I just mowed through my last brazil nuts yesterday. Need more, and to pay closer attention to taking either those nuts or selenium every day. I've been really good about
it since I was trying to get TPO lowered. So odd how high it jumped desite the selenium
Oh! Your low FT3 was actually higher than mine has been (3.0, 2.8, 2.9). Maybe mine has gone up a point since Aug due to selenium. I'll discuss with new nd tomorrow.
Yes, IGeneX. I meant, false negative. Ooops! IGeneX report says: The lyme test results are "considered POSITIVE if two or more of the double starred bands present" (I only have one present, or IND), "Negative if less than two" (this is me), "Indeterminate if only bands 31 and 41 present" (I have several IND).
"Presence of one double starred band or indeterminate double starred band in a NEGATIVE report may indicate clinical significance". (I have presence of 3 double starred bands (2 are IND, 1 is +), and 1 no starred band on IgM, and presence of 1 double starred band on IgG). Results with one "+" mean low intensity, two "++" means middle intensity.
IgM: (So, more recent or likely active infection)
18 kDa.---------- "+" = (low positive intensity - flagellen fragment)
++31 kDa.------ "+" = (low positive intensity - outer surface proteins)
++41 kDa.---- "IND" = (indeterminate level - flagellin)
++83-93 kDa.--"IND"= (indeterminate level - #83 is high molecular mass protein, specific to Borrelia. #93 is immunodominant protoplasmic cylinder antigen, associated with flagellum. Specific to Borrelia.).
IgM: (So, more recent or likely active infection?)
18 kDa.------------"+" = (low positive intensity - flagellen fragment)
++31 kDa.--------"+" = (low positive intensity - outer surface proteins)
++41 kDa.------"IND" = (indeterminate level - flagellin)
++83-93 kDa.--"IND" = (indeterminate level - #83 is high molecular mass protein, specific to Borrelia. #93 is immunodominant protoplasmic cylinder antigen, associated with flagellum. Specific to Borrelia.).
IgG: (So, I have had previous exposure to bacteria and possibly have an older lyme infection?)
++39 kDa.-----"IND" = (indeterminate level - Bmp, bacterial membrane protein. Specific to Borrelia).
++41 kDa.------"++" = (middle positive - flagellin)
The test interpretation says, "Positive result for 31 (I have one "+")...infection with HSV, EBV, HCV and/or syphilis may give false positive". Ok, so I have very high EPV antibodies, so EPV could account for "+" on 31 on IgM, but what about
the rest of it? How else would I have Borrelia markers if I did not have a tick bite me that was carrying Borrelia?
Yes, I am sure there people out there who are blaming their symptoms on something else. The denial people. Or the people who thinks its ".......fill in the blank.....disease.....or injury.....or stress......" causing all the symptoms. I was diagnosed with Fibro this past spring, but I knew something else was up, so I didn't just settle with that. My symptoms could be Lupus, but so far tests are negative (awaiting few more results). Or, in my case it could all be related to hypothyroid, and my entire system being out of whack.
Are you sure that people can pass lyme bacteria to others? Infected ticks must bite their host in order to transfer the lyme bacteria to people or animals. Maybe you mean just some co-infections? Example: mycoplasma can be a co-infection of lyme, or it can be acquired through unprotected sex. Urea plasma is affiliated with mycoplasma, but I am not sure if its a co-infection of lyme or not. It is, however, a leading cause of infertility and miscarriages. It can be transferred through unprotected sex, and can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease.
As for donating blood from those who have lyme, co-infections, EPV, CMV, mycoplamsa, ureaplasma, that is a very good question! One would think that the collected blood is tested prior to being used, but who knows?
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