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rosesinjanuary
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   Posted 6/11/2010 12:51 PM (GMT -7)   
my son is quite sick, his CBC showed high reactive lymphs normal is 0-5 his is 38.  they are thinking mono and maybe they are rght.  However when in 2nd o r 3rd grade he had lyme was treated by a lyme literate Dr. and got well  I am just, a little concerned it could have come back but if nobody has heard that high reactive lymphs in a cbc could point to lyme that would be good thanks lisa

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   Posted 6/12/2010 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
As far as I know, there are no CBC blood test abnormalities that point to Lyme specifically. Might be interesting to know what his CD-57 count is...that test is thought to be much more specific to Lyme and some LLMD's even use the result to determine if one is relapsing or not.


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Chronic Lyme Disease, 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, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds:  IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle, Magnesium, homeopathy.

Post Edited (Razzle) : 6/13/2010 3:55:43 AM (GMT-6)


rosesinjanuary
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   Posted 6/13/2010 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   
hi Razzle
looked up cd-57, it looks like a test they may not know how to do here? he is Low on differential neutrophils and lymphocytes eosininopholis and basolphils however on absolute cell count he is high on absolute neutrophils and lymphocytes. He was diagnosed mono just so we'd have something to put on paperwork he will have an epstein bar tomorrow. You should have seen his neck pulsating. thanks razzle i'll keep u informed and we don't have ins. For me i have decided to quit the PA we have seen since kids were little she was just going to let the guy die he could not swallow tonsils blocking. The dr, at the clinic was very disappointed in the lack of care and laze faire attitude PA had and she was getting a call from him friday. If we can see him through this we are away from there. she is the one that said (when I was confused and could not find my way out of the office if I was trying to CONVINCE her something was wrong with me in front of everybody ( I was lost) she also has refused anything other than ibuprofen for my pain even when I broke a rib . I am almost 50 yearsld been sick since 96 and I will not suffer so when I know darvcot helps. thanks again lisa

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   Posted 6/13/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
Absolute counts being low like that with percentages high is interesting...clearly something is going on but hard to tell exactly what without further tests.

Check out http://www.anapsid.org/lyme/strickerpanel.html for instructions on how to get the CD-57 panel done correctly.

If the EBV (Epstein-Barr) test is high/positive for active infection, L-Lysine and Vitamin C are good anti-virals to try. Be aware that EBV goes in cycles and if you catch it during a low-point it will be negative on the test, so you may have to get him checked more than once to confirm the infection.

I hope this helps - take care,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, 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, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds:  IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle, Magnesium, homeopathy.

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