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Harleyrider
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   Posted 11/17/2009 8:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,
 
Just got results back from my daughters Quest Diagnostics Lab for Lyme.
Need help with this please....I am freaking out not only because she is
positive but she is also pregnant....OMG!!
 
She has IGM 23 Reactive
              IGM 41 Reactive
 
She has IGG 41 Reactive
              IGG 58 Reactive
 
What is the IGG 58 mean is that lyme or a co-infection???
 


therearemiracles
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   Posted 11/17/2009 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   
I too had 21 and 43 band reactive, they said it's mostly Lyme's (from the forum) here. I can't be much help, I'm learning myself. I know my doctor suggest Igenics test that checks thoroughly for Lyme's and co infections, it cost $660 out of pocket. I will monitor your post and my post was Igenics Test if you want to follow, just to see if people from here recommend more testing. Thanks and best of luck to both of us. Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


Harleyrider
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   Posted 11/17/2009 9:18 AM (GMT -6)   
therearemiracles

I have 23, 39, 41 myself and have been treating lyme for almost 2yrs now.
I had an idea that my daughter had it and asked the doctor for a test when
she went in for a strep throat test. Of course I got grief from the doctor about
the test but made him do it anyway, good thing I did. She is positive and now
she is 3months pregnant.

I not sure on the IGG 58 band if that is Lyme or a Co-infection?????

All help will truly be appreciated
 


therearemiracles
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   Posted 11/17/2009 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   
How are you being treated for Lyme's? Do you feel better and what were your initial symptoms? Did you go many years without being dignoised properly and did you have a bullseye rash? Thanks Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


Harleyrider
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Date Joined Sep 2008
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   Posted 11/17/2009 9:53 AM (GMT -6)   
I have been biten all my life from ticks, but the one that made me sick I think was the one that
I pulled off my head in 2003. Did not get sick right away and never had the bullseye rash.
I didnt start getting sick until I was stressed from starting a new job at the end of 2005 and
son broke his leg a few months after I started the new job.

My daughter had the bullseye rash this summer after being bit and has been sickly off and on all summer.
I gave her some of my Doxy I had left over and she as a teenager didnt take it like she was supposed to. (I could wring her neck for that..lol)

I did go undiagnosed until I had a positive lyme test in March of 2008 and have been treating lyme
every since. I also found out I have Babesia (co-infection) so right now I am just treating the coinfection
and then back to treating lyme after its gone. Its harder to treat lyme when you have a coinfection. So those
are the most important to treat first.

I actually feel better than I did in the begining.
In the begining I couldnt walk, I could not hardly talk or say what I wanted. Of course there were so many symptoms then.

I feel so bad to say this because I know there are so many that have a hard time sleeping, but I do not have that problem
anymore. I do have swollen lymp nodes in my neck and legs, pain in spine and from my hips down. I still have a symptoms
of disorientation, I dont have great balance, my mind if foggy, I have anxiety that comes out of nowhere.

hope this helps....Im sure i forgot all kinds of things so if you think of anything else let me know I will try to answer.

Thanks Stacy
 


therearemiracles
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   Posted 11/17/2009 10:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Stacy,
Wow you sure have been through a lot, I'm sorry we all have to stuggle, it seems unfair most of the time! I never saw a tick on me personally. We went camping out West when I was young and I was petting my dog in the car and saw a hug tick and my mom burned its butt and it pulled it head out. Maybe touches it I got something I dont know. I too, under ALOT OF STRESS, at work, to the point of making myself sick with fear. Before this years of panic attacks. My symptoms are all gut related. Ulcers in my colon, bleeding, diarreah, pus, bloating and being on the toilet for over a hour every morning. I have candida problem too that I'm dealing with. I went yeast free for 2 days, third day a better poop, but fell off the wagon and now trying again. It's hard as hell eating now sugar, bread, juice or fruit! I had to of the bands as you know to be reactive, no one around me believes it could be Lyme's. I'm getting a more indepth test done next week Monday. Here's to better health for us! Linda
Very mild left sided (could have fooled me with the "mild")  UC.Just found out 4 years into it I might have Lyme's Disease, going to a LLMD in December. Started and stopped LDN ON 1/25/09 to mid May no improvements. Tried Asacol, Pentesa, Colozol, Sulfasulsadine and Lialda, they made me worse. A range of antibiotics, not much better. Supplements: Threelac, multi, iron,Allimed Allicin, Apple Cider Vinegar, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time.


KO-LD
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Total Posts : 887
   Posted 11/17/2009 2:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Harleyrider, Look under the top post for Newbie's there's a list for all the bands for the WB.
KO
01 Tingling in fingers/toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
07 Summer pos. WB, diag with LD, neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009


CajunGrl
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   Posted 11/17/2009 3:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Harleyrider,

Is your daughter on antibiotics? If her WB test is positive, it's very important that she be put on antibiotics because Lyme can be passed to the fetus. I think they give pregnant women with Lyme amoxicillian. Please get her in to a Lyme doctor ASAP!

Here is a breakdown of the WB bands:

Western Blot Bands description:

9 cross-reactive for Borrellia
12 specific for Bb
18 unknown
20 cross-reactive for Borrellia
21 unknown
22 specific for Bb, probably really the 23/25 band
23-25 outer surface protein C (OspC), specific for Bb
28 unknown
30 unknown; probably an outer surface protein; common in European and
one California strain
31 outer surface protein A (OspA), specific for Bb
34 outer surface protein B (OspB); specific for Bb
35 specific for Bb
37 specific for Bb
38 cross-reactive for Bb
39 is a major protein of Bb flagellin; specific for Bb
41 flagellin protein of all spirochetes; this is usually the first to appear after a Bb infection and is specific for all Borrellia
45 cross-reactive for all Borellia (sometimes people with Lyme who have
this band positive also have the co-infection Ehrlichiosis)
50 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
55 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
57 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
58 unknown but may be a heat-shock Bb protein
60 cross reactive for all Borrellia
66 cross-reactive for all Borrelia, common in all bacteria
83 specific antigen for the Lyme bacterium, probably a cytoplasmic membrane
93 unknown, probably the same protein in band 83, just migrates differently in some patients
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