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Blood Results – Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae & ANA

16 Oct

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Blood Results – Mycoplasma pneumoniae, Chlamydophila pneumoniae & ANA

 

Phone Call From LLMD

I had my phone appointment today with my LLMD and I received my blood test results finally. First we went over that my Babesia is far from dying off and it’s really angry and my Bartonella is causing havoc again. I will continue treatment for Bab and Bart and add in a new RX which I will list below. I am having the usual low oxygen/air-hunger, soaking night sweats, and my ankle pain is back along with the hundreds of other symptoms.

So for now my main focus is killing off (if that is possible) my Babesia and Bartonella along with other bugs while still treating the Lyme disease. As I have mentioned before and the name still slips my mind but I have the strain of Babesia which is harder to kill than the other species. After two years of antibiotics and no progress for Lyme, Bab or Bart you start to wonder if they will ever go away.

I took notes while on the phone but my fatigue was so bad so I hope I can read my notes. I am stopping Suprax, continue Clindamycin, adding this and pulsing that which I will try to mention below.

Although I have all of this I still enjoy the beauty of life and what I have. It is truly the little things that mean so much to me. Fall, football and the holidays are here so I am happy. Now if I can only find a girlfriend to keep me warm during these cold months I will be all set.

 

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Blood Test Results

 

I tested recently for my routine CBC but I also tested for Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae which I have always assumed I have had for 30 years and I finally have Medicare so I could afford to test for it. The CBC and routine blood work are to check my enzymes and organs and see how they are holding up while on antibiotics which everyone should do monthly or bi-monthly. We also tested my blood for my thyroid such as T3 and for my Anti-nuclear antibody (ANA) count.

 

So like always I received all bad news on the results.

  • Mycoplasma pneumoniae – Positive
  • Chlamydophila pneumoniae – Positive
  • T3 count – High
  • ANA – High

 

I have Hypothyroidism so my thyroid is slow and counts are usually low so having a high T3 sounds like my thyroid is out of whack. This is nothing that worries me but my T3 has never been high and my LLMD said a new study says having a high T3 (while so sick) is good so we will let it remain high.

My ANA count being high can mean a lot of different things. My primary doctors have always suspected I have Lupus since it runs in the family so it could be Lupus. It could also mean Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) which is what my pediatrician told my mom I would have when I got older when I was a child. I had Osteomyelitis when I was a baby and I lived in the hospital with an IV in my ankle bone marrow for a few months. The high ANA count could also be from fighting an infection which I am so it may be nothing but just joint pain. We are not really sure what to make of it.

Mycoplasma pneumoniae and Chlamydophila pneumoniae both can cause pneumonia, lung issues and possible lung cancer. In 1999 I literally nearly died from elderly pneumonia. I had only 10% of one lung left to breath with. At that time the doctors all said “how the heck did you get elderly pneumonia at your age of 24 years old?”. Now I know why since I have been living with both of these pneumonia causing bugs in me for years. My primary doctors have never tested me for either pneumoniae and never followed up after I had pneumonia.

So today wasn’t really unexpected news since I knew all along I have way more than I have tested for so far. I feel as if I am a walking petri dish so I figure there are more bugs I haven’t tested for yet. It just feels like getting kicked when you are already down when every time you have a test they find a new problem and never good news. So more bugs to kill off, time to get my SK boots on!

 

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Treatment Plan:

A-Bart (20 drops twice a day – herbal dropper for Bartonella)

A-Bab (herbal dropper for Babesia)

Cryptolepis (3 droppers full – herbal dropper for Babesia)

Ketoconazole 2% (apply to Candida area)

Clindamycin 300mg (2 pills 2 times daily for Babesia)

Coartem (4 caps twice a day for 2 weeks, pulsing 3/3 – used for Babesia/Malaria)

Biaxin (for my 2 pneumoniae bugs)

Coartem (for inflammation, Lupus, RA and Malaria)

Artemisinin (for Babesia and parasites)

Meriva 500 (2 pills twice a day for inflammation)

Fluconazole 200mg (1 pill per day for candida/yeast caused by abx)

Folapro (for my MTHFR)

Glutathione (for my MTHFR)

VSL#3 (continue taking 3-4 times daily to keep from getting C-Diff)

Florastor (probiotic to help with abx)

Cholestyramine (a binder to help with intestinal issues)

*I will continue to take Milk Thistle, Chanca Piedra (which are both important for cleaning out the liver/kidneys), 600 mg DHA, Vit B-Complex, Vit C, Vit B12, and a few other supplements.

Stopped This Med:

Suprax 400mg (1 pill daily)

 

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New Treatment – June 2012

25 Jun

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LLMD Visit – June 2012

Took a long, exhausting car ride to my LLMD today. I was put on a new treatment as expected. I am staying away from the heavy dose of the usual antibiotics for now since I have no insurance until September and to take a break from antibiotics. I asked for herbal treatment and that is what I have received.

I will be on only one antibiotic which I have already been on before so it’s no big deal. I seem to do pretty good on herbal treatments and do not herx or have huge die off. So I hope this one works a little better and kills these bugs.

(On a side note; the visit cost me $625.00 out-of-pocket and insurance does not help cover any of these meds or the doctor visit for those unfamiliar with what us Lymies go through with insurance)

 

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MTHFR!

I also finally got the results of my MTHFR test back and it was not god news as I hoped. I have tested positive for both mutant genes but I do not have a copy of the test to share the specific genes and information just yet. I will share that information when I get a copy of the test.

 

What is MTHFR?

“Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) is an enzyme that in humans is encoded by the MTHFR gene.[2] Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase catalyzes the conversion of 5,10-methylenetetrahydrofolate to 5-methyltetrahydrofolate, a cosubstrate for homocysteine remethylation to methionine. Genetic variation in this gene influences susceptibility to occlusive vascular disease, neural tube defects, colon cancer and acute leukemia, and mutations in this gene are associated with methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase deficiency.”

 

Basically my body is and has not been producing a correct enzyme which can give me risks of getting blood clots, occlusive vascular disease, neural tube defects, colon cancer and acute leukemia. In other words I have to take 2 more pills for life along with my thyroid pill. Each mutation of the gene can be handed down from one parent each or one may mutate on its own. Or so I am told, I’m still new to this.

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Updated Treatment Plan:

Chiropractor (for herniated discs in my neck causing neuropathy)

A-BartByron White Formulas (20 drops twice per day – for Bartonella)

A-Bab – Byron White Formulas (20 drops twice per day – for Babesia)

Cryptolepis (20-30 drops per day for Babesia)

A-EB/H6 – Byron White Formulas (20 drops twice a day – for chronic Epstein-Barr virus)

Florazin (for possible fungal infection in mouth)

Nystatin (for possible fungal infection in mouth)

Artemisinin (5 days on 5 off – usual dose for parasites)

Mimosa – (from compound pharmacy -1 three times daily for parasites besides worms)

Septra DS (1 twice a day -only antibiotic I am on)

Florapro (1 per day – for my MTHFR mutant genes)

Acetylated Glutathione (1 twice a day – for my MTHFR mutant genes)

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Supplements:

Milk Thistle

Chanca Piedra

Ribose

Krill Oil

Super B Complex

B12

Vit D3

Calcium

Magnesium

Chromium Picolinate

CoQ10

Butchers Broom

Horsetail Grass

Coconut Oil

Colostrum – LD

Folic Acid

and many more…….

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