My LLMD's office just called and told me that the Dr. ran the Stricker panel and the lyme was normal but the erlichosis is still coming in high. So she is putting me on Doryx (which is I believe a slow release doxy). So I will now be on 3 antibiotics! I believe this is the CD-57 test right? However, isn't it true that the CD-57 can be unreliable with lyme (especially with bartonella)? I have had it before and it was normal for lyme then as well. Just wondering if anyone else has had this experience. Or could it be the erlichosis causing alot of the symptoms?
Thanks for any advice or comments.
Lyme, erlichosis, bartonella. 4 years undiagnosed despite 10 drs.
Current meds: roxythyroxine, bactrim, amanatadine, neurontin, xanax, valtrex, cymbalta
Prior meds: amoxicillin, probenecid, minocycline, tetracycline, doxy. IV refused by insurance. Supplements: boluke, alpha lipoic acid, ag immune, magnesium, milk thistle