Igg 5 Igm 6 what does this mean exactly?

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therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/14/2010 11:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I was told it was that I had a past infection with Lyme's. Does it mean it lays dormate until I have another flare up? Can you help? Thanks.
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. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  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.


merrygirl
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   Posted 1/14/2010 1:52 PM (GMT -6)   
well it depends on who told you this. unfortuantely, lab testing for lyme does not always cooperate when determining past or current infection. I assume that your IgG bands were positive vs. Igm, which IgM normally indicates current infection.

actually a lot of people with chronic Lyme have IgM bands that are positive, so this thinking is not accurate with lyme testing.

really you cant tell when you got lyme first. Is it dormant? probablly not if you are here and having symptoms. dormant would mean not affecting you at all. Lyme can lay dormant until something traumatic happens, you get the flu, or in a car accident, then boom it flares up.


I hope this helps.

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therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/14/2010 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
yep you're right. Under a lot of stress and I was always a worry. Worried about who though what of me. Paranoid someone didn't like more or was taking about me. Did I make a mistake, was I in trouble. My whole life and I use to get deathly sick in my gut and now bam! gut issues to the max and now I could careless about who thinks what. This dis-ease (my body is not at ease at the moment) has slowed me down and made me less worried about others. So yes I believe it laid dormate and it was flared up by my emotions. I'm trying to help my friend who has the same emotional problems I did, I see the pattern coming.
 
My doc told me those bands, said I show positive for a PAST infection. And I'm not symptom free in any means, so that is why we're treating me they we are. I like my LLMD. Very knowledgable if you ask me. His wife had Lyme's and he treated her. He listens too.
Thanks for responding.
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. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  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, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time. Started Doxy and Cedfinir too rough on stomach, started Bicillin injection 1/12/10, month into treatment. about the same.


Razzle
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   Posted 1/14/2010 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
A better indication of current vs. past infection is a series of tests done at IGeneX or other tick-borne disease specializing lab. If the tests show changing bands, the infection is active. If there are symptoms and positive bands (IgM or IgG or both) then that suggests a clinical diagnosis and treatment is warranted. But if I understand your title correctly, you have either a titer of 5 on the IgG and a titer of 6 on the IgM or these are the number of positive bands on a WesternBlot test - in either case, this would be a positive test and since you have symptoms as well, should be treated in my opinion.
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.


therearemiracles
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   Posted 1/15/2010 8:57 AM (GMT -6)   
I Razzel, yes they were results from Ignex testing. I'm being treated with Bicillin shots and so far today being 3rd, I'm feeling pretty good. My energy has improved. I can get out of bed with out wanting to lie there all day. I couldn't do the oral, they hurt my gut. Thanks
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. Confirmed Lymes on 12/8/09 before my new antibiotic protocal from my LLMD, I  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, very low yeast/sugar/wheat  No UC meds at this time. Started Doxy and Cedfinir too rough on stomach, started Bicillin injection 1/12/10, month into treatment. about the same.

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