New Goal for CD 57

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   Posted 8/2/2009 4:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Meant to tell you guys that more and more docs are not willing to pull antibiotics until you are symptoms free 2 months (no herxes from flagyl/bicillin).. and CD57 count up to 120! It used to be 60 was the goal for the CD57 but relapses were happening.......will keep you posted-- it is not worth checking (I think) until you are symptom-free or doing really well. It does not slowly go up - for those of us with low counts (mine has been low for years, hence the reason I am on IV) day it will just go up.

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   Posted 8/2/2009 9:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for this information pcpc. I've always wondered what number was a "good" number. I knew it should be in the 100's. Mine is currently 43.
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   Posted 8/4/2009 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
pcpc, My first LLMD told me 180 before stopping tx.  Dr. B's guidelines say 150.  Mine was 34 after 6 months of Zhang's protocol.
P.S. UHC my insurance gave me a hard time (about paying for it) requesting all clinical notes, progress notes and lab results from my visit.  The only thing they haven't approved is the CD57, the first time I had it done they didn't pay calling it experiemental!
2001 symptoms started:
Tingling in fingers and toes both sides, not tested at that time for LD
2007 Summer tested pos. WB, diagnosed with LD, tested neg for co-infections thru Igenex
Abx - Doxy 100mg 2x/day for 3 weeks (before diagnosis)
Amoxicillin 1gm 2x/day for 1 month
Amoxicillin 1gm 3x/day with Probenecid 500mg 2x/day  5 months 
Currently on Dr. Zhang's protocol stopped Zhang's after 6 months symptoms returned.  Started Buhner's protocol May 2009

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   Posted 8/5/2009 11:07 AM (GMT -7)   
My LLMD wants us at 200
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