I just got more test results and it appears that the strain of yeast I've been fighting is Candida Lusitaniae and according to my doctor I also have Reactivated EBV. I'm a little confused though because there was no IgM result, so how can she be sure it's reactivated? Here were the results: EBV, Chronic/Active Infection
EBV Early Antigen Ab, IgG >150.0 High Normal Range U/mL 0.0 - 8.9
Negative < 9.0
Equivocal 9.0 - 10.9
EBV Ab VCA, IgG >600.0 High Normal Range U/mL 0.0 - 17.9)
Equivocal 18.0 - 21.9
EBV Nuclear Antigen Ab, IgG 130.0 High Normal Range U/mL 0.0 - 17.9
Equivocal 18.0 - 21.9
I mean the symptoms I have make sense, but then with Lyme, Mycoplasma, Chl. Pneumonaie and EBV the symptoms all seem to overlap so who knows. Even the Candida can have similar symptoms! From what I'm reading, the lusitaniae strain is pretty rare though and seems to be correlated with more severe types of infections so I'm a little worried. I've been on Fluconazole since December (150mg daily) so still testing positive for yeast is really annoying! Also I've seen everything from there's no treatment for reactivated EBV other than supportive care, to many people die from this and need stem cell transplants (ummm, sounds a bit extreme). I am allergic to antivirals (broke out into hives and had trouble breathing from 1 single dose of Valtrex! and Zovirax/Acyclovir made me swell and had the worst gastro disturbances!) so I can't take any of those to help.
I'm starting to get the sinking feeling that I'm a lot sicker than any of the doctors realize and am going to end up in the hospital soon. One drop of A-Myco, 1 dose of Pyridoxal-5 Phosphate and 1 dose of Molybdenum set off a horrible reaction with muscle pain/spasms, nausea, gas and major cramping that I couldn't tolerate. Right now my ND wants me to just take Molybdenum(250mcg) and Pyridoxal-5 Phosphate (50mg) while she investigates alternative Candida treatments. But I don't want to take either if they are going to cause such pain again. 250mcg of the Molyb seems like a high dosage and I have seen other posts by people who had the same muscle pain, spasms and stomach upsets that I did so that makes me not want to ever touch it again. I know she's trying to work with my genetic challenges (I have MTHFR, COMT and CBS gene mutations) but I feel like right now I'm too sick to do anything other than attempt to knock out the candida.
Also my PCP and Infectious Disease doctor are trying to tell me that I don't have Lyme based on my tests because I only had IgG 23 and 30 and IgM 23. But the fact that my Elisa test was positive and that these bands showed up on 2 separate Western Blot tests (with 23 being specific for Lyme), along with my symptoms AND I remember having a bulls eye like rash should have them reconsidering that diagnosis shouldn't it? My ND isn't even questioning it, especially with a CD57 of 50 but we all know how MD's can be about
Lyme. I have an appt with my PCP on Monday and would like to present some good Lyme information to her so that I can at least get her support as I go through this. Does anyone have some good links with information that MD's are likely to see as credible?
I'm still so overwhelmed and exhausted and getting really tired of the eat this, don't eat that, take this, don't take that things I'm being told! Thank you!
EDIT: Just discovered that my ND now wants me to take Monolaurin 300mg per day gradually working up to 900mg 3x a day! ACK!!! Has anyone taken this or had any experience with it? I'm seriously NOT wanting to buy or take ANY more supplements right now out of fear of what my screwed up body will put me through when I do!
Post Edited (Rare Squirrel) : 5/17/2018 7:27:47 PM (GMT-6)