Posted 7/22/2014 2:56 PM (GMT -7)
Thanks so much for the info. I'm on board with the exact same symptoms. Have had 6+ years of undiagnosed extremity pain, fatigue, nerve pain, GI issues, vicious anxiety/depression, and most recently a 6 month bout of 24/7 debilitating head/face/eye pressure and pain. All MRIs, blood tests, diagnostics, exams are normal or negative, except for a slightly elevated Sjrogen's antibody. My ordering rheumatologist dismissed the idea of this causing such havoc, and I'm going to get a second opinion, but I can't get past Lyme's or other infection/bite possibilities. My Western Blot was negative, but I have had the CD57 ordered and will be having that drawn Monday by LabCorb, which from what I read is one of the East Coast labs who correctly does this. Is this a definitive yes or no to Lyme's, or is there another false-postive issue involved with this too? What else should I have ordered in the way of co-infections, vector-borne illnesses? I have a very caring GP, but in terms of western medicine, what is the best way to have said tests ordered and all accounted for?
Thank you in advance for your help and contribution to this forum.