I am really sorry, Rikky. So tough when kids are affected.
I got tired of Igenex's test results, so that's when I switched to Advanced Labs to get better confirmation.
To treat or not to treat? It's a tough question.
I will tell you that we proactively treated Kid#2 for few years with abx (he had few symptoms), and he went from functioning kid to nonfunctioning (so bad he couldn't go to school regularly for 2 years). So, proactively treating him was an absolute epic failure. Makes me sick looking back.
But I didn't proactively treat Kid#3 much (some rounds of alternative treatments), and I regret that. He ended up being hospitalized a few times for something "seemingly" unrelated (but I strongly suspect lyme/etc had a hand in it!). So, I wish I would have proactively treated him in hindsight.
I am proactively treating myself - who doesn't have much symptoms at all for lyme/etc. And yet, it is causing me many more issues that I'm having a tough time resolving. So, I have definite mixed (and sometimes very negative and frustrated!!!!) feelings about
proactively treating myself (again, I didn't previously have many symptoms at all for lyme/etc).
FWIW - I don't have daughters, but I can tell you that my boys all became much worse for symptoms in the pre-puberty/puberty years. So, please keep that in mind.
Wishing you the best of luck for your family. It is soooooo difficult when multiple people in the family are affected.
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, but doing great now!
Kid#2: Still sick now despite being treated for years but doing better (not well yet).
Kid#3: Generally good but relapsing off/on.
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids)-not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue and yeast issues (heart/kidney issues resolved)
Treating with herbals now.
Post Edited (1000Daisies) : 1/3/2018 7:24:48 AM (GMT-7)