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home:mp:break [05.10.2014]
joyful [To resume the MP]
home:mp:break [08.24.2015]
joyful [Taking a break from the Marshall Protocol]
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-The Marshall Protocol (MP) is a curative medical treatment, which allows patients to make progress by activating the innate immune response. In the process, this generates immunopathology. From time to time, patients want to take a break or "vacation" from their immunopathology and process of recovery. For patients who do not care or want to [[home:mp:managing_immunopathology|manage their immunopathology]] using any of the outlined strategiesthere is the option to discontinue antibiotics+The Marshall Protocol (MP) is a curative medical treatment, which allows patients to make progress by activating the innate immune response by taking olmesartan (Benicar). In the process, this generates immunopathology. Patients will sometimes find it difficult to [[home:mp:managing_immunopathology|manage their immunopathology]]. Patients in later stages of treatment may find their immune response is relatively self-sustainingand that it will take longer for the immunopathology to stabilize when making adjustments.
  
-The length of time it takes for antibiotics to no longer have an effect is variable. Determining factors include how long the antibiotics stay in one's system (often a month or more) as well as how self-sufficient the immune system is. Patients in later stages of treatment may find their immune response is relatively self-sustaining, and that it will take longer for the immunopathology to die down+For those who have added antibiotics, they may find they need to discontinue the use of antibiotics when the immune response is too strong. The length of time it takes for antibiotics to no longer have an effect is variable. Determining factors include how long the antibiotics stay in one's system (often a month or more) as well as how self-sufficient the immune system is. 
  
 Patients are advised not to discontinue olmesartan (Benicar), as the drug is palliative and protects organs. Patients are advised not to discontinue olmesartan (Benicar), as the drug is palliative and protects organs.
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 For patients who take a break over more than a month, it may be best to start over with minocycline alone and only add a second antibiotic once the immunopathology indicates they are ready for additional immune stimulation. For patients who take a break over more than a month, it may be best to start over with minocycline alone and only add a second antibiotic once the immunopathology indicates they are ready for additional immune stimulation.
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 ==== Stopping olmesartan (Benicar) not recommended ==== ==== Stopping olmesartan (Benicar) not recommended ====
  
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 ==== Using valsartan for organ protection during weaning olmesartan ==== ==== Using valsartan for organ protection during weaning olmesartan ====
  
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 ==== Vitamin D consumption ==== ==== Vitamin D consumption ====
  
-MP patients taking a break from treatment should continue to avoid all forms of ingested vitamin D during the break.+MP patients taking a break from treatment should continue to avoid all forms of ingested vitamin D during the break as symptom instability often results. 
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 ===== If immunopathology continues unabated ===== ===== If immunopathology continues unabated =====
  
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-===== Does disease become worse if on Benicar only? ===== +===== Does disease become worse on olmesartan only? =====
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-Latent bacterial forms, except maybe the kind one sees in the rapidly degenerative disease ALS, are very slow-growing. Patients taking Benicar alone (olmesartan without antibiotics) are continuing to experience some level of the symptoms of immunopathology, then the intracellular bacteria are being dealt with and the patient is making progress towards recovery. +
  
 +Latent bacterial forms, except maybe the kind one sees in the rapidly degenerative disease ALS, are very slow-growing. Patients taking Benicar alone (olmesartan without antibiotics), but are continuing to experience some level of the symptoms of immunopathology, can expect that the intracellular bacteria are being dealt with and the patient is making progress towards recovery.
  
  
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 ===== Resuming olmesartan after a break ===== ===== Resuming olmesartan after a break =====
  
-MP patients who have discontinued olmesartan (Benicar) during a break from the MP will want to take olmesartan (Benicar) without additional antibiotics while they determine how strong their own immune response is with the support of olmesartan's immune stimulative effects+MP patients who have discontinued olmesartan (Benicar) during a break from the MP will want to restart regular dose olmesartan without additional antibiotics. Once symptoms have stabilized on olmesartan along, it will be easier to determine how strong their own immune response can be with the added support of olmesartan's immune stimulative properties.
  
  
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 ===== Patients experiences ===== ===== Patients experiences =====
  
-<blockquote>The break was very nice. When I am in the midst of herxing my emotions tell me that I have always been herxing, always will, with no end in sight. I know many of us have that psychological response. Taking this break has been a morale booster.+<blockquote>The [antibiotic] break was very nice. When I am in the midst of herxing my emotions tell me that I have always been herxing, always will, with no end in sight. I know many of us have that psychological response. Taking this break has been a morale booster.
  
 //**John McDonald**, MarshallProtocol.com// </blockquote> //**John McDonald**, MarshallProtocol.com// </blockquote>
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