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From the Townsend Letter
October 2006


Recent Progress in Clinical Applications
and Research in Fibromyalgia

by Robert W. Bradford, Professor of Medicine, D. Sc. NMD, and Henry W. Allen, Director of Clinical Biochemistry, BRI

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There is a growing body of evidence that many of the complex signs and symptoms seen in fibromyalgia – as well as in CFS, ALS, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Multiple Sclerosis (MS) – are caused by chronic infections (fungi, bacteria, viruses, and mycoplasma).78 Such infections can follow acute exposure to infectious organisms or immunosuppression due to chronic insults over a prolonged period of time. The FMS patients in this study had high counts of mycoplasma, white fungi (Candida), red fungi (Fusarium), and black fungi (Mucor, Aspergillus, and Alternaria). These various fungal species are immunosuppressive T2 toxins and neurotoxins, responsible for multiple symptoms in FMS. (See Figure 10 {10KB .pdf} and Chart 7).

The limited objective of this open, prospective clinical outcome study is to evaluate changes in the level of pain in fibromyalgia patients, utilizing a broad-spectrum antimicrobial protocol against virus, mycoplasma, fungi, and bacteria. Over a period of two years, forty-two FMS patients were treated utilizing this protocol. The patients were treated at three different locations: (1) the Ingles Integrative Medical Center, Tijuana, BC, Mexico, Prof. R W Bradford et al.; (2) Little Rock, Arkansas, N Becquet, MD; and (3) Washington, DC, Prof. Ann Marie Dixon et al.

There were 41 female patients and one male patient, with ages ranging from 33 years to 68 years. All patients had the primary symptoms of acute muscle pain in shoulders and upper arms, with various secondary symptoms including cardiac irregularity, fatigue, depression, constipation, and swollen extremities. All the patients came in using various forms of pain medication. The duration of their FMS varied from six months to five years. The duration of clinical management was from one to six months.

Blood chemistry, CBL, diff., urinalysis, viral profile, history, physical examination, Bradford Variable Projection Microscopy (BVPM®).

1. Pre-therapy. See Chart 8
2. Antimicrobial protocol (AMP). See Chart 11.
3. Post-therapy – 30 to 90 days. See Chart 9.

Chart 8: Pre-Therapy Considerations
Three (3) days prior to antimicrobial procedure:
1. 4000 IU pancreatin 15-30 minutes before meals, t.i.d.
2. 2 grams of vitamin C, t.i.d.
3. 10 drops of sublingual Taurine (under the tongue), t.i.d.
4. 3 tablets t.i.d. (15,000 IU SOD, 30,000 IU Catalase)
5. 2 capsules reduced glutathione (400 mg), t.i.d.

Adverse Reactions
1. A feeling of light-headedness.
2. Nausea lasting for up to twelve (12) hours, primarily due to Herxheimer toxicity from fungal "die-off".
3. Dark urine from microbial destruction (black fungus), usually clearing within twelve (12) hours.

Clearing of microbial infection is predominantly accomplished within 7 days, assessed by high resolution blood microscopy.

Repeat procedure may be necessary within 30 days. Focal point infections in the bowel are often found, in which case, Sporenox (Itraconazole) at a dosage of 100 mg per day for 20 days has been beneficial. Probiotics to maintain bowel flora integrity should also be considered.

Chart 9: Post-Therapy Considerations for FMS – 90 Days

1. Diflukin, oral 2 weeks
2. Pao D'Arco 4 capsules t.i.d,. 60 days
3. Herbal anti-parasite 1 capsule t.i.d.
4. Herbal colon support 1 tablet in morning / 6 oz. water
5. Herbal cleanse 1 tablet in morning / 6 oz. water
6. Bifidus-Acidophilus ½ tsp, morning and night
7. Bifidus 4 tbs/6 oz water, morning
8. Acidophilus 6 capsules, morning, 15 days
9. Melatonin 1 tablet, evening
10. Calcium Citrate 500 mg, morning
11. Magnesium 1 capsule, t.i.d.
12. Omega 3 fatty acids 1 capsule, noon
13. Vitamin C 2 grams, t.i.d.
14. Multi-Vitamin/Mineral 1 capsule, t.i.d.
15. 4000 IU Pancreatin 5 tablets, 15 min before meals, 60 days
16. 15,000 IU SOD, 30,000 IU Catalase 3 tablets, t.i.d.
17. Taurine sublingual, 10 drops, b.i.d.
18. Stabilized Active Oxygen Carrier sublingual, 5 drops, t.i.d.
19. Hydrochloric Acid 1 tablet/ 1/2 oz.water, 1-2 min before meals
as needed, 1 tablet after meals
20. Glutathione 1 400 mg capsule, t.i.d.
21. Desiccated liver 1 capsule, t.i.d.

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