Hi, I'm now 60 years old, married and live in Clearwater, Florida.
It's been OVER 19 years since my asthma was cured and it's hard to imagine having that life again. So many make excuses why this can't work for them and close their minds because they have been told all their life that asthma is incurable.
The research works for many although every case is different. The more I hear from other people and from what other doctors tell me, everyone seems to require different amounts of azithromycin/zithromax or doxycyline. While 14 weeks @ 1000mg of zithromax worked for me, Dr. Wagshul in Miamisburg, OH uses a mixture of azithromycin/zithromax and doxycyline up to a year for his patients and he claims a 99% success rate. Dr. Hahn (now retired) usually recommended multiple treatments if you responded well to the initial treatment.
The number one factor that determines if this protocol will work for you is how strong your immune system is. Those who do what they can to strengthen and boost their immune system will have a better chance of getting better than those with a weakened immune system. This is really important.
In 1995, we moved to Florida from Michigan. This was shortly after my near fatal asthma attack. The hope was the Florida climate would be better for asthma. And although the climate was somewhat better than the cold damp Michigan weather, asthma was still with me and severe.
Now that my asthma is completely cured, I live a normal active lifestyle that includes kayak sailing and enjoying the beaches. I also backpacked 400 miles of the Appalachian trail and waded 40 miles of remote Everglades swamps in mud and water up to waist deep in early 2003 on the Florida National Scenic Trail. Without a doubt, I couldn't do any of this if I still had asthma.
After getting my life back, I thought of all the people still suffering with severe asthma. The circumstances of my story put me in a unique position to help others. Although this research is not yet within standard medical guidelines, many do not have the luxury to wait until that happens. That's why this website is here. To share knowledge and research and to provide hope that there may be an asthma cure that can work for you.
Before being cured of asthma, my life was very different !
Every single night was hell for me. I spent way too many evenings in hospital emergency rooms because my asthma was completely out of control. The many doctors I went to ALL DIAGNOSED ME AS HAVING ASTHMA, but none of them could provide me with more than temporary relief at best. I remember once getting the maximum number of adrenaline shots in an hospital emergency room and the doctor being amazed that my lungs were still congested and wheezy. And those shots HURT !!!!
The only true relief I had was when I took a "dose pack" of steroids. I didn't use them much being fearful of the side effects of steroids. At night there were air cleaners in our bedroom, a humidifier by the bedside, special electronic air cleaners on our furnace, and a breathing machine with a bunch of tubes at our bedside (one that delivers misted medicine). In essence, our bedroom looked like a hospital ward. Despite all the gizmos, I still could not breathe clear during the night and would cough so severely that neighbors would hear me hacking and coughing, even with the windows closed. I occasionally heard co-workers joking "Jim's coughing up another piece of his lung". It was a constant struggle and I felt sorry for my poor wife who had to listen to all the coughing throughout the night.
Since my body wasn't receiving proper amounts of oxygen, many other
aspects of life were affected. Poor sleep combined with shallow breathing kept my
energy levels low and may have caused memory problems from the low amounts of oxygen at night.
It's no way to go through life so that's why I'm grateful for this research and getting a normal life back.
2014 Dr. Hahn's recently published book "A Cure for Asthma?" in paperback and Kindle / Nook format.
Written for medical professionals as well as lay people. Has case studies of severe asthma patients Dr. Hahn treated.
Please note: I receive no compensation from book sale.
The CDC (Centers for disease control and prevention) recognizes the relationship between Chlamydia pneumoniae and Asthma. The CDC acknowledges the possible association of C.pneumoniae with Alzheimer's disease, asthma and reactive arthritis (RA). They also acknowledge using Macrolides type of antibiotics for the treatment.
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An article published in the NY Times By Elisabeth Rosenthal states The (CDC) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention puts the annual cost of asthma in the United States at more than $56 billion, including millions of potentially avoidable hospital visits and more than 3,300 deaths, many involving patients who skimped on medicines or did without. The cost of asthma medicine has skyrocketed in the last decade !!
Macrolides for long term management of asthma meta analysis of randomized clinical trials(PDF)
Listen to a 30 minute radio interview with Dr. Hahn by Joe and Terry Graedon from " The People's Pharmacy" radio show featured on National Public Radio (NPR).
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The University of Wisconsin, American Academy of Family Physicians, Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians (WAFP),The Dean Foundation for Health, Research and Education (Dean Foundation) and Pfizer corporationis sponsoring a study and recruiting volunteers for a study called AZMATICS to determine the effectiveness of Azithromycin as Adjunctive Treatment for Adult Asthma.
Note: The study is no longer recruiting subjects.
Follow this link to learn more about Dr. David Hahn and the Dean Foundation.
I would like to apologize for abruptly shutting down the forum several years ago. Besides dealing with hackers, trolls and rude people, we were going through a stressful time in life that resulted in the loss of our youngest son.
It was just too much so one day I flipped the switch and shut it down.
In the beginning
Every year thousands of people die while experiencing a severe
Take your Asthma or the Asthma of a loved one very seriously !
- Near Fatal Asthma Attack
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ASTHMA AND INFECTION
Recommendations for interested Physicians
David L. Hahn MD. MS.
updated January 2015
Since 1998 the pharmaceuticals and health products industry represent the top industry when it comes to financing lobbiest that influence our laws and federal policies (FDA). As of 2013 2.6 Billion dollars ... yes Billion with a B.
No wonder this research still hasn't made it mainstream while drugs like oxycodone / oxycontin are freely dispensed. Killing and addicting millions.
Then again, it's all about money isn't it?
Click here to view drug industry lobbiest rankings since 1998
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The National Lung Association reports that
The annual direct health care cost of asthma is approximately $15.6 billion; indirect costs (e.g. lost productivity) add another $5.1 billion, for a total of $20.7 billion dollars. Prescription drugs represented the largest single direct cost, at $5.6 billion.
In 2008, it was estimated that 23.3 million Americans currently have asthma. Of these, 12.7 million Americans (4.1 million children under 18) had an asthma attack