Monocytes elevated...???

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Delmar
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   Posted 8/20/2014 10:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Guys, I need you right now..... :,(

Nurse called to go over blood work and said my ANA is still positive, my sodium is high and my monocytes are elevated at 15 (normal range 1-9, I believe is what she said).

Anyone else have this happen with Lyme?

I'm so scared, I'm worried about cancer... And autoimmune stuff, BUT I feel like if it is autoimmune it may work itself out with treatment... Lymphoma/leukemia not so much. She said my white count is normal so that's why the doctor hasn't discussed this with me.... Yeah, apparently its been off for a couple months but now they're telling me (probably because my husband is going in to get copies of all my blood tests today). I'm freaking out.

Anyone know much about this???

Post Edited (Delmar) : 8/20/2014 4:59:07 PM (GMT-6)


Delmar
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   Posted 8/20/2014 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Seems like, with what I'm reading 15 is really high.... Actually anything over 10 appears to be cause for concern in mostt people. I'm really worried

Roxie60
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   Posted 8/20/2014 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
http://snippets.com/will-you-have-elevated-monocytes-with-lyme-disease.htm

personally dont recall if I ever had monocytes checked, what blood test did they run to check monocytes?

I just googled this hopefully it helps a little, I have never used this site but there are many responses to your question, just cant tell how qualified the source is.
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Delmar
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   Posted 8/20/2014 11:24 AM (GMT -6)   
It's just the CBC. So my white count was okay and everything else was in range too, just monocytes quite elevated.
Symptoms began October 2013
15 doctors from Feb. - April 2014
Began treatment with LLMD & tested Igenex + 4/2014

Zithro 600 mg x2/daily, Ceftin 500 mg x2/daily, IV/oral glutathione & PC, multiV, magnesium, calcium/D, probiotic, vit c, YL essential oils (thieves, lemon, panaway, oregano, Lyme Bullets, rain drops x1/wk, inner d), L-lysine, milk thistle, cats claw, red root, detoxing and exercise

Delmar
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   Posted 8/20/2014 11:25 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for the link Roxie.
Symptoms began October 2013
15 doctors from Feb. - April 2014
Began treatment with LLMD & tested Igenex + 4/2014

Zithro 600 mg x2/daily, Ceftin 500 mg x2/daily, IV/oral glutathione & PC, multiV, magnesium, calcium/D, probiotic, vit c, YL essential oils (thieves, lemon, panaway, oregano, Lyme Bullets, rain drops x1/wk, inner d), L-lysine, milk thistle, cats claw, red root, detoxing and exercise

AML94
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   Posted 8/20/2014 11:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you have babesia? That can cause monocytosis too. Really, any of these tick borne diseases can. I wish there were an easy way to get an answer!
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Delmar
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   Posted 8/20/2014 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure, I tested negative for confections. Pretty certain I have Bart, but not sure about babesia.

My husband just went an got copies of my blood work. My monocytes were 15 (on a scale from 4-12), and the monocyte (absolute) percentage was still within range at .7% (on a scale from .1 - .9). My WBC was 4.8.

All this stuff really stresses me out. My biggest concern right now is cancer. Primarily Lymphoma since my lymph nodes have been large (still fluctuating, but always swollen).
Symptoms began October 2013
15 doctors from Feb. - April 2014
Began treatment with LLMD & tested Igenex + 4/2014

Zithro 600 mg x2/daily, Ceftin 500 mg x2/daily, IV/oral glutathione & PC, multiV, magnesium, calcium/D, probiotic, vit c, YL essential oils (thieves, lemon, panaway, oregano, Lyme Bullets, rain drops x1/wk, inner d), L-lysine, milk thistle, cats claw, red root, detoxing and exercise

AML94
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   Posted 8/20/2014 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Check out this article about monocytes in malaria. I'm not sure if the units are the same...

http://www.ajol.info/index.php/njcp/article/viewFile/11121/14608
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AML94
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   Posted 8/20/2014 1:47 PM (GMT -6)   
If the absolute monocytes were normal, I wouldn't worry. The percentage being high just means some other WBC was on the lower end

I'm not a human doc. That's the only species I'm not licensed to treat, so check with your doctor!
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Delmar
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   Posted 8/20/2014 1:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks AML. I appreciate your help.
Symptoms began October 2013
15 doctors from Feb. - April 2014
Began treatment with LLMD & tested Igenex + 4/2014

Zithro 600 mg x2/daily, Ceftin 500 mg x2/daily, IV/oral glutathione & PC, multiV, magnesium, calcium/D, probiotic, vit c, YL essential oils (thieves, lemon, panaway, oregano, Lyme Bullets, rain drops x1/wk, inner d), L-lysine, milk thistle, cats claw, red root, detoxing and exercise

Delmar
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   Posted 8/20/2014 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Well my hubby did me another favor today and called and spoke with my llmd about all of this, as I was once again feeling very overwhelmed and emotional.
She said she sees these levels (ANA as well as monocytes) fluctuate in about 95% of her patients, she sees heighted levels and changes lasting for 5-6 months and then eventually things fall off and return to normal with treatment. Since Lyme is such an emotional roller coaster and stress makes everything worse she usually doesn't tell us every little detail or change unless it is extremely concerning.

I am really impressed with the amount of blood work she does... She does a CBC, kidney, liver, thyroid, ana, as well as many others that I don't quite understand and hopefully don't need to, but yeah, every visit - every test! And testing for all autoimmune stuff every 3 months. She also always spends 45 minutes to an hour with me everytime. Maybe that's how most LLMD's are, but I'm just very happy with her today.

Hopefully this can help another Lyme patient googling/stressing in the future.

I am still curious if anyone else here has been told their monocytes are elevated... So if you have a personal experience I'd love to hear it
Symptoms began October 2013
15 doctors from Feb. - April 2014
Began treatment with LLMD & tested Igenex + 4/2014

Zithro 600 mg x2/daily, Ceftin 500 mg x2/daily, IV/oral glutathione & PC, multiV, magnesium, calcium/D, probiotic, vit c, YL essential oils (thieves, lemon, panaway, oregano, Lyme Bullets, rain drops x1/wk, inner d), L-lysine, milk thistle, cats claw, red root, detoxing and exercise

Traveler
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   Posted 8/20/2014 6:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Monocytes are a type of WBC that has a single nucleus and can take in (ingest) foreign material.(www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=4426)
WBC counts will be raised because Lyme is an infection and WBC fight infections.

I had all kinds of different levels of WBC's (& RBC's due to Babesia) while I was sick the first time. Really confused the doctors sometimes!! LOL!

Sounds like you have a really wonderful hubby!!
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12 - no active symptoms
Healed from tick-borne infections, now healing from the damage they left behind.
www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364

Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014

Delmar
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   Posted 8/20/2014 7:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Traveler! It's scary stuff.

Yes, he definitely did me some huge favors today. He's an "optimist to fault", but I think I need that more often than not. I think deep down some if these tests had him a bit concerned too. And yeah, he's a keeper - I do love him very much.

I'm back on track now. Happy thoughts, on the road to healing. :)

Traveler
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   Posted 8/21/2014 2:30 PM (GMT -6)   
turn Wonderful!!! Of course I wish you the best in all things, including speed of healing!

BTW- I've got a keeper too - they are truly a safe place in a storm.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12 - no active symptoms
Healed from tick-borne infections, now healing from the damage they left behind.
www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364

Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
Back in treatment for new Lyme case 8/2014

starbuxgal3
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   Posted 8/23/2014 1:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Interesting....my absolute monocytes are always low. anyone else?
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Delmar
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   Posted 8/23/2014 2:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think being on the low is end is big concern. My absolute count was .7% which falls within range, but the other one was high 15 (scale is 4-12), I'm not 100% sure what to make of it, but my LLMD is fairly confident all will return to normal towards the end of treatment. My ANA has also turned positive in the last couple months.... All of my blood work was perfect in March, and now with treatment my doc is starting to see a couple of these things showing up. I'm just hoping its all because of Lyme and it will return to normal. My overall WBC is in a normal range, actually in June it was low at 3.7, July 4.0, & August 4.8.... LLMD says its my immune system "kicking in" and trying to fight.
Symptoms began October 2013
15 doctors from Feb. - April 2014
Began treatment with LLMD & tested Igenex + 4/2014

Zithro 600 mg x2/daily, Ceftin 500 mg x2/daily, IV/oral glutathione & PC, multiV, magnesium, calcium/D, probiotic, vit c, YL essential oils (thieves, lemon, panaway, oregano, Lyme Bullets, rain drops x1/wk, inner d), L-lysine, milk thistle, cats claw, red root, detoxing and exercise

Delmar
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   Posted 8/23/2014 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey AML, I finally read all if this: http://www.ajol.info/index.php/njcp/article/viewFile/11121/1460
Very interesting and makes sense. I don't see why the same wouldn't apply for Lyme. Thank you!
Symptoms began October 2013
15 doctors from Feb. - April 2014
Began treatment with LLMD & tested Igenex + 4/2014

Zithro 600 mg x2/daily, Ceftin 500 mg x2/daily, IV/oral glutathione & PC, multiV, magnesium, calcium/D, probiotic, vit c, YL essential oils (thieves, lemon, panaway, oregano, Lyme Bullets, rain drops x1/wk, inner d), L-lysine, milk thistle, cats claw, red root, detoxing and exercise
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