Thanks +Lyme. I definitely plan on having a CD57 test!! I saw it the other night when I was looking up some stuff on Lyme. That should be a simple thing to get done and from what I read, it is almost the best test they have now for Lyme b/c the other tests don't always go positive.
Do most people with Lyme have positive ANA's and other auto-immune markers like RF? I also have a positive marker for crohn's disease but the biopsies do not show that I have crohn's. My PCP always gives me copies of my results but thanks for reminding me to get copies from the other docs too. Otherwise, we don't always get the right picture and ask questions. Sometimes the doctor "interprets" their version of the lab test and give them to you via their version. It isn't always right. Sometimes docs don't always know the proper tests to order, especially for strange, uncommon things.
When I had my skin biopsy at mayo, they said it was granuloma annulare and first of all, the rash is not on my hands, wrists, ankles or feet which is most common in GA. And it is not circular in any way and looks nothing like the pictures I have seen of GA.
They say lupus and lyme are both great imitators and it looks like I could have either. Someone else here said a lot of people with lyme have poisitve ANA's.
Thanks again for your insight and advice!!!
d 1/09 with colitis sigmoid colon with some diverticular disease as well
IBS, asthma/allergies, high BP, fibromyalgia, GERD, restless legs and periodic limb movement in sleep, low thyroid, the list keeps growing..........................
claritin, singulair, diovan, progesterone, VSL#3 probiotic, Vit. D, colazal, plaquenil back on cymbalta for pain, nexium for reflux (trying again)
Blood test positive for Crohn's via prometheus ibd serology panel ASCA
Positive ANA rheumatologist suspects mixed connective tissue disease 4/2010
Collitis doing OK for now, it's fatigue and joint pain that are plagueing me right now!!!