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Very thorough research article with treatment options, both pharma and natural herbs and supplements.

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Bartender, I've been beating that Mycoplasma drum on this site for 19 months. Thank you for sharing this very enlightening reading. It's long but everyone needs to read this.

I've known personally how much this bacteria has played out in my own health and recovery the last 20 yrs.

Even though I tested positive 10 yrs ago for Myco pN, I never really gave it any true thought because I did not have lung or breathing issues. Shame on me.

But now I know that blood test meant you are harboring Mycoplasma, many strains. Not just Myco Pneumonia.

So how have I been treating it for 19 mths? Vitamins, supplements and Rife freqs. I'm still at it.

I had urinary/urethra pain issues for many years. Only semi controlled with supplements. When I started Rifing for Myco, it was an aha experience for me. Finally I'm pain free in that area.


"Never, never, never, never, never give up" Winston Churchill

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I have this infection too. Pam, so glad you get results with rifing for this. I've been doing herbs and antibiotics.

I will read this article for other herbs that might help.

I think it causes so much fatigue. Buhner says it can even cause anxiety, depression, or worse.

Herbal Treatments for Lyme and Co-Infections:

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I am new to mycoplasma. My LLMD thinks that it is my remaining issue. I have cognitive problems that clear up with ABX treatment as one of the main reasons he thinks that. I am sure there are other reasons he thinks this but I dont know them.

Anyway I scanned that paper above and it is above my head at this point but noticed the following statement:

There remains an ongoing controversy whether to treat clinically patients who have mycoplasmal infections. Even with mycoplasmal involvement as possible causes of chronic illnesses, as co-factors or as bystanders causing co-morbid conditions, this controversy has endured.
Why is it controversial to treat it?
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Great article, thanks Bonnie!
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I have read a great deal of material on mycoplasma and related organisms like ureaplasma and remain of the view that they have a role in chronic illness.

As a result of this and a positive blood test for mycoplasma pn. I had some correspondence with the author of that paper Garth L Nicolson.

I was looking for input on suitable labs to perform accurate mycoplasma diagnostic testing (his own organization does that but does not offer internationally)

Garth Nicolson has made a name for himself in many papers promoting the case for mycoplasma in various chronic diseases ( CFS, Chronic Lyme, Gulf War syndrome - were the most prominent )

his responses were a bit odd, basically consisted of somewhat defensive statements about the nature of the organization he ran, rather than any help with my actual inquiry.
I thought it a bit odd of someone who had apparently dedicated a good part of their life towards helping people with this infection.

It made me think that pressure may have been brought to bear on him to modify his message but that is purely supposition on my part.

I think i read also that some of his work had been discredited.

The one thing that he did offer was he believed treatment with a supplement he had co-developed (and I think has a financial interest in), called NT factor, could significantly help symptoms(although not the underlying infection).
NT factor is basically a mixture of naturally occurring phospholipids - similar to those that make up the membrane of the mitochondria in our cells and I believe the theory is these become damaged in many fatiguing illnesses through oxidative stress and that supplementation can help restore their function.

He has published papers supporting a range of NT factor products. eg

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