NO, I did not test thru Igenex. I tested thru Quest, and then a CD57 thru Labcorps. My EBV was tested thru Quest and results are quite high, high enough for my new Lyme Dr to comment on and diagnose. But I am sure that he said 'Chronic Mono'. I am going to remember to ask him for more specifics at next visit.
At this point, there is no question that I have Lyme disease, which would be late stage or chronic, because the known bite was over 3 yrs ago, followed by mild symtoms, which worsened. A very recent lab test also shows Babesia -- at least 2 active strains.
Yes, Weary Chick, I am learning in all my research that there are all these 'links' between one infection/disease w/ so many others. And no one has yet, to my knowledge, learned what causes what.
When infected w/ Lyme, it is entirely possible, in fact often IS that the person contracted Lyme and then later came down w/ certain viruses and infections because of immunity issues caused by Lyme.
On the other hand, it is entirely possible that most peoples' bodies can fight Lyme and win. So, again, it is entirely possible that healthy people w/ strong immune systems who are exposed to Lyme , manage to fight it off and that is 'end of story.'
All that aside, I was hoping to learn the general consensus here: Is 'chronic' EBV mono or CFS? Or is it just simply found in blood tests?
Shew! There are TOO many questions!
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?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.