This is just great. The lab interpretations suggest that HHV6 and parvovirus antibodies are common in adults -- and some lab stuff I've read seem to indicate that because I had chicken pox and measles, possibly 5th disease as a child, that I would have these antibodies because they grant lifetime immunity. I swear that's some of what I found when researching these lab results.
Now, I've looked at HHV6 again and I'm pretty upset about what I'm reading. I'm also seeing Ep-Barr linked to chronic fatigue.
What is up w/ all this?? I understand that folks are misdiagnosed w/ some of those diseases when they have lyme. But what in the heck is this connection between these viruses and lyme? Suppression of the immune system?
Did lyme suppress my system so these became active? Or did my immune system become suppressed because of these diseases and so I was more susceptible to lyme?
Also -- the LLMD had made diagnosis of Lyme based on band 39 and clinical evaluation. I do not yet have my CD57 and the lab did not do another WB as requested. I am thinking that the obvious Babesia (high enough to be 'acute') lends more weight to having Lyme. Wouldn't it be uncommon to have Babs and no lyme?
How will we ever find the answers to these questions? Maybe eventually, I will help us figure this out, IF I actually have all these infections and IF they are active.
WHAT do I tell my parents? My father is ill too and I don't want to burden them w/ negative stuff (mom is 79 and dad is 80). But they always ask about my labs and Dr visit.
My kids think I'm just negative, complainer (which I am). My daughter believes I am ill, but also believes that I want to be, and that I need an attitude adjustment!
OK, I mostly need answers/opinions on the highlighted paragraph. I am very upset that my LLMD has not contacted me. And I am very upset about the lab missing at least 3 (+ 3 more if you count what PCP ordered) of the tests he ordered. I know you all have been thru worse and I am very sorry. Still, please help me the questions above, OK? Do I have these infections or does the labwork just show my immunity?
From research, I'm certain about the mono. Looks like I need to do more. But if I also have the other 2 infections and they're active, I'm in some deep doo doo. (never had a fever blister in my life, but I think this is a different herpes)
I'm sorry, but I don't recall if anyone has posted anything on parvovirus? my number looks fairly high, I think. (over 5)
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
Post Edited (+Lyme) : 7/18/2009 9:03:25 AM (GMT-6)