Positive IgG for Micoplasma Pneumoniae

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CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/4/2009 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I just had my old LLMD fax over my test results and am now realizing that I was positive for Mycoplasma. I think IgG is a past infection right? I'm not sure why I wasn't told I was positive but I am kinda upset about this.

What does Micoplasma have to do with Lyme Disease? I don't ever remember having pneumonia. This is all so confusing!

I also read that Mycoplasma can mimic symptoms of Lyme Disease???? But then read that most patients with Lyme have Mycoplasma. Grrrrr!

Can someone please explain?

IgG:
3.92 (greater than 1.09 is positive)
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3whiteroses
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   Posted 9/4/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what mycoplasma is...it doesn't sound good.

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   Posted 9/4/2009 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
 
http://www.lymediseaseresource.com/Mycoplasma.html
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CajunGrl
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   Posted 9/4/2009 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh wow Gretchen, thanks! I'm so overwhelmed reading all of this.

**Autoimmune conditions associated with Mycoplasmas include arthritis, Fibromyalgia, myositis, thyroid dysfunction (Hashimoto’s or Grave’s Diseases), and adrenal dysfunction, signs and symptoms of Lupus, Multiple Sclerosis, Lyme,and Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

The Mycoplasma organism has the capacity to invade cells, tissues and blood, producing systemic infections in numerous organ systems. According to Dr. Nicholson, it can penetrate the central and peripheral nervous system. Because it has the ability to damage the immune system by invading the natural killer cells (NK cells) of the lymphocytes, it weakens them, reduces their numbers, and renders them susceptible to viral infections, such as Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV6), HHV7 or HHV8.  It may also explain some of the environmentally sensitive responses that are seen with CFIDS and MCS.**


http://www.lymediseaseresource.com/Mycoplasma.html

All I can say is wow. I'm pretty upset by all of this. I mean, why didn't my doctor tell me that I was infected? I know it's a prior infection but maybe this is what's causing me to feel worse.
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Gretchen1
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   Posted 9/4/2009 9:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry CG.  Mycoplasma is a bad one for sure.  Don't give up!  Don't let this get you down (for long).  You can fight this too!! 
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   Posted 9/4/2009 9:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Mycoplasma, CG?? This does NOT sound good, although I have read that it is more common than we realize.

This definitely deserves a lot more study!
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
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What don't these nasty bugs cause? 
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Dowa
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   Posted 9/5/2009 2:43 PM (GMT -6)   
CG: I had an ND run a viral panel on me and I had crazy high IgG levels to many of the viruses. I dont recall having any of them except EBV. So, she explained that as the LD damages our immune systems, things that we had been exposed to in the past can re-activate. So, maybe this mycoplasma was something you could have had as a child even, but is just showing up due to immune dysfucion. Its all very confusing to me. D

Nicky D
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   Posted 9/5/2009 3:26 PM (GMT -6)   
So- is mycoplasma a coinfection?

From reading the info, I saw that it is treated through antibiotics (although I don't know which ones). So perhaps some of the antibiotics you are on would cover mycoplasma as well, and that is why your doctor isn't concerned?
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