hey, I need some opinions/help on my tests...
I had all the shoemaker tests done this last may. The two that came back really high were c4a(9,799) and TGFB-1(10,360), everything else shoemaker recommends were normal. I just tested both of these again in December and the numbers are still high but decreased a lot( TGFB-1-6,420, c4a-6,401)
I've been treating for Lyme pulsing Dr J protocol since last January. I finish up with this treatment in about a month. My symptoms have gotten somewhat better but I'm almost positive I won't be back to my old self when treatment has completed. By far my worst symptom is brain fog(concentration issues, short term memory issues, hard to listen and learn, I just feel drunk all the time) I feel like the brain fog not only causes the brain fog issues, but also causes my depression among other things.
I do want to mention what else I have tested positive for in the past: lyme-per igenex test, EBV, mycoplasma, toxoplasma
I've also done stool test, mold test, food allergy test, heavy metals, and pretty much all the other tests you can take with all coming back negative. I did try a myxtoxin spray for 30 days a little while back.
Like I said I am feeling better than I did a year ago(my mood I would say is the biggest improvement). If I could just get rid of my brain fog I would be satisfied as that is 90% my issue. I still work and am very functional but the brain fog is ruining my life. Sorry for the long post and maybe I should have made this a new post all together I'm just feeling down because I'm finishing up this long treatment and I'm not feeling like I was hoping I would.
May I ask you if you are a patient of Dr J's clinic? I am. I just found out that my HTGF-1 is high (11000). What do they suggest to do about
it? Thank you.I’m a patient of the J Clinic and no one mentioned the HTGF-1 test .
What prompted them to test you for that?
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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