I haven't really considered a viral issue. hum?
All my symptoms now are just like they were in the first few months. Especially the neuro sx; symptoms. So I'm worried that maybe I'm developing a resistance to the meds now. I hope not!
The Valtrex has worked pretty good for me in the past. I've delt with cold sores my whole life, especially when smacked in the mouth, extra dry lips or sun burn. I have alot of skin damage from way too many facial sun burns. (I'm a red-head with fair skin who never wore sunscreen in my teens). So I wasn't surprised to have the +herpes test. But am surprised that I've only had one cold sore since my symptoms started in May, 08. But will totally start popping the valtrex right away. In fact, that reminds me I need a refill.
I hear you on the diet issue!! I'm still argueing with myself about the whole do I or don't I "really" have food allergies? I was tested, and all 16 were positive. That's to coincidental!
Before I found an LLMD, I went to my PCP and had her start me on the standard treatment. I started on Doxycycline 200mg daily. It was summer, I had serious sun reactions with it, and it was the wrong dose.
My LLMD started me on biaxin cause I'm allergic to amoxicillin and sulfa drugs. Biaxin is thought to help with lyme and co-infection. I'm not sure which. Biaxin's pretty strong and she wanted to she how I'd do just on that. Then slowly add others as needed, per symptom.
I don't recall having any herx after starting any of my meds. But keep in mind that I'm still confused between herx and die-off symptoms. Like right now I figure I'm in a serious die-off phase; with the increased pain and all.
Oh, I just remembered, i've tested pos for parvo about 3 years ago. And my LLMD just had me tested again. Cause you asked about the viral load stuff. I think if we really focus on all of the immune boosting things and keep our GI tract as healthy as possible, then that will hopefully allow our bodies to deal with any current virus'. Which I would imagine being hard to do when your WBC, white cell count is low already.
What's your thought?
KH, I noticed you have MVP and murmur. I do too. Biaxin and Cipro together can cause palpations and such. I had a whole cardiac workup to make sure my heart could handle it. I had several espisodes of palpations in the first couple of weeks using that combo, but now very seldomly. I just pay attention to my heart rate, that it's not too high.
11/07 symptoms start
7/4/08 IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08 Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,