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Ellen101
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I was wondering who here has done or are doing the Marshall Protocol. If you are doing it now are you noticing improvement compared to what you were seeing with traditional lyme treatment?

I'm really confused as to which way to go. My Vit D was extremely low so my PCP had me take a high dose once a week for 3 months to bring it back up and now I'm taking 1000mg /day. I see that Vit D is contraindicated in the protocol.

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Personally, I would pass.

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1. Protocol is dangerous/unhealthy... Vit. D3 is essential for optimization of immune system, etc.
2. Marshall lists a RESEARCH FOUNDATION... turns out to be his HOME ADDRESS.
3. Marshall lists a hospital affiliation... HIS WIFE WORKS THERE... NOT HIM!
Ego maniac... bogus treatment.

Pass...

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Neil M Martin
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The "protocol" seemed worth a try as my Vitamin D levels were out of range high. It was a very detailed protocol but an MD and ND suggested that I consider it.

After over a year on Benicar I had better stamina and mental clarity but my BP was 80/40. I felt more ligh headed than normal and weak, and discontinued Benicar went back to my prior routine on oral antibiotics alone.

Then my ankles and feet began to swell. My GFR
was low (is now back to normal) and my doctor said I was not supposed to up and quit Benicar.

I now take water pills for my kidneys.

I called MP. Dr. Marshall answered. He said you need ongoing advice from the MP web site: it is virtually impossible to succeed with on protocol on your own.

Sounding a bit gruff, he directed me to his web site. I do not think he was that interested in my situation.

This is only my experience. The protocol may have helped others. I still avoid sunlight and reduce my Vitamin D intake.

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Ellen101
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Thanks for all the feedback. After alot of reading and reviewing what was posted I really don't think it is for me.

To begin with my Vit D was extremely low where as it seems those who went that route had high levels to begin with.

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You will not find much support for MP on here, Ellen. I know several who went through high dose abx and did not improve, only to recover their health on MP. It's same as anything, works for some and not others.
Which of your Vit D's was low? You need to get two measurements, 1,25 D and 25-OH. One is usually low and the other high in Lyme and chronically ill people.

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By the way, as the far as the danger of the protocol....what we are doing here with high dose long term antiobiotics is pretty dangerous....but we and our doctors seem to blow that right off.
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Ellen101
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Thanks CD 57 I will have to pull out my labs and check them out.

Yes, you have a really good point what we are doing here with antibiotics, parasite treatments etc is definitely very dangerous as well.

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M.P. is a hoax that preys on desperate sick people
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You are NOT a candidate for the MP, with your vitamin levels. It's just that simple. You would not qualify.

It's for those with HIGH Vitamin D but even then, IMO, after much study, I think it is far too limited for anyone with any tick-borne infection and can be quite dangerous.
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(old thread)

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Ellen101
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quote:
Originally posted by Lymetoo:
(old thread)

Yes, this was back in December, but thanks for the responses
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Ohhhhh . . . I dive right in and forget to look at the date.

Thanks for waking up my brain and reminding me to FIRST look at the posting date. It can sure save time when we check the date.
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