Dughters symptoms, any thoughts?

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   Posted 3/6/2018 8:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all,

With school in full swing and family and work life, I have not gotten on here much. I do however have a question that I would like some feedback on.

For those who do not know me or don't remember I was diagnosed in early 2016 with Lyme and Co. after my ordeal others in my family were also diagnosed and treated. Mostly they have been doing well since then.

My second oldest though, Who initially had positive bands 41, 66, and 93 has recently been fairly sick. For the last month, she has been getting increasing headaches, now daily, low-grade fever, black eyes, and fatigue. She went to see the MD and found out that she has very low Vit D level, moderately low creatinine and elevated GFR and borderline low TSH most other tests in normal range.

Any one know of a connection between TSH D3 and kidney functions with Lyme?

We are doing a DNA connexions test for her but that is 3 weeks and I would like to think about what to do in the meantime.

Thanks for the help.


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   Posted 3/6/2018 8:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I think most everyone has low d3. My kids were all low. How low was she?

Lyme does mess with hormones. They should check her free t3 and free t4 too. Tsh is actually released in the pituitary.

I would recheck the creatine to make sure it wasn’t a blip. My kids have had abnormalities before that were normal when rechecked. Once both girls had something with BUN because they hadn’t drank a lot of water that day.

The rest does sound concerning. I hope she feels better.

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   Posted 3/6/2018 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Nick-What's her GFR? A high GFR is usually good. It's when a GFR goes low that it's a problem. For most labs the range for that test is > or =60

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   Posted 3/6/2018 11:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Headaches, low grade fever, and fatigue can be caused by bartonella. Bartonella affects skin and blood vessels, so I'm guessing they may cause the dark circles, too. I searched for that and one person indicated dark circles went away after they found out they were anemic and started taking iron. (I would definitely test for that before supplementing, though.)

Those symptoms are kind of non-specific and could be caused by any number of things, but I thought I would point out bartonella in case that hasn't been considered or treated before.
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