Posted 1/5/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -6)
It's not a good idea to drink when taking abx. If you want to know for sure about alcohol-drug interactions, ask your pharmacist.
WesternBlot (WB) Lyme tests look for two types of antibodes for Lyme, IgM and IgG. IgM is thought to be an indication of an acute response, therefore would be elevated shortly after becoming infected with Lyme (some LLMD's think chronically elevated IgM may be an indication of chronic neuroborreliosis; my LLMD believes a chronically elevated IgM is more indicative of a chronically active Lyme infection than IgG because Lyme is always changing it's outer surface protein configurations to evade the immune system, therefore the immune system has to keep making new antibodies, which will be of the IgM type initially). IgG is thought to be an indication of past exposure and/or chronic infection. If you have a copy of your WB results, you should see a separate list of bands for IgM and IgG.
I hope this helps - good luck,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line).