T cell deficiency

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/16/2009 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I need help.
I went to an immunologyst and he did a blood test. The result is T cell deficiency.

When I asked treatment, he said it cannot be treated, Immun Globulin cannot help me.
Also he said, he is sure it's not from lyme.

What can I do now?
If it's not from lyme, what it is?
Is there anybody who has the same problem?
Could somebody help me?
I don't understand it... :(
have lyme since 2004

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   Posted 11/16/2009 7:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I would get a second opinion if I were you.....let us know what you find out. Did you find anything searching online?

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   Posted 11/16/2009 11:59 AM (GMT -7)   
That doctor doesn't sound very helpful. I agree with georgiagirl, it would be a good idea to get a second opinion and to do some research on this. Just because that one doctor doesn't think he can help you doesn't mean you can't be helped. I don't know about you, but I had to go to many doctors and specialists over a period of more than ten years just to get my Lyme diagnosis. If I had listened to some of them, I'd be thinking I had mental problems and a bunch of individual inflammatory conditions instead of knowing what is actually wrong and treating it properly. A friend of mine who had severe knee pain and swelling went to a doctor who told her she had a rare connective tissue disorder. He wanted to do surgery. Thank goodness she did some research and saw another doctor, because it turned out she had Lyme. Good luck to you in finding out what is going on. Don't give up.

I have Lyme; it doesn't have me.

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   Posted 11/16/2009 6:59 PM (GMT -7)   
I too have a T-cell deficiency (and a B-Cell deficiency). It may be lyme or something else, possibly even a co-infection, causing this for me. Did the immunologist run a lymphocyte subset panel? Did you get a copy of the results? If so, I'd be interested in comparing results with you.

Take care,
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently trying to wean off TPN.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, Milk Thistle, Ailanthus, homeopathy.

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Date Joined Nov 2008
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   Posted 11/18/2009 6:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for answers.
Unfortunately I couldn't find any connection between lyme and T-cell deficiency on net.

I sent you an e-mail.
have lyme since 2004

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