Rheumatoid Arthritis

Paul 2017 USA

In many way I have had a life of suffering.  I grew up with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  I was healed by God at age 12.  I was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome at age 31.  All through my thirties (I am now 64) I was very sick.  I would go to a specialized chiropractor.  He helped me in many ways.

Eventually, I bumped my head in a friend’s basement and all my joints were inflamed.  I went to my family doctor.  He sent me to a Rheumatologist.  At 41  (in 1993) I was diagnosed with RA.  This rheumatologist attempted to put me on “normal RA protocol”.

I called my chiropractor and told him I had been diagnosed with RA.  He shared that he had been in a bookstore and he bumped into a book rack.  The book by Henry Scammell:  “The Arthritis Breakthrough” fell at my chiropractor’s feet.  My chiropractor bought and read the book.  He immediately saw me as having RA.  My Chiropractor warned me:  “DO NOT ALLOW ANY RHEUMATOLOGIST TO PUT YOU ON ANY MEDICATION EXCEPT TETRACYCLINE TYPE MEDICATION”.

I went back to my rheumatologist.  I insisted that I would not be on any drugs other than tetracycline.  My rheumatologist warned me about the: “Dangers of following Thomas McPhersons Brown antibiotic protocol.”  I insisted.  My rheumatologist put me on doxycycline for one month.  At the end of that month, I called the office and asked for more medication.  My rheumatologist was out of the country for 5 weeks.  His secretary called in another month of doxycycline.  At the end of the next month I called the secretary a second time.  She shared that my rheumatologist was still out of the country.  She called a year’s supply of doxycycline.  I took this mediation following Dr. Brown’s pulsed protocol for the next 18 months.

I came back to my rheumatologist.  I shared that I had been on antibiotics for 20 months.  He threw a fit.  He shared that what I did was extremely dangerous.  He told me that he was going to expel me as a patient unless I was more compliant.  He ordered lab work.

I came back the next month.  My rheumatologist read me the lab results.  My RA factor was zero.  My doctor said:  “You are cured”.

Am I not one of the worse patients a medical doctor could ever have?

I want to thank the Road Back Foundation for all their work and support throughout the years.  I have never had another Rheumatoid flare.  However, in 2001 I was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme.  I had Lyme and Babesiosis.  For that I was fortunate to find a Lyme Literate Doctor who treated me with antibiotics for eight years.  There is no doubt that I have some sort of immune problem.  I have had Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Chronic Lyme and Chronic Babesiosis.  I am back to fulltime employment as a chaplain and, on the side, I am a chicken farmer.   I am thankful for the measure of good health that I now have.




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