Thank you so much for the responses everyone. I appreciate it a lot, and apologize for the late response. I was travelling.
I've run the gamut getting as much testing as I could through our health care system here (BC- Canada).
When it comes to alternative testing, I'm not sure how much a difference there is between say Mycoplasma pneumonia or Babesia microti from Igenex, and the CCDC/CDC standards I believe the labs the health care system here uses and would have to comply with. I know there are some larger differences and different tests available when it comes to Borrelia (lyme) species.
Not sure if I need to pony up and spend the money getting tested for Bartonella, Mycoplasma pneumonia, Tuleremia etc. if I've tested negative for them up here. ie. if they'd be using essentially the same test.
I do need to get the lyme done I know, and I haven't been tested for babesia. The anaplasmosis was just positive on IFA so who knows if it was a false positive or not. I've read it often cross reacts with C. pneumoniae and have a feeling it may with Ehrlichia as well (as they are very similar organisms).
Seberg- thanks for the ANS info. I'll check it out. I was diagnosed with MS six years ago, so docs are currently trying to rule out peripheral nervous system involvement (which the autonomic is a part of). Not sure if there are any good tests for the autonomic system, specifically the vagus nerve. Anyone?
Girlie- I definitely have some orthostatic intolerance. I hope with time yours HEALS UP!
And thank you very much for editing my post.
Atlanticgrl- Was that 207 prolonged or just while you were active? My HR has also been over 200 a couple times this past week (but with a bit of exertional activity carrying something up an incline). It took quite a while to come back to "normal", but started dropping as soon as I wasn't exerting myself.
What are you on cholestyramine for? Cholesterol issue? What kind of herbal regimen are you on?
And haha I feel like I've gotten that response a few times. "You look like the spitting image of health! Oohh that's weird... hmmm.. hands up... hmmm.. hope that gets better.. hmmm.. let's wait and see." I'm sure we all have similar stories.