The medication I took that completely cured my asthma
First dose of medication June, 1996
The medication I was prescribed consisted of 36 – 250 mg capsules of Azithromycin (also known as Zithromax) by Pfizer. This was only enough to last for 9 weeks and not nearly enough to cure my asthma.
Every Saturday for 9 weeks I took 500 mg (2 x 250 mg capsules) in the morning and another 500mg (2x 250 mg capsules) in the evening. In other words This dosage was 1000 mg of azithromycin once a week, for 9 weeks.
After the first dose I still had asthma and didn’t seem to be that much better. I was disappointed and once again contacted Dr. Hahn to ask if it would be reasonable to take more of the antibiotic. He said that it often takes more than one treatment so that advice was passed along to my local doctor.
The second dose of medication
antibiotics was then prescribed which lasted another 5 weeks and again every Saturday 1000 mg of Zithromax was taken. It was 2x 250mg capsules in the morning and 2x 250mg capsules at night This medication dose was 1000 mg once a week, for 5 more weeks.
Even after this second medication dose, my asthma was still with me for several more months. Fortunately, my immune system finished the job that the antibiotics started and several months later I was completely cured and asthma free. Gamma Globulin was prescribed by one doctor for a teenage patient who relapsed after treatment. The patient is in Dr. Hahn’s book. The Gamma globulin strengthened her immune system and now she is completely cured.
To summarize …
My entire Azithromycin antibiotic regimen lasted 14 weeks and consisted of 1000 mg once a week (4x 250 mg capsules).
However in 2017 a new concensus is emerging among a few different doctors
is that patients may require up to a year of a mixture of several antibiotics. I’ve heard from people who were prescribed both azithromycin AND doxycyline as well as another who was prescribed Clarithromycin (Biaxin) 500mg twice a day with Doxycycline Hyclate 100mg twice a day.
Dr. Hahn’s regimen works for some people including myself, but even Dr. Hahn acknowledges recently that doxycyline may be needed in some instances where the patient doesn’t respond to azithromycin. I’ve heard from some who do not respond at all to azithromycin but do well with doxycyline. We’re all different biologically as your doctor will surely attest to.
Every case is unique … more research is needed !
It’s common for people to experience difficulty in eradicating the Chlamydia pneumoniae (or mycoplasma) bacteria. Watching the videos on biofilms and Chlamydia pneumoniae, it’s easy to to understand how these bacteria can wreak havoc in our bodies and evade treatment from antibiotic therapy. One thing that’s clear is the payoff is absolutely worth it when you finally eradicate the bacteria from your body and are able to breathe free again.
In reading research about chlamydia pneumoniae and mycoplasma, there’s been more and more information out there indicating they may be responsible for a lot more than just asthma. They are prime suspects in causing some extremely serious medical afflictions. COPD, ALS (Lou Gehrigs Disease), RA (Reactive arthritis), MS (Multiple Sclerosis), Heart Disease, CFS (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), and others. And there’s more and more research out there every day to back this up. The bacteria can be a time bomb in your body just waiting for the right opportunity to take up residence in various body tissues.
Finally, these are the vitamins I took during my recovery and they may have or may not have helped
Vitamin E – regular dose of standard vitamin E
Futurebiotics makes a vitamin called Garlic, Echinacea, GoldenSeal+ which were taken just before the antibiotics and continued taking for about 2 years. This is a good vitamin and a natural antibiotic. If I was to recommend one vitamin in the battle against Chlamydia pneumoniae then this would be the one.
Vitamin C – took plenty of vitamin C drinking the fresh orange juice down here in Florida and supplemented with occasional vitamin C tablets.
My diet also underwent changes. Red meat was cut from the diet and I also cut back on sugar. This also may or may not have had anything to do with my getting better, but you never know.
Recently there has been many articles how Vitamin D3 can be a tremendous help for people using long term antibiotics in the fight against Chlamydia pneumoniae Dr. David Wheldon who works with MS patients, believes a vitamin D deficiency may make you more susceptible to Chlamydia pneumoniae infection.
The good news for me was early 1996 was the last time I needed any asthma medicine at all. Going through some files my wife keeps, we reviewed the many receipts for ventolin, serovent ,albuteral, steroid dose packs, Seldane, and other expensive medications that were required. (these were from 1985-1995). They were necessary just to be able to breathe. Most of the time I was using 3 different inhalers. Intal, Ventolin and one of several inhaled steroids. Even with the inhalers I constantly struggled to breathe.
The money saved over the years probably would have paid for the house we live in now. That’s why I have no problem paying for this website over the years. It’s the least I can do. A fortune was spent on medications just to treat the symptoms and not the cause. Even with all that medicine, the asthma was constantly spinning out of control and life was a constant struggle with much suffering.
Even though I was never a big fan of taking antibiotics, there wasn’t much of a choice at the time. There were no other options so I felt it was just a matter of time before my next major asthma attack would be fatal. As it turned out, taking the antibiotics was the best thing I have ever done in my life health wise. I have been completely healthy ever since and I rarely get sick.
It’s wonderful being able to take a deep deep breath without any wheezing at all and is something I still greatly appreciate and will never take for granted again. People who have never experienced severe asthma usually don’t understand how terrible and scary it is.
Azithromycin / Zithromax / Zpack
Azithromycin is a long-acting macrolide antibiotic that works by interfering with the protein synthesis of the bacteria. Zithromax is the generic version of Azithromycin. Azithromycin reaches peak effect in a little over two hours.You could notice a slight relief in symptoms directly corresponding to this 2 hour time frame. Relief of symptoms then tapers off slowly over the next couple of days. This is also in keeping with the remarkably long half-life of 62 hours for the Azithromycin. Any slight side-effects also seemed to taper off at the same rate.
Azithromycin usually comes in 250 mg capsules or tablets in packs of 6.
Generic Azithromycin Generic azithromycin is sold under the names Azithromycin tablets and Azithromycin oral suspension (liquid). Some available strengths of Azithromycin tablets include 250 mg, 500 mg, and 600 mg. The oral suspension form of the drug also comes in a number of strengths, including 100 mg/5 mL and 200 mg/5 mL. A few of the companies that manufacture generic azithromycin include Sandoz, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Pliva.
Antibiotics can kill the “good bacteria” in your stomach. Some people go to a health food store and purchase acidophilus to replace the flora in your stomach. Otherwise you could get diarrhea or loose stools after a week or two. Acidophillus is the bacteria used to make yogurt, so you can eat yogurt as well. I never had any problems and did not take this but many people have since we’re all biologically unique.