"Mycoplasma is a genus of bacteria that lack a cell wall. Because they lack a cell wall, they are unaffected by some antibiotics such as penicillin or other beta-lactam antibiotics that target cell wall synthesis. They can be parasitic or saprotrophic. Several species are pathogenic in humans, including M. pneumoniae, which is an important cause of atypical pneumonia and other respiratory disorders, and M. genitalium, which is believed to be involved in pelvic inflammatory diseases. They may cause or contribute to some cancers.
The genus Mycoplasma is one of several genera within the class Mollicutes. Mollicutes are bacteria which have small genomes, lack a cell wall and have a low GC-content (18-40 mol%). There are over 100 recognized species of the genus Mycoplasma. Their genome size ranges from 0.58 - 1.38 megabase-pairs. Mollicutes are parasites or commensals of humans, animals (including insects), and plants; the genus Mycoplasma is by definition restricted to vertebrate hosts. Cholesterol is required for the growth of species of the genus Mycoplasma as well as certain other genera of mollicutes. Their optimum growth temperature is often the temperature of their host if warmbodied (e.g. 37 degrees Celsius in humans) or ambient temperature if the host is unable to regulate its own internal temperature. Analysis of 16S ribosomal RNA sequences as well as gene content strongly suggest that the mollicutes, including the mycoplasmas, are closely related to either the Lactobacillus or the Clostridium branch of the phylogenetic tree (Firmicutes sensu stricto)." (Wikipedia)
11/04/2008: Pamela from Houston, Texas: "I am want to rid my body of mycoplasmas. I cannot fine any where as to how long (day, months, etc.) to use Borax. I also noticed some people were doing 5 day on and 2 day off. Is this the recommended protocol for using Borax? I would appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks
11/27/2013: Marie from Minneapolis replies: "I was reading on a fibromyalgia site that hyssop can help with mycoplasma. Also would cilantro and lecithin work to help remove the metals? How much niacin and hydrogen peroxide should someone use a day or dose. and what is edta?"
11/27/2013: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Marie: Some top notch people have a complete program they explain in detail that goes on for 100 days called SITS. The simple solution would be to get 4 sulfur containing proteins. These are easily denatured when cooked or exposed to synthetic everything. The main one is cysteine. The only food high in cysteine is raw whey isolate. Three superfoods that contain the other three proteins are raw cocoa powder, hawaiin spirulina, and dessicated liver. Sulfur turns on many important pathways, both nourishes and detoxes, and assists oxygen in energizing. The 80/10/10ers have a complete raw whole food program that enables the body to function at peak performance. You can watch their videos."
11/30/2013: Marie from Minneapolis replies: "Could you post a link to both the protocol and the videos. I tried an internet search for SITS, but I'm unsure if I found what you were referring to."
11/30/2013: Mike 62 from Denver, Colorado replies: "Marie: David Wolfe's Super Immune Tonic System."
06/30/2006: David : "Don't know if I mentioned The Calcium Bomb by Doug Mulhall, but it is highly recommended by a local Naturopath here by the name of Dr. David Wood who has a lot of the latest research on it as well. They suspect nanobac may be at the source of a lot of disease and infection which is why chelation may be so effective for a lot of people. The edta breaks down the calcium shell that protects the nano bacteria. This is big news in Europe but still under wraps here because the patent has run out on the edta and there's no money in it for the drug companies! Regards"Replies
07/01/2006: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Yes, I have heard nanobacteria and calcium issues decades before and I have heard this book they wrote sometime ago, which I thought was just old information! What their issue did not adequately cover is the mycoplasma link... killing the mycoplasma by the use of large dose niacinamide, and the carry over effect of the lyme disease towards nanobacteria, the preventive carry over effect of the nanobacteria in your mouth to the blood vessels using zinc chloride (5% concentration) treated toothpaste. I currently make my own zinc chloride toothpaste to prevent nanobacteria carry over effect to the bloodstream from the mouth. This is why I always recommend disodium EDTA as opposed to the use of calcium EDTA. I don't think these supplements company have any clue what they are doing since they have a bad habit of selling calcium EDTA instead of disodium EDTA! A disodium EDTA will chelate or remove serum calcium out, while a calcium EDTA does not. Another interesting fact is that a simple citric acid, or a citric acid+baking soda, to form a sodium citrate will help too. Clove oil will kill the nanobacteria inside provided that calcium is relentlessly attacked by a citrate, citric acid, disodium EDTA. Even a simple apple cider vinegar or simple vinegar will convert some calcium shells, primarily of calcium cabonate into calcium acetate, for example. A citric acid will attack calcium shells just as well. The secret is fasting, and drinking plenty of citric acid and ascorbic acid, or a simple lemon juice will do too.
The major worries about me concerning nanobacteria is the creation of calcium oxalates, which is relatively difficult to remove and very insoluble, but still possible to some extent with disodium EDTA. However, having plenty of bicarbonates (take baking soda) in the diet will prevent oxalic acid from entering the system thus preventing the formation of calcium oxalate, and prevents calcium oxalates from being protected by the nanobacteria.
It must be understood that these nanobacteria, are fungus-like in nature and killing them off is no easy matter, however, clove oil and vitamin B3 seems to do a fair job in this area, however all my research are preliminary as we all are busy working trying to pay the electric bills or something!"
08/08/2013: Arizonagal from Prescott Az replies: "TED... HOW MUCH is a large dose of NIACINAMIDE? FOR fungus/candida/parasites? and where do you get that toothpaste w the zinc in it or need the recipe please."
Clinics Specializing in Mycoplasma Fermentans
05/06/2010: W. from Mccall, Id: "Please help me find a clinic treating Mycoplasma Fermentans. I believe that I came across a Dr. who was treating Mycoplasma with iv meds, and actually curing this condition, as well he was managing the side-effects of flouroquinolins; while I was surfing your site last week.
But, I am not able to find my way back to the site.
Does anyone there recall such an entry, or link on your web site? I would appreciate your assistance.
04/06/2011: Tara from Cincinnati, Ohio: "There has been much study done and is all available on the internet free to anyone who is willing to research and follow the trail. All the above listed ailments have been linked to 'parent' disease cells called MYCOPLASMA. They attach to the body in many ways and can manifest in different people in many ways. This is common knowledge throughout a lot of Europe from what I am researching, but here in US they want us all sick for good.
There is too much research involved, I have literally spent hours on cures and preventions, just reading the basics, but many many claiming they can and have been cured, but of course, they are all silenced because the corporations behind the poisons they pass off as 'good drugs' stand to lose too much money.
Research Dr. Hulda Clark, Dr. Robert Beck and Professor Donald Scott. They have books, articles and videos of their conferences. Also Dr. Garth Nicolson. These are pioneers in these fields.
It has long been known by much of the world and finally now many Americans that much of these 'parent' diseases were no where originated in 'nature' - they were man made- and hence, also have cures. These doctors/professors teach all natural and low-cost remedies for their treatments and although they sell their books, most if not all of their info and remedies can and is found for free on the internet.
Companies keep profitting on keeping us ignorant, so what do we really have to lose? Just our health and the health of our kids and loved ones... Hope this helps someone. Thanks EC!"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/22/2009: Debbie from Tulsa, Oklahoma: "Glad to find this wonderful site. I am also hoping to learn more about Borax and hydrogen peroxide use. About 15 yrs ago plus I was teaching el. school when I became very ill...had to stop teaching and my life fell a part. I did a ton of research and did not give up. I found Molecular Med. They did blood work on me and found me positive for the mycoplasma. I also have high titers for ebv...and others. My entire life took a change while teaching kindergarten,minding my own business, great hubby and kids...well, it all happened during the first Gulf War. I do anti biotics when I can tolerate it...and a truck load of supplements...like the rest of us. What has really worked for me? Tumeric, natural anti bacteria/viral remedies...like olive leaf...and many like herbal treamtent. The best ever so far tho is when I have hydrogen/dmso IV's...from our doc/ he is natural and medical. Most reecently in the past few years is this...and changed me a lot...the transfer factors for mycoplasmas and ebv viruses. ...and most wonderful with it is, beta glucan at several in the am. and afternoon. ...it has given my life back...but never like it once was way back when. I hope this helps someone and maybe you can help me...with all my heart I care and wonder how in the world did this all happen to me...when and where...and was I at the wrong spot at the wrong time. It doesn't matter now...life goes on and if it wasnt' for sites like this and care from other great people...I wonder where I'd be. Many thanks for Ted and his work...and YOU all out there. Debbie"Replies
11/28/2009: Donna from Tulsa, Oklahoma replies: "I don't know if this will work, but i'm desperate. I have a 12 yr. old daughter who has missed 2 months of school because of mycoplasma infection. I saw where Debbie had wrote in and she lives in Tulsa. I would love to contact her and find out what doctor she see in Tulsa. I have had no help from doctors here and am DESPERATE for someone to help my daughter. Please help if you can.
EC: Donna, we do have an email address in the system for Debbie. Would you like us to send her your post and email address? We can't give out anyone's email address unless he/she gives us permission first.
03/10/2012: Susan from San Diego, Ca replies: "Which herbal remedies please? I'm so in need of finding out."
09/27/2012: Jennifer from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Usa replies: "I, too, am from Tulsa, OK and am desperate to find someone to help me treat my mycoplasma/chronic infection issues. I would love for y'all to send my post to Debbie from Tulsa, OK. I know it was three years ago, but here's hoping her info is the same. I need to find a good doctor around here!"
06/19/2013: Sev from Johannesburg, Gauteng Rsa replies: "Hi, To all the respondents above: Many pathogens are parasite related. Yes there are natural cures for all of them including cancer. Believe it or not, the first step is to get hold of a modern day genius on the internet (the FDA hates this) Dr. Hulda Clark. I have nothing to gain from telling you this. The fact remains that there are now superbugs and strains of dimorfisized bugs. (mycopasma strains) because of anti-biotics. In nature there is a war in the the soil between pathogens and natural anyobiotics and there weapons are dimorphic, as in our bodies. Most antibiotics are outdated and are not money spinners anymore. Large pharmaceuticalls are greedy and evil (there are many modern medicines that have saved millions) but the inventors have not really made money ie. capitalism.
Check your blood ph and take a good base powder. Teas and herbs will help but you have to take them over a long period and on a regular basis. Black walnut, garlic, wormwood and Pau'd arco will help restore your oxygen inside you body and fight candida and acidity. This is paramount because of western acid processed foods. The cheap remedies sometimes works best. Blood ph and oxygen are essential to life and setting up your body to fighting these pathogens. If your child has any of these pathogens PLEASE start by limiting sugar intake, if the body is acidic the sugar feeds the bad bugs.
Kind Regards, Sev"
07/05/2012: Katie from Singapore: "Hi, I've had mycoplasma for 9 months now and my children ages 3 and 5 years have it too.What can we take to help heal and build immunity? Thank you, Katie"
Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "In some cases the cause is the parasites. But once they leave, the candida is still there before it can be contracted. Biochemical analysis indicates a yeast and mycoplasma pathogens. Mycoplasma are fungus like organism. They tend to accumulate heavy metals. A great majority of people who have candida also have very high heavy metals or get regular vaccinations. The urinary excretion indicates abnormally high tartaric acid, indicating a high level of fungus toxins, which causes the intoxication. An additional of parasites aid in the proliferation of such conditions and therefore in some cases parasites, such as mites, bedbites, bird parasites can trigger it.
They are generally resistant to all forms of antibiotics as it forms symbiosis with heavy metals, thus the antibiotic cannot touch them as it causes the antibiotic to be instantly oxidized. The only way to kill them is to kill the parasites, if it exists, or mycoplasma, which always exists, or other related forms of pathogens. The other which is most important is to remove the heavy metals.
The big issue is that when the removal of heavy metal commences, marked herx can be seen. EDTA don't seem to cause Herx that much. To kill these pathogens, it is necessary to do an H2O2+EDTA therapy. Remove the heavy metals and yet, oxidized them with H2O2. To reduce the toxic byproducts of these critter, take plenty of malic acid plus baking soda to neutralized organic acid toxins.
The taking of interval small doses of H2O2+EDTA every hour for 12 hours should result in some improvement. Acetyl Carnitine, N-Acetyl-Cysteine and sodium ascorbate taken in large doses, especially the Carninitine and sodium ascorbate (alkaline form vitamin C) seems most helpful. Candida is a condition caused by the body's immune system being suppressed as a result of chemical toxins (fluoride, chlorine, alloxan in white flour, monosodium glutamate, ethylene dibromide from chemtrails), vaccination(methyl mercury, living mycoplasma) , and special mycoplasma which are designed to suppressed the immune system.
The most effective antidote for the suppressed immune system is to eliminate or detoxify the cause. The use of malic acid (usually found in apple cider vinegar or taken separately) will not eliminate them but will reduce the toxicity. Sodium thiosulfate will detox many toxic chemicals, borax will detox the fluoride.
Sugar is the obvious issue to control, but alloxan found in the white flour is the real cause.
The extensive use of antibiotics will make the condition of candida much worse because it reduces heavy metal excretion, which is a food source for the yeast like organism and also killing the beneficial bacteria at the same time. I suspect a regular dose of sodium perborate (200 mg) might be best in counteracting the parasite issues or perhaps a sodium perborate bath. This is just my opinion.
I can't cover the cures for candida at the moment because I am a bit busy now. But I am sure that the information I gave you above should give you some clues as to the treatment. Just remember: the real cause is your immune system is suppressed, either by commercial such as fungicide which causes a permanent suppression of immune system or by an organism (parasites or pathogens). Best way is to avoid, detox, and regenerate your immune system organs by homeopathy."Replies
02/05/2013: Chris from London, , England replies: "Hi Ted, my name is Chris, I am 20 years old and live in the UK, I have been ill since 2009 with Inflammatory bowel disease and mycoplasma. I no longer have a colon due to surgeons removing it back in 2011 because of Ulcerative Colitis even though I am now sure I have crohn's rather than colitis, I believe mycobacterium avium paraturbeculosis subspecies to be the cause of the crohn's. I also have chronic fatigue syndrome which I believe is caused by Mycoplasma pneumoniae, I was recently tested positive for mycoplasma pneumoniae. I am lost on how to get well, I constantly feel ill and flu-like I am losing my hair, have a lot of skin rashes/problems have a lot of bowel problems, I am currently taking azithromycin 250mg a day for the past week, it seems to be making me worse. I am also on a whole lot of supplements including ambrotose, niacinamide 500mg, energy revitilization system, NTfactor, Vitamin c ascorbate and more, I also stick to a strict NO dairy, gluten, preservative, sugar (apart from one banana a day) diet. I feel my body is slowly getting worse and I can't live like this, I am lost on what to do. I have read about your borax treatment and am not sure exactly how to take it, do I take 1/8 of a teaspoon mixed with 1 litre of water all at once, or can I store it and have it throughout the day? I have a J-pouch instead of a colon so will I absorb less of the vitamins and need more than most people? Which supplements and at what doses would you recommend I take. Do I carry on with the azithromycin? I can't rid myself of these persistant infections, please can you help me? I am desperate. Thanks chris"
02/05/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, you need to go to the latest questions to address ted or email him direct. I hope you will regain health soon. I am not an expert on crohn's but I have a friend your age with it. I have read that you should eat gluten free. Also often people with crohn's are deficient in vitamins A and D as well as others but these 2 play a massive role in immunity. I would recommend taking a reasonable dose of a good quality cod liver oil. You could get tests done to check what you are deficient in. I hope you get better soon- you can heal from this"
02/06/2013: Chris from London, England replies: "Hi, thank you for your reply, I sent the same message on the contact us section of earth clinic if that's what I am supposed to do for Ted to read it? I have had my vitamin levels checked and they are fine, I also take cod liver oil daily and stick to a gluten free diet which works well for my bowels, my major problems is my CFS, I feel so ill everyday to the extent where I barely leave the house, the list of symptoms seems to be endless wether it be swelling in the hands, ingrown hairs throughout the body or simply a fever, I cannot cope anymore, I am not sure how to take the borax do I drink it or bathe in it?"
02/06/2013: Rsw from Uniontown, Oh replies: "Hi Chris, Please see this site for a probable solution to your problem.
Many people have found much relief from this condition with LDN. Please join the Yahoo LDN site, mentioned on the LDN site. It has over 10, 000 members who are very willing to answer your questions. Many members are from the UK and can tell you how to get LDN. It is very effective with autoimmune disorders, MS, Crohn's, many bowel disorders..... The list just goes on and on because it modulates the immune system and let's your body heal itself. It has no side effects and is FDA approved at a much higher dose than the 1- 4.5 mg that is taken at the low dose. Best wishes! Your life is about to get better!"
EC: LDN is the acronym for Low Dose Naltrexone.
02/07/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Chris: just a few words of encouragement because it oftentimes makes a difference. You do seem to be very compromised and have already suffered the loss of the Colon but you are getting good info here from good folks. You are also too young to not win this battle. Keep reading all the "remedies" and "ailments" sections at top page. Take notes and keep a diary so you can increase your chances of regaining health.
Keep posting your questions and results will also help. Wishing you the best."
02/12/2013: Chris from London, England replies: "Thank you all for your replies
@RSW Hi RSW, I have been looking into LDN and am definitley considering it, I recently read that TNI BioTech aquired the patent to LDN which is worrying that big pharma now owns it, prices will go up and it will be harder to get ahold of, espcially here in the UK. I am going to see a homeopath for the first time next tuesday and hoping he can prescribe this for me.
@Timh Hi Tim, thanks for your words of encouragment, it means a lot. Sometimes I honestly feel I will never be well again, I am really lost, I am really interested in colloidal silver and hydrogen peroxide IV therapy but have no idea how I would be able to get that done over here in England. I was really hoping Ted could help me out with a treatment programme to get rid of these persistant infectionsm espcially the Mycoplasma Pneumoniae."
02/13/2013: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Chris: good to hear back from you and thanks for your gratitude. After having battled chronic illness for many yrs, I couldn't help posting some encouragement to you as the sooner you begin treatment protocols the better. I was always too little too late, and simply progressed to near death, got sustainable for a few yrs, then got near death again. Just do everything you can to stay out of the trenches.
As for infections, the good thing about the Colloidal Silver is you can make your own. The UK can't stop you from making your own Colloidal Silver. There are many manufacturers of C.S. Generators.
I purchased from AtlasNova and am mostly satisfied with their products & service. I have long suspected the same Mycoplasma you mentioned but have no definite diagnosis; never-the-less I also purchased a Nebulizer and use Colloidal Silver inhalations treatments. Deep breaths of C.S. must kill the Mycoplasma on contact. Remember to restrict Arginine rich foods like nuts and chocolate."
02/13/2013: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Chris... Here is what Ted recommends for Mycoplasma Pneumoniae:
The important supplements for mycoplasma in general, whether they are tuberculosis, paratuberculosis, or other subspecies are sodium molybdate, hydrogen peroxide, bromelain, unripe papaya, and at least sodium bicarbonate...
02/14/2013: Granny On The Go from Waco, Tx replies: "If you are interested in using Colloidal Silver, it is very easy to make your own for under a hundred dollars.
I order .9999 pure silver from Amazon, here in the states, they have it listed for as little ad $20. That doesn't buy a lot, but you would be able to see how to use it to treat yourself for a small investment.
I found some copper wire from an old lamp project and cut off a couple of pieces of it about 8 inches long each. I purchased 4 "alligator" clips at the local hardware store and fastened them to each end of the wires. I already had a 6 volt lantern battery on hand so that is what I used.
I had some distilled water and a glass quart jar on hand, also a coffee filter.
I warmed a quart of the distilled water in a pan (not in the microwave), made hooks on the end of the wire and hooked them on the edge of the jar. Then I connected the wires with the alligator clips on them about an inch apart on the rim of the jar, and then connected the other alligator clips to my battery.
I have an older gas range, and I sat the jar near the pilot light to keep the water warm. When the water had turned a light yellow I removed the alligator clips and poured the Colloidal Silver solution through a coffee filter in a funnel. Viola!
I started slowly with taking the Colloidal Silver, fearing Jarish Herheimer Syndrome. I didn't want the die-off to overwhelm my system. I started with a teaspoon of Silver twice a day, but didn't get any results until after I was taking a couple of tablespoons a day.
I have, just this day, ordered a meter with my second order of .9999 silver so that I can actually tell how strong the Colloidal Silver is. The meter costs about $15 but It will help me get my solutions to be about the same each time I make some.
There are a large number of YouTube videos on the internet showing you how to make your own Colloidal Silver. Just ignore the one that tell you to add salt or use the microwave at any stage of the operation.
I bought 3 small bottles of Colloidal Silver at about the rate of $20-$25 per bottle, but soon realized I could never afford to buy enough to help me very much. I also feel that I make the same thing that the machines costing several hundred dollars do, only without the added cost of the pricey machine.
I am pretty sure that a rotary, diversified diet would be of some help with your illness. It would allow you to find out what is causing the problem. I have a friend that had ulcerative colitis and decided to try quitting coffee, she isn't completely well, but is remarkably better.
My best wishes to you for a healing. People who are naturally healthy have little sympathy for the chronically ill, even if they are doctors or are in other health related fields. In those cases, you may be able to find a specialist that is of help, but sometimes you just have to be your own doctor, you are the only one that knows what it is like inside your life!"
02/25/2013: Shelly from Chicago, Il replies: "This question is for Ted. What do you do to get rid of the heavy metals? And.. ALL heavy metals, at that? If candida is the real issue, then chelating should be dealt with FIRST, no? I suspect I may have candida overgrowth AND a parasite of some sort... Perhaps heavy metals, too. Oh, and thyrodi probs as I have weakness, night sweats, and loss of hair. Initially 10 months ago, I got infected, but am still clueless as to what. I have burning pee, nausea that comes and goes, chronic fatigue, and now my joints are starting to hurt a little. I'm only 27! What the heck. I always ate organic everything, including personal care products. Could hormonal imbalance/stress cause mycotoxins? Or candida? Are they the same?"
Ted's Remedy Feedback
09/05/2009: Phil from Augusta, Georgia: "Hello all. I know Ted is a very busy man, so I was thinking that maybe someone out there could possibly answer some questions for me.
About 4 years ago I was cutting grass and afterwards, I had this incrediable biting, itching, crawling, stinginging sesations on both of my forearms. ( no where else on my body did I have this ) I started out with medical doctors, that gave me creams to rub on my arms. Well the rash always came back and the doctor had told me she believed it to be a fungus or possible sand fleas. She wanted me to take stuff internaly like lamiseal,which can cause liver damage and the fact that she did not no what I even had on me.
So I made a decision to start researching natural cures and causes. I came to the conclusion that it must have been some kind of parasite or mites. After doing severeal suggestions here on earthclinic, mainly using borax interally and externally, the rash DID go away. However, every since then I get these pimple like bumps, that seem to appear in the same spots. I can pop them just as you would a pimple and they seem to go away, only to return later.
My condition, seems to be about 90% better. NO MORE rashes or red streaking on my arms, but sometimes itchy pimples.So I am thinking maybe I have mycoplasma or nano- bacteria left behind.
Ted tells of some stuff for these mycoplasma, but I am not totaly clear on the amounts to be taken. When he says, small amounts of H202 and Disoidium EDTA every hour for 12 hours. What would be consider small amounts??? He also mentions nicimade and at the end says B-3. Are these one in the same, because when I checked with the vitiman company nicimade was compleatly different product than was B-3. B-3 seemed to cause flushing where as niciamade did not. Which one would be correct or could you use either or? Also clove oil in one cup of water is this just once a day? One more question, anyone know how to make the Zinc chloride tooth paste?
I have looked high and low here on EC, and have not been able to find out. I do know that, it is possible for me to have over looked or not found certain information, that Ted may have already posted.
I love this site, Ted, Joyce, Deirdre and all the people who contribute to it. I do believe, THAT ALL of us should start PRINTING out the info on this site though. We never know when the goverenment or pharmacutical companies will attack us and take it all away!"Replies
09/06/2009: Joyce from Joelton, Tn. replies: "To Phil from Augusta, Ga. re B3 or niacinamide:
B3 is niacin and the real McCoy that causes the flushing. Niacinamide is supposedly the same stuff, except the part that causes the flushing has been removed. Maybe and maybe not. I have never read anywhere that the two different forms does exactly the same thing so I'll stick with Linus Pauling and the niacin he studied and reported on.
I don't see any problem with the flushing since your body quickly adapts to the niacin and the flushing is less, but you do still have to use common sense and start with a lower dose daily and build up to higher dosage as your body adjust to it, and adjust to the next higher dose when your body adjusts to that one. Common sense will also quickly tell you to not drink a hot cup of coffee or tea or other stimulant (caffinated beverage) along with your niacin. There are several good references on using niacin and how to gradually increase the dosage to that desired. I was told a few months back about a study that reported mice or rats given 250 mgm. niacin every 3 hours, halted and even reversed alzheimer's in them. I have been trying to find that study on line but haven't found it yet. For anyone really interested in learning more about this B3 vitamin, I suggest you go on line and start with Linus Pauling Institute.
Most patients didn't panic and think they were having an allergic reaction if they were told before hand that it would stimulate their circulation which caused the flushing, itchy & tingling sensation and that their body would adapt and quit reacting so strongly after a few days."
05/11/2012: Mary from Greenville, Sc replies: "You have morgellons. See lymebusters thread from "itchin" for the connection to mycoplasma"
07/17/2013: Marnie from Providence, RI: "I know that these mycoplasma submissions are old but I just had to reply. I was testing positive for mycoplasma pneu. and finally found out I was positive for lyme. If any are curious please use an ILADS basis for testing and not IDSA basis. After lyme has been in a system for a while it turns into cyst form (with a mycoplasmic basis). Because IDSA has a short treatment for lyme, lyme may go dormant and cause mycoplasma later in disease. Good luck."