This is my recent health history:
Came down and tested positive for mono in Feb 2017 (Severe throat, chills, ache, mild fatigue). Throughout 2017 every 5-6 weeks I would feel "sick" (mild aches/chills) for 48-72 hours. Not ideal, but not a disaster. As of Dec 1, I have been chronically ill and have not shown any improvement (Aches, chills, anxiety/depression). Had my blood work done for a variety of tests and was negative for everything (Including Western Blot) but Positive for EBV. Test results below:
EBV AB VCA IgM - 46 (>44 is positive)
EBV Early Antigen AB, IgG - 33 (>11 is positive)
EBV AB VCA, IgG - >600 (>22 is positive)
EBV Nuclear Antigen AB IgG - 79 (>22 is positive)
So essentially across the board HIGH EBV. My question is - does anyone think this could actually be lyme? I want to make sure as I know how insidious that can be. My symptoms don't honestly seem to fit either lyme or EBV (I have no fatigue). I really don't know how to interpret these results and if I should just assume it is a re-flare of the EBV/Mono I previously had and just something I might have to live with on/off for years.
Any advice is much appreciated.
Hi anon, welcome to our community.
It is quite common for those with lyme to have high antibodies for EBV.
I don't have fatigue either, but I do have lyme, bart and most likely babesia.
No...you don't want to live with 'this' on/off for years.
What lab did you test negative for lyme at?
I suggest you do an Igenex WB Igm and IgG for $250.
Call Igenex and order the test kit. Have your Dr. sign the lab req. you don't need the full panel, just the WB.
Get the blood draw, and send off to igenex (on a Monday or Tuesday - you want it to reach them before Friday as they are closed weekends.
Three weeks later...you get results back.
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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./15 mino - to biaxi