I apologize for butting in here w/o properly responding to others' posts. But I've had a bit of a meltdown. No need to say 'sorry', I promise, but I have a few questions. And maybe, hopefully these will help others, if some of you understand these lab results.
First, the past couple days I've experienced kind of sudden worsening of some symptoms: neck, (knees are a little sore, but hadn't bothered me before), sore ankles and feet; and mostly these: cognitive stuff, depression, ever increasing fatigue. The cognitive has caused me problems at work. The depression hit hard and fast and I almost hit rock bottom. It is improved a little this evening. Total body feels stiff and as if all muscles are tensing and contracting. Increased hot flashes and it seems they come within an hour of taking doxy, but timing is not always the same.
Do you think this is more likely a herx or possibly a new infection (tick bite 2 weeks ago). Can one herx on as little as 200 mg/day of Doxy? Would cognitive, depression stuff get worse w/ a herx?
Labs: If, as the lab interpretations say, it is perfectly normal for these to be high and out of range, then why would a Dr order the tests? Does anyone know about these? I'm gonna look them up, but assuming I will find the same interpretations as what is in the lab report. This lab is Quest
Parvovirus B-19: My IgG is 5.4 and high range begins after .9 -- seems pretty high, but notes say IgG persists for many years w/ lifetime immunity. It says this only signifies exposure.
EBV VCA IgG and EBV EBNA IgG are high. Both are over 5, w/ > 1.1 being positive. Interpretation says tests are suggestive of past virus infection. (had mono in high school -- would that account for both? along w/ how far out of range?)
Herpesvirus 6 IgG is 1.8 (high begins w/ 1.2)
Babesia Microti IgG is 1.32, w/ high range beginning at 1.2. It first says it only means I was exposed. Then it says that levels greater than or equal to 1.10 are detected in acute phase patients.
I do not understand how to read the Rocky Mt. They were testing for reflex to titers. They call the tests negative, and gave the reference ranges, but I can't tell how to find my result. Do they just not report my levels if this test is negative?
They did not even do the WB the Dr. ordered -- the lab tech didn't know what it was, and even after I explained how to order it, looks like it did not get done.
Sed rate of 6 is really good, isn't it?
Rheum profile: note says a delay in this testing and reporting, unable to reach Dr. by phone, and for him to call CSR. Strange -- this same lab neglected to test this when my PCP ordered it, too.
Any knowlege and/or experience w/ any of these would be sincerely appreciated.
Still awaiting results of CD57.
Suspect TBI in 1972. Attacked tonsils (recurring high fevers, constant low grade fevers, chronic tonsillitis) , pregnancy (miscarraige), appendix, heart (mitral valve prolapse), hypoglycemia, depression, chronic acute neck and back pain.
Next suspect Mother's Day 2007. Diagnosed w/ Lyme and Bart June 2009. (awaiting more test results)
In treatment for recurrent depression, anxiety, low thyroid.
Bit again 7/1/2009, began Doxy 200 mg /day