Probable Undiagnosed Late Stage Lyme

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   Posted 4/12/2018 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
65 yo with diagnoses of lupus, fibromyalgia, GERD, asthma, heart issues, heel problems. about 27 years ago had a bite with expected bullseye rash. Tests negative WB and Eliza. Sept 2000 had cancer of thymus and total removal of same. Last year and a half, recurring upper respiratory infection with sometimes productive cough. On and off abx for almost a year. Recent retest of same Lyme tests neg to CDC standards. High score on Horowitz Questionnaire.

Q: Are there any test that woul pick up an undiagnosed Lyme w/ coinfection that have been active for over 25 years? Can iGenx pick it up?

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   Posted 4/12/2018 2:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amazon, welcome!

Sorry for all that you've been through.

You may or may not get a full positive Igenex test...but often there will be indications - i.e. Lyme specific bands show up.
The Igenex WB Igm and IgG for $250 is a good test.

igenex also has a couple of new tests: The Lyme ImmunoBlots IgM and IgG and the IGX Spot.
I don't recall the cost of these two.

But, having a known tick bite plus a bullseye rash is enough to warrant treatment - not to mention your multi-systemic symptoms that ensued and the high score on the Questionnaire.

I recommend you find a LLMD and schedule an appointment. You can start a new thread: "Looking for LLMD in/near_____" and fill in the blank with your location.

You can also email me and I'll check my list and send you names for your location (if I have some)
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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
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