Another thing that I would like to comment on.
Traveler, in the link that you have passed me of the scleritis by Bartonella, the woman had a title of igg of 1/1280 high!
I have looked at the igg of bartonella henselae and quintana and I only have 1: 128 that is negative? It's a very low title, is not it?
Sorry, I had a very busy (and painful
) couple of days.
A "normal" result for acute Bartonellosis (IgM)is 1:128, so you are correct in that your result is low by most standards.
An IgG titer of greater than 1:256 is considered evidence of current or past Bartonella infection. Titers of 1:64 to 1:128 are considered equivocal.
But, no matter what your tests say, your symptoms ( tinnitus, vertigo and fasciculations, also the joint pain and the burning sensation) definitely suggest that you do. In this case, I would say a treatment trial is needed to know if you have the infection or if it's just severe Neuro Lyme. Usually though, those people that have a lot of neuro pain have both Neuro Lyme and Bartonella.
I would suggest that you increase your detoxing first - then talk to your doc about
lowering your doses if that doesn't help. It would just be until you can get 'ahead' of the herx. Loutucky
That's my understanding as well. There comes a point in time where some must make that decision to use steroids, and hopefully it's only in a 'localized' situation as you had.
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Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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