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Wow on your mile long post. I dont' know how you do it.

What do you mean?? Havent you talked to me on the phone?

Yeah....its the same when I type. :ph34r:

BTW....you were the first person I added as a friend (this morning). I've added all the regular posters on here (I think).

But what does this feature actually do??? :unsure:

Does it have a purpose?? Is it cuz we all have brain-fog and cant remember who our friends are??? :huh:

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What do you mean?? Havent you talked to me on the phone?

Yeah....its the same when I type. :ph34r:

But what does this feature actually do??? :unsure:

Does it have a purpose?? Is it cuz we all have brain-fog and cant remember who our friends are??? :huh:

:lol::lol::lol::lol:

I'm sitting here laughing and Seth is laughing with me.

I don't know what the feature does. :unsure: I know you can click on your friends and find out who's online, the last time they were online. Makes it much easier to check on Miamia, Rinne, Julie etc.....

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The Lyme and herxing is intiguing. It could well mean something. Its possible that you had a shakeup when you changed meds. Antibiotics have always upset my hubbie. Now ...thinking ..wondering. BUT he has adrenal insufficency ( by labs and symptoms ) and will treat that first. One of the treatments along with meds - is sea salt & Vit C. So he may cure them both at once !

I have been diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency. I was on the diet and supplements, but it didn't help. I eventually got diagnosed with Lyme. I believe my adrenal insufficiency is probably caused by the Lyme, so it's the Lyme that needs to be treated to fix the adrenal problem.

As you said salt and c is good for Lyme. Rinne, you will be happy to know I ordered samento and noni today. I am serious about going as naturally as possible .... can't wait to talk to the LLMD in Jan. It seems that if I've overcome this three times before, that I can do it again. The rash I get on my scalp looks like the bartonella rash (not the one that looks like stretch marks, the other one) on lymenet.

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I had it ready to go weeks ago.....but...then there was the mailbox to deal with. :rolleyes:

I was paying my bills in this same timely fashion. :ph34r:

:o oh dear......oh dear....... :lol::lol::lol:

Does it have a purpose?? Is it cuz we all have brain-fog and cant remember who our friends are??? :huh:

aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! :lol::lol::lol: I was thinking exactly the same thing......what is its purpose? so we can remember our friends? :huh:

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Hi Rachel,

Thanks for sharing about your appt. It is interesting to me--and I've been thinking a lot about the mycotoxins. Every food on your list is a problem for me. Like alcohol--a couple sips, and I get hot, and my head feels pressure--like it could pop. It dosen't affect my stomach at all, but there's something about it that my body dosen't like. Pity, because I do like it :unsure:

I appreciate all of the reasearch you did into this--I plan to look into it, too. If anything additional or interesting shows up, I'll post about it.

Those feelings you had while undergoing your BioSET treatment--they sound like what happened to me at the Kinesiologist--it actually scared me. :ph34r: Remember that symptoms, even unpleasant ones, are not always bad. It can mean that something is being cleared or there is a change in energy.

The lady's take on Lyme Disease was also interesting. I never knew it could exist "quietly" and then be triggered into being symptomatic. Another thing it has in common with Celiac...

Well, I guess I'm off to add all you guys to my friends list. That way, I won't forget who any of you are :lol::lol:

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aghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!! :lol::lol::lol: I was thinking exactly the same thing......what is its purpose? so we can remember our friends? :huh:

I have noticed that if you go pm someone all your friends are listed in the pull down menu (other). That may be easier for some people. I know the old buddies was like that too though.

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The lady's take on Lyme Disease was also interesting. I never knew it could exist "quietly" and then be triggered into being symptomatic. Another thing it has in common with Celiac...

I was thinking that too.

Well, I guess I'm off to add all you guys to my friends list. That way, I won't forget who any of you are :lol::lol:

:lol::lol::lol:

Well we had a nice b-day for Mitch yesterday. He actually got home early. :o

He even let me go buy some chocolate chips but he didn't have any. We had sorbet for dessert. His was banana/strawberry.

Next b-day is Talitha on the 22nd.

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Hi, Rachel,

As usual, your scientificness leaves me in awe; I'll never be able to keep up!

I vaguely remember a thread here about fluoride--was that your research also? You already looked into that, right? Or am I getting confused (brain fog?)?

I also found this: http://www.axcessnews.com/health_120604.shtml and wondered if it might not be another source of poisoning for you.

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I vaguely remember a thread here about fluoride--was that your research also? You already looked into that, right? Or am I getting confused (brain fog?)?

I didnt have a thread about flouride but it does bother me...I havent used toothpaste with flouride for a couple of yesrs now. I couldnt be certain it was the flouride I was reacting to...but its been showing up in the Bioset tests....so I guess it really is a problem. I also avoid it because of my thyroid.

I dont think I've ever seen that ingredient in my shampoo or lotion....I'm gonna have to look again. I try to get stuff that doesnt have alot of chemicals. :)

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If you consider that I've had Lyme Disease for over 30 years, it makes sense that it only bothers you when it can. I think it's a little different than celiac disease in that once celiac disease is triggered, you have it forever. With LD, you have the bacteria both before the symptoms (but after exposure) and after, but the illness can go back to being more dormant (for lack of a better word). I have had mine go dormant three times. The "trigger" was always extreme stress. I actually used to be one of those people that others couldn't keep up with, so the fatigue was completely gone, so I know it was completely dormant. Also, I bet it will do that again (go dormant). It's been a stressful 5 years, I just need more help due to age and the longer period of stress.

I think that my kids probably have it, but I think it's just something for them to be aware of. If they're aware, they can avoid extreme stress, and maybe take more salt/C under times of stress. I've already started Chloe on salt/C (today).

I'm actually feeling good today (relatively). I think I just had a 5 day hangover from a little champagne. NOT worth it.

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I'm glad you're feeling better Carla.

Keep us posted on Chloe to if you will.

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Hi Everyone- I'm sorry I've been AWOL for so long. Lots of stuff going on (see furball avatar, end of semester, conferences, papers argghhh!).

Anywho (I love it when Susie says that) I just wanted to pop in and say hello and tell you what I found out abaout all my chronic joint and muscle pain/ possible FMS/possible Lyme and my visit to the rheumatologist last Friday.

By the time I got to him I was in a bit less pain. Tuesday of last week, I had such bad pain that I considered going to the ER. It literally felt like there was someone sticking a knife in my shoulder blade and it was going all the way through to my chest.

I called my physiatrist and he changed my prescription (Relafen which was my next step up from prescription strength Ibuprofen) to Mobic. I took Mobic for about 4 days twice a day and it helped A LOT.

I saw the rheumatologist on Friday (he's an MD and a DO which pleased me as DO's are widely known for treating the person holistically, not just medically). He looked at all my bloodwork (rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, inflammatory diseases and Lyme). He also tested my trigger points for FMS. Then, he went and looked at my X rays (saved the best for last-- hah ha). :P

Needless to say, he was pretty "impressed" with what he saw :ph34r: . He ruled out FMS (I was in a GREAT deal of pain but my trigger points didn't do a thing). He also commented that even though my Lyme titer was negative, it didn't matter because Lyme is a CLINICAL diagnosis not a blood test. But he said that he could CLINICALLY rule out Lyme.

Basically, the deal is this: From top to bottom:

*no curvature of the neck (normal necks have a curve if you look at a side view- mine is flat)

*fusion at C6 C7 (the last vertebrae in your neck)

*a cervical rib right below that

* no curvature of the spine (it should be curved naturally when looking at it from the side)

* a vacumn disc at L6 which basically means that the disc is gone and it's filled with air as the bones haven't fused.

* carpal tunnel in my right hand

* TMJ

I love that- a Vacumn disc....pricelss...wish it would vacumn my house. :P :P :P

So, he said that it's basically osteoarthritis and that it's going to flare from time to time, sometimes badly. I've been taking the Mobic (at first it was twice a day every day)in the a.m. and in the afternoon as needed.

It's helped a lot and it's the best I've been feeling in quite awhile. :D

He said I had no physical limitations at all. I am terrified that someone will tell me I can never ski or do something I love to do again. He said no; you are free to move about the world!

Now, if only he had said "The one thing you CAN'T DO under any circumstances is correct those 72, 10-page papers you picked up yesterday". That, my friends, would have been OK! Oh well.

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Hi there,

New and going crazy. I PMd CarlaB because I see she is here with Lyme Disease. She said some helpful things and told me to read this posting.

I have been reading for hours. I have many of the same symptoms as Rachel and others - mostly all of these symptoms are new and devistating. But I kept reading and I said "oh, oh, its the corn" and then "oh its the msg" I skipped way ahead and now I see mycotoxins.

My swollen head can't read anymore. I feel like all of you are doing so much work & research for ME! I appreciate it even though you don't know me. :) What discoveries have you made from page 100 to 700?

I have been to every specialist in my area, I think. My doctor is going to begin the paperwork tomorrow for sending me to Mayo Clinic. She says I will have to stay 7 - 10 days. Has anyone done this? Is it helpful? They are supposed to look at you and figure everything out - all the confusing cases.

I am unable to eat anything it seems - my CNS becomes inflamed. There is an ever-present feeling of near death, and I am only 32. I quit my job today. I am a clinical social worker - let me tell you, if I ever get better, I will be the biggest advocate! Whereas a month ago I said Celiac what? Now gluten-free is not enough, getting worse.

Another thing - does anyone know if you can pass Candida or Lyme Disease to your children during pregnancy? My children are NOT going to go through this even if they have CS.

Sorry to jump in with lots of questions but um, you seem so much more knowledgeable than most of the doctors I have seen! ;)

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Hi Angst!

Sorry you are going through so much. I started getting sick at 31...I felt the same way. I'm too young for this!

What discoveries have you made from page 100 to 700?

OMG....we have made soooo many discoveries! :o

We've talked about many many different things....I've tried just about every elimination diet there is and learned alot about the different chemicals in foods. We taked about MSG, sulfites, histamines, salicylates, etc...

I came to the conclusion that I have problems with all this stuff....and apparantly I really do according to my BioSET testing. I have problems with *everything*.....which explains why I cant eat anything without consequence. :(

We've talked about mercury, candida, Lyme, ovaries and cysts, fibroids, thyroid, EOS....you name it....we've probably talked about it. :)

Many small discoveries led to the biggest discovery.....which for me turned out to be Lyme. I'm still not 100% about this but its looking like Lyme, mercury and candida are all playing a part in this mess I'm in.

I feel like all of you are doing so much work & research for ME! I appreciate it even though you don't know me.
Great!! I always hope that the things we discuss here will benefit many people now and also down the road. :)

I have been to every specialist in my area, I think. My doctor is going to begin the paperwork tomorrow for sending me to Mayo Clinic. She says I will have to stay 7 - 10 days. Has anyone done this? Is it helpful? They are supposed to look at you and figure everything out - all the confusing cases.

In my opinion it depends on what is actually causing your illness. If its any of the things we've discussed here....then you probably wont get much help from them. :(

I had suspected Lyme, candida or mercury as possibly being the cause of my illness about 3 years back when I first started researching my symptoms. None of the Dr.'s I saw were willing to address these issues...and of course they found me to be in perfect health....despite the fact that I was barely functionable, unable to work, losing weight, etc.

I had to become very pro-active and really try to figure it out on my own and finally started seeing the *right* Dr.'s who are familiar with these types of symptoms and their causes. I dont bother with mainstream Dr.'s anymore.

If there is something going on with you that is clearly identifiable and easily tested for in the mainstream....then the Mayo clinic will probably be of great benefit to you.

Unfortunately...for the most part mainstream doesnt acknowledge chronic Lyme, mercury toxicity, candida.....or anything of that nature. This is why I say it depends on what is actually going on with you...they might find it....they might not.

If they dont find anything...dont be too discouraged. At one time I felt that NOONE would ever be able to help me...that they would all tell me there was nothing wrong....that it was all in my head. :( I started losing faith in doctors but now I realize that there ARE good Dr.'s out there.

Keep in mind if the Mayo Clinic cant help you...there's somebody out there that *will* be able to help so diont lose faith like I did. They did a million tests on me too but they werent running the *right* tests....they can only test for the things they know *how* to test for. They look for Disease....if they dont find it...then it must be in your head. :(

All of us here are very sane...our problems are very real and now we are just finally discovering how very REAL all of this truelly is. :blink:

I am still in denial about alot of things :ph34r: .....but I like to say that I'm just "very thorough". :P

Another thing - does anyone know if you can pass Candida or Lyme Disease to your children during pregnancy? My children are NOT going to go through this even if they have CS.
Yes, you can pass these to your children. I would be most concerned about Lyme though. Candida is a normal part of our gut flora.....everyone has it. It only causes problems when a person's immune defenses are down and when the balance of good/bad bacteria gets disturbed and yeast is allowed to proliferate. Antibiotics can kill off good bacteria and create a yeast overgrowth. Its my belief that this is *most* likely to happen if the immune sytem is weak.

Congenital Lyme is not uncommon but apparantly the immune system can keep the bacteria in check....maybe not for a lifetime but it is possible that people can carry the bacteria and not get sick. Anything that weakens the immune system can allow the bacteria to get the upper hand....Lyme is opportunistic....as is Candida.

I am unable to eat anything it seems - my CNS becomes inflamed.

Same here but in my case there are also environmental triggers. Basically my immune system reacts to pretty much everything at this point....not fun at all. :angry:

Theres alot of inflammation....hopefully my Bioset treatments will calm some of this down. <fingers crossed>

How long have you been sick? You're sig says you got tested for Lyme?? Was this through IGeniX?

Are you still in the process of being tested for Celiac? Does this mean you are still eating gluten??

Sorry to jump in with lots of questions

Dont worry...as you can see...I've asked quite a few myself. :huh:

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It's helped a lot and it's the best I've been feeling in quite awhile. :D

Hi Bev!!

That is the cutest puppy ever!! OMG...I want to *snuggle* him like crazy. :D

I'm glad you are feeling better....thats GREAT news!! :)

Glad you're getting some answers....hopefully you will continue to feel better and better. :D

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I will have to post about my BioSET appt. tomorrow.....I'm tired. -_-

Guess what...I saw Bioset lady #3 tonight. :blink:

I think she is a Dr....she introduced herself as one anyways. :unsure:

Carla....maybe I really was going into denial about the Lyme this time. :ph34r:

The Bioset lady was kind of looking at me like this. :huh:

She was asking me if I'd been diagnosed with Lyme (this was my first visit with her) and I said "Yeah...but I'm not sure I have it." I told her that I got sick from mercury...I told her what happened and how nothings been right since then. <_<

She asked me if I'd ever had a bite/bullseye. I told her "Yeah...I had a weird bite". She asked if there was a ring around it? I told her I'm pretty sure there was but I didnt pay that much attention because I wasnt sick. I didnt get sick for 2 years...not until the mercury!!

She said "Ummm....alot of the time this is how Lyme works. Once its there...it slowly works its way through your body...you dont always get sick right away."

I said "Yeah...but I got sick right when I got exposed to mercury!!"

So she looked at me like this... :huh: and said "The mercury would have allowed the Lyme to come forward."

I just dont KNOW!!! It doesnt matter how much research I do...or how much its drilled into my brain....I still need better PROOF! :ph34r:

I understand everything....but it doesnt mean thats exactly what happened with me. I just need to make sure that mercury alone didnt cause this.....but I'm not sure how I can totally rule out Lyme. :unsure:

Well I guess it might be kind of difficult to rule it out if its there. <_<

Yeah....I need sleep. :mellow:

Oh...I had two FULL glasses sitting on my stomach at BioSET again. :(

It was phenolics...all the chemicals in the foods....histamines, glutamates, food dyes, etc.

It was pretty much a guarantee I would end up with full glasses for this one. :rolleyes:

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Hi Bev!!

That is the cutest puppy ever!! OMG...I want to *snuggle* him like crazy. :D

I'm glad you are feeling better....thats GREAT news!! :)

Glad you're getting some answers....hopefully you will continue to feel better and better. :D

Hail Presidente! I've been meaning to tell you I LOVE your new avatar....you look great- very content and happy!

Angus sends you puppy snuggles and wishes he could lick away your Lyme (without getting it himself, of course :P ). He says ice cream when you can.

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Rachel,

So it looks like Lyme Disease? Wow, I have so many of the same symptoms - and a ENT just said lets look at Lyme, guess he is faster than other Drs. I don't know which lab he is using but he is from a big University.

Yes, you can pass these to your children. I would be most concerned about Lyme though. Candida is a normal part of our gut flora.....everyone has it.

I have been learning this about Lyme and have known about Candida - I was just wondering if I gave them a good dose of pollution on their way out. Like made their lives more difficult.

Theres alot of inflammation....hopefully my Bioset treatments will calm some of this down. <fingers crossed>

I guess I can go back a few pages. But what is BioSet? I need to get me some.

How long have you been sick? You're sig says you got tested for Lyme?? Was this through IGeniX?

Are you still in the process of being tested for Celiac? Does this mean you are still eating gluten??

Started getting really sick 6 months ago, this time. Sinus infection after sinus infection, pneumonia, bronchitis.... Been having serious sinus problems, two surgeries in two months. Two months ago all of the sudden I can't eat anything. Saw lots of specialists due to low IgG, and high ANA but nobody knew anything. My primary said "Hey you might have Celiac Sprue - don't eat Gluten" about 1 month ago. Never heard of it before. Now I find out my cousin with Asperger's, now Schizophrenia, had it but grew out of it (I KNOW THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN - but nobody wants to talk about it). Haven't eaten gluten since - well a few times so that I would make a good picture for a CT scan or MRI - I was desperate. But I can't eat anything now!! No sugar, no starch, no alcohol, no fruit - I was taking supplements until I read your posts today, maybe they are killing me too. They waited until after this last surgery 12/8 to test for CS and had the blood work done - lab work gets tested at Mayo. The GI said if it is positive, then no need for biopsy. I don't know if this is true.

I want to go to Mayo because I want some help figuring this thing out but I don't know if I could put up with another doctor throwing their hands up!

Today, I got a Christmas present from my aunt, who's son has CS, and it is Williams-Sonoma Bread of the Month Club - can you believe it????

Does that not take the cake for inappropriate Christmas presents!! :lol:

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I've dingo'd everything I thought to respond to along the way but wanted to say I am reading along. Very interesting comments Rachel and Carla you too. Andrea, glad to hear that Mitch is doing fine with the winter roads and Beverly nice to see you. Patti, I hope the surgery goes well. Welcome to new folks. :)

I have 28 pages of test results from all the lab work I had done in Calgary, it is overwhelming but most of what I am seeing is within the normal range although some is definitely off but could be off purely from Celiac. More study to be done. I am also questioning the Lyme, not so much whether it is there or not but the extent to which it is making me ill at this point.

Apparently there is a new test for Lyme by Bowen that is 99% accurate, it will be released on January 1, 2007. There is information about this posted on Lyme Strategies but I have been unable to use the link a friend sent me.

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Hello,

I read what you wrote about whether or not you are intolerant to gluten and dairy as well as corn may be an issue. My husband has gone throught the same thing you're going through, though with the help of a great doctor we figured it out sooner than you have. He was diagnosed with celiac disease in December of 04. He felt great after going on a gluten-free diet for about 6 months. Then he started feeling like crap again. So we looked at everything he was eating and figured out it was dairy. So we cut that out. He again felt good for awhile then again started getting worse. At that point we decided to see an allergist to get some testing done. He had skin testing done, and found out that he's also intolerant to eggs, corn and many, many other things. The whole squash family. Carrots, celery, and in that same family is also all italian herbs. So after we cut those things out he was feeling great. The skin testing also showed some things that he has slight intolerances too. It so easy to think maybe it's not gluten, but I assure you that it's possible to have problems with soooo many things! His doctor asked him to write down his favorite foods, and most of what he wrote he was intolerant to! It's so strange and very frustrating. I completely understand where you're coming from. I definately reccomend getting a referral to a good allergist and getting the skin testing done. The one he had was done on his arm, which is different from the one they do on your back, I'm not sure which is better, but I know the results were very accurate for him. I hope this helps! Corn is a nasty thing to have to cut out, b/c like you said it's in everything. If you need any help with finding vitamins and things like pain relievers and over the counter medicines without corn in them please feel free to email me. I would be happy to help. Let me just tell you one thing, my husband used to be a baker and chef, so we know how hard it is to give up food you love. celiac disease is also on my side of the family as well so I've been familiar with it for a long time. I'll also say the people in my family that have it have multiple other foods that they cannot tolerate, so it's very common. My best advice is to read labels on everything EVERY time you buy it, even if you've done it before. Companies change ingredients all the time, and even the difference between regular and fat free can change the ingredients as well. If you still have problems after cutting corn out, write down what you're eating and how you feel within a half hour after eating it. Write down if you have bloating, if you get tired, stomach cramps, nausea. Any thing that doesn't sound like a "normal" reaction to food. I will tell you my husband has gotten very good at tell if he's eaten something he shouldn't and can usually tell the difference between if it was gluten, corn, dairy, eggs or some other food that is bothering him. Listen to your body!

My email address is SnydDar@aol.com Please feel free to write if you need any help.

Here is a good site for corn allergens. There are lists of ingredients on here that are things made from corn, like you mentioned Xanthan Gum. Get familiar with them and if you have to print the list and bring it with you shopping. There are SO MANY OF THEM! http://www.cornallergens.com/

Also, the gluten free mall has an advanced search for shopping for multiple food intolerances. You can exclude products with the things you don't want in them. But still read the ingredients they have posted for the products because I have caught things like Xanthan Gum getting through even though I clicked no corn in the search. So here is the link for the advanced search.

http://www.glutenfreemall.com/catalog/advanced_search.php

One other thing is we got a great book used off Amazon called Allergy Cooking With Ease written by Nicolette M. Dumke. In the back it has a whole section on food families. If you find that one thing such as carrotts bother you, you may have to cut out the whole family of that particular food, so that chart is helpful. Take care and I hope this helps!

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Welcome Angst! Glad you checked out the thread.

Bev, good you've got answers. My chiropractor said my neck was also straight, but I went to him for while and he fixed it. I loved having adjustments, and they seemed to help me overall.

I spent some time thinking this morning. Okay, with Lyme, that's an accomplishment! ;) I was exposed 1972-75, had fatigue that I battled after that, but got sick for the first time in 1982. Second time 1985. Third time 1991. Then I went a whole decade in complete remission with no symptoms and LOTS of energy. So, I thought about what I did in 91 that may have helped.

I had my doc look for what was wrong and he came up with nothing. I went to a health food store and talked to the owner who did kinesiology. She was also a nutritionist. She told me I had a candida problem and sold me several supplements. I read The Yeast Connection and faithfully did that diet. I also had my amalgams out and did a mercury detox protocol. Obviously, both things also would contribute to building up the immune system, which would have allowed me to fight off the Lyme. It went into remission for over ten years after that.

Four years ago I got sick from a pet bird. It is suspected that I had Chlamydia Pneumonia, and I went on doxy for 21 days. I have been sick ever since and the only time I felt good was on the anti-candida diet after the doxy. We were under unusual stress for about five years, four of them I've been sick ... every time I've had a flare up it's been a time of stress. I also think the first three times were so close together because I didn't really do anything to overcome it and build my immune system.

So, the conclusion I've come to is that I'm going to go on a mercury detox, anti-candida diet, take salt/c/samento/noni for the Lyme, and see what happens. If it worked last time, it makes sense it would work this time. If it doesn't, at that point I can get on antibiotics. As long as I've been sick, it's really not a hurry.

Tune in tomorrow for the next episode of Rachelville! Doesn't it sound like a soap opera around here?

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Does this sound like Igenex?

Laboratory:

Special Testing

Referral Laboratory:

_DCH

COE Code:

SENDOUT

Synonymns:

Borrelia burgdorferi Antibody by Western Blot Lyme Disease Confirmatory Test

Container:

Red top tube or SST tube

Normal Volume:

3 ml serum

Minimum Volume:

1 ml serum

Offsite Collection

Collect specimen in red top or SST tube. Centrifuge, aliquot serum into a plastic vial and refrigerate. Include Lyme Disease EIA Antibody results and a completed Lyme Disease Case Report form if the EIA test has been performed at your institution.

Onsite Collection

Include Lyme Disease EIA Antibody results and a completed Lyme Disease Case Report. University of ___ patient specimens with negative EIA results will not be forwarded for Western Blot except by approval of the Labs Microbiology Laboratory Director.

Days Set Up:

Wednesday

Analytic Time:

2 - 8 day

Test Usage:

Confirmation of positive or borderline Lyme Disease (Borrelia) EIA Antibody test.

Test Methodology:

Western Blot

Additional Information:

This test will be automatically run on any specimen that gives a positive or borderline result for the Borrelia burgdorferi ELISA (EIA) test. The client will be contacted and asked to provide a completed Lyme Disease Case Report form. If Lyme Disease Western Blot is requested and EIA Antibody results are not included, the ELISA (EIA) test will be performed at an additional charge. Test sent to the _______ Department of Community Health (_DCH); although there is no charge for testing, Labs charges a handling fee for processing and forwarding specimens to _DCH.

CPT Code

99001

Inpatient Fee Code

20230

Outpatient Fee Code

20230

MLabs Fee Code

20230

Database ID:

606

Thanks!

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