I understand that I can't get any answers to this here, but I'm concerned. And maybe someone knows of a method to find out. I should have addressed this with my neuro during last visit. But, I was not aware that EBV can cause this type of process.
An MRI from 4 months ago showed swelling on my brain stem. My original doctor attributes it to Lyme and figured the oral abx protocol he put me on would take care of it. Well, it hasn't. And he acted as if the swelling was no big deal. Fast forward 3-4 weeks ago. I see Dr J in DC and he feels the swelling IS a big deal and wants me on IV therapy. Can't afford IV therapy, but going to Sanoviv instead to do their Lyme Protocol.
Last Monday, I went and saw a very good neurologist. He says the inflammation on my brain stem is very concerning and would like to treat experimentally with some more abx.
Now, I am still planning on leaving for Sanoviv on Dec 17th. However, I have an active EBV infection. But, since I have a positive Lyme test, the doctors are assuming it is the Lyme causing the swelling. But, what if it's the active EBV. From what I have read, encephalitis is more times viral than it is bacterial.
I'm scared that I may have this treatment done and help with the Lyme but the swelling still stays due to the EBV.
Is there a way to determine what is producing the swelling for sure? A spinal tap, maybe?
Post Edited (Hoagie) : 12/9/2017 2:15:50 PM (GMT-7)