficulty finding someone locally who is willing to fully investigate or deal with such a complicated case.
I have perused the treatment considerations portion of the site and I see a lot of good information that will take me some time to digest. I am curious if the supplement S-Ame is mentioned in any of it and the previous question was in regards to a treatment regimen for chronic infections which I had read about called the Marshall protocol.
Thanks again for your time and best wishes for the future.
The supplement that you mention has been used but with mixed results, so we are careful about recommending it. Also, many of the supplements are useful, but not for everyone. Not all patients respond to the supplements listed as useful, but in general, most do respond positively.
The Marshall protocol is difficult to follow for most patients, and not all patients respond to this therapy approach. However, some patients report good results with this protocol, so I consider it worthwhile to investigate.