Stage Three: Treating Infections and Coagulation
At this point, you may be feeling wonderful or just a little better. Regardless, it is best to continue onwards treating any issues returned by the Stage Two Exit tests.
You should research each pathogen found to determine what works well, sometimes or rarely for each specific type of infection. Do no assume that a physician will have time to do this. Bring the name of the recommended antibiotic or antiviral to your MD with the literature supporting its use. There is a small number of antibiotics that will eliminate most of these infections. The best results (least time on antibiotics with success) have been reported when antibiotics are changed monthly -- this is a bit of a novel approach for many MDs, so you may wish to provide the papers of Dr. Jadin to your MD. In some cases, transfer factor may be suggested or needed.
You may find that there are non-prescription supplements that are effective against some infections - for example:
Transfer factor is a natural alternative to antibiotics and antivirals. Unfortunately, it is available for only a few pathogens and can be expensive. It does not require a prescription (and thus not covered by medical insurance). The following are currently on the market:
For best pricing see: http://www.transferfactor-priceinfo.com/
Warning: You should stop the fibrin dissolving enzymes before starting anti-pathogens. These enzymes potentate anti-pathogens and can result in major herxheimer reaction. Some have been documented to result in 10x greater concentration in tissue. You should always start all anti-pathogens at a very low level and increase slowly to keep the herxheimer reaction reasonable.
Chances are that you will have a hereditary coagulation defect (it is possible to acquire them also from exposure to pollutants). Learn as much as you can about your defect using Medline. There are many non-prescription supplements which will help certain defects (and in some cases, make other defect's symptoms worse -- for example Evening Primrose Oil is a two edged sword). You will likely be prescribed very low-dosage heparin. Heparin is like insulin, it is the substance that your body produces to dissolve coagulation. Heparin is usually extracted from cows and is not a synthetic chemical. Because your own heparin may have a missing component (defect), this new heparin will compensate for what you are deficient in and you should start feeling better -- in some cases, a major improvement may happen within a week. [Unfortunately, customized extracts for each coagulation defect is not available].
The use of heparin may cause other coagulation products to increase (often fibrinogen) because you are dissolving a back-log of coagulation products. Using Turmeric (a common kitchen spice) will help reduce the fibrinogen level. Turmeric is also an anti-inflammatory and antiviral for EBV.
There are non-prescription supplements effective against some types of coagulation. For example:
Duration: Once you have stop herxing from the antipathogens, you should resume with fibrin dissolving enzymes. Again, start at a low level and slowly increase as the herx returns.
Termination Condition: No Herxheimer reaction for one complete set of anti-pathogens cycle with 18,000 GDU of bromelain (typically 3 months with 3 antibiotics families being used).
With rotating antibiotics, approximately 9 months (3 cycles of 3 antibiotics) is expected to be common. Significant (or full) remission should be apparent by month 6.