I know that my bilirubin is super high. The GP said I had something called Gilbert's Syndrome but LLMD thinks its lyme related, which makes sense to me. I just started milk thistle, and I do dandelion tea. Hoping to add something else in, though, because I plan to beat this illness and I want to come away with healthy organs.
Looking up tulsi tea now.
When I was in my teens, a blood-test showed raised bilirubin levels..and i was told I had gilbert's syndrome... This was many, many years before lyme symptoms.
It is now in range with my other liver enzymes.
My LLND and I have had some discussions on whether I've had bartonella for many, many years...but my immune system was keeping it in 'check' - as I've had a healthy life until recently. It could be the reason my bilirubin was raised for all these years...and now that I've been treating, it has stabilized.
Possibly adding lyme to my system a few years back caused the crash.
dogsblood - your LLMD may be right - the high bill maybe from the infection.
Sorry to hijack, Fronton.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14; added biaxin Sept. 26/14 Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.; Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin); Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif; Nov. switched mino to biaxin.