Posted 2/19/2009 6:06 PM (GMT -7)
I was diagnosed with cancer 13 years ago and underwent chemotherapy which had to be stopped as a result of multiple infections and hospitalizations. Since that time, I've developed diabetes, neuropathy, fibromyalgia, arthritis, optic neuritis, night sweats, depression, fevers, chills...and the list goes on. I feel as though I have a horrible case of the flu most of the time and my joints ache. I take over a dozen different medications to manage these illnesses. The pain is so bad that I have added percocets 4-5 times every day so I can function through the pain. Last week I went for some blood work and my CD57 panel came back with a level of 48. I've heard this could indicate Lyme disease. Does anyone know if this particular test result, along with my physical complaints, could affirm a lyme disease diagnosis?