Hi My name is Brian. I am a question answerer on Medhelp. org. 14 months of missdiagnosis. Being told it's in my head, my labs were fine, 3 neg by CDC Lyme Western blots. All the symptoms, crushing fatigue, stiff neck, sore throat, joints, muscles, etc.
It wasn't until I contacted Prof Dr Garth Nicolson at IMMED and he told me "No standard med Dr is gonna figure this out." He suggested ILADS and I found a Dr close to my area who believed me and my symptoms. Took the IGENEX for Borrelia, Bartonella, Babesia and coinfection test. Pos for Lyme Borrelia, Babs and Bart. Only prob is dr uses Marshall Protocol, 50mg Mino and supps. Nicolson told me 90% of Marshall protocol patients will not recover because of the Infectious Mycoplasmas and other underlying chronic viral and intracellular bacterial infections.
So, off I go to Dr J in Washington. He writes up labs for 19 vials of blood. Just got labs back. Complement C4a test norm is 0-650. Mine was 4050. Yes, 4050. Also my HHV6 reading for IgG was 14.73. pos is >.99.
Now, I had seen the HEAD INFECTIOUS DISEASE Dr at Medical College of Virginia MCV/VCU. He said that there was nothing wrong with me when I complained of encephalitis, CFS symptoms. Do you not think he would have done further tests on me LAST YEAR considering I have Lyme, Bart, Babe, HHV6 and a probable Myco Fermentans or Myco Genitalium diag from tests. Why did he dissmiss me when I asked to get further testing?
Anyway, if anyone here has NOT looked at IMMED and the Mycoplasmas causing chronic illness ( or at least contributing severely), you might want to look into it.
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