Horowitz mentions 75-80% of lyme patients have some subclass immunoglobulin deficiencies.
Horowitz' mentioning the future importance of subclass immunoglobulin analysis done on lyme patients as a whole. So far, as ive ranted in the past, none of the leading lyme Drs have been talking about this; its LONG OVER DUE!
I agree! I mean CD57 is something, but I wonder if the IgG subclasses paint a more detailed diagnostic picture for a knowledgeable (LL)MD...do they? I don't know. We could only hope that more MDs besides Dr. H might know this.
And in addition to learning about
immunoglobulin subclasses I'm starting to learn about
pharmacogenomics/pharmacogenetics. Pretty fascinating stuff.
I'm still wondering if an "LP" is a good idea...lumbar puncture a.k.a spinal tap. Another MD (Dr. R) mentioned it as useful for late stage neuroborreliosis. Isn't there a risk, however slight, of paralysis? or severe pain though?
I still have my MD Lab kits because I went with IgenEx and couldn't afford more tests.
And I wonder what would come up on a Galaxy, DNAConnexions or ArminLabs...
sry for off-topic...
Okay back on topic. I seriously I may have picked up Corona Virus at the grocery store a few days ago.
No joke. I was coughing up some yellow-greenish phlegm onto a paper towel one or two days after that. (I have pictures if you don't believe me, TMI...I know). I had no mask or latex gloves unlike most of the other shoppers. Went early in the morning too, more elderly people I noticed. Over the next couple days, I had a dry cough, and could taste white blood cells (pus?) in my saliva whenever I coughed, reminded me of when I got pneumonia. Anyway, wiped everything down with isopropyl, showered finally, took some Zinc and 2.5X Vitamin C (not the fancy liposomal or Meyers cocktail...I wish) and slept for 10-12 hours one day, and then another 10-12 hour sleep-a-thon so I think I've shaken it. I had a massive panic attack somewhere in there too with some uncontrolled shaking.
I tend to think we are more vulnerable, so naturally I'm extra-cautious.
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