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High Altitude Effects On Lyme Diease
As one ascends through the atmosphere, every breath contains fewer molecules of oxygen. One must work harder to obtain oxygen, by breathing faster and deeper. The % of oxygen in the atmosphere at sea level is 21%. As altitude increases, the % remains the same but the number of oxygen molecules per breath is reduced. At 12, 000 feet 40% fewer oxygen molecules per breath. Your ...Read more
Was test for Lyme disease and test seem to be normal except for igm is 1.32 high and igm p23 present all else says absent, does this mean I have Lyme?
May be related to it: It could be related to your inflamation - especially any vascular issues. This will depend on the manfestations that you are having. You can discuss that with your physician. ...Read more
Unknown: At this point in time there is a lot of discussion about this topic and many who feel there may be some association but there has been no known proof of an association of Lyme disease and an elevated CA 125. This is still being researched and nothing that can say a definite cause and affect. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My ammonia level is 112 and my c reactive protein is high. I have been on a lot of medicine in the past 10 years for lyme. Should i be concerned?
Yes: If this is an accurate ammonia level, you might perhaps even have a mild urea cycle enzyme defect. If you feel well, i'd not be immediately concerned about your liver unless there are other lab abnormalities. ...Read more
My wife is bed ridden with fatigue and pain, diagnosis Lyme but Vit B12 level is 1200+ can their be a deficiency with it that high? Not absorbing maybe?
No: there is no Vit B-12 deficiency with those numbers ...Read more
Many and varied: Lyme disease can cause virtually any symptom in the world. Early lyme tends to cause non-specific flu-like symptoms & a rash. Then it tends to cause joint pains (esp. Knee pain) & fatigue. It often causes problems with memory & concentration & a variety of neurological symptoms. As it progresses it may be misdiagnosed as chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, arthritis, multiple sclerosis etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daughter is being treated for lyme&mycoplasma w/strong antibiotics.Thought iron is low, but it was 212(she's 17)infections not new(1.5yrs+). Why high?
My Lyme igg/igm ab test came back at .98. The test range is 0-.90. My doctor says this is negative, although it says high on the test. Is she right?
Merits further tests: With an uncertain test result, a western blot test is appropriate, one that tests for antibodies to several lyme spiroochete body parts, both for igm and igg. Igenex labs in palo alto ca has a very precise western blot test and you can get a blood draw kit with instructions for free (at least your doc can order it) also suggest a cd57 natural killer cell test available through labcorp (only). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Haven't been feeling well had lyme test done only band 18, 23 + ana was also + Complement, CH50 high. Google now scared I have cancer or something bad?
No: I'm confident here. Lyme disease is both a real entity and a "pop" / "fad" diagnosis. There are normally a lot of lymphocytes in the small intestinal mucosa, though having a lot in the epithelium itself is more suggestive of gluten enteropathy or a few other entities. If you've got lab support for your gluten allergy (which also has "pop" proponents), this is your explanation instead. ...Read more
What could chronically high unconjugated Bilirubin mean in someone with orthostatic syncope, headaches, fatigue, neuropathic pain and a history Lyme?
Probably nothing: You probably have Gilbert's non-disease and some unrelated health problems. I trust your physician is aware of this and has run a reticulocyte count to be sure you are not hemolyzing. Your other symptoms suggest a stressful living situation but there are a host of other entities to rule out -- have you been checked for porphyria? Best wishes. ...Read more
Had a bug bite on ankle 4 weeks ago while on East coast in a wildlife area (no high grass). No rash or other symptoms. Worthwhile to test for Lyme?
What would cause a positive Lyme ab screen but negative Lyme IgG and negative IgM very high neutrophils low lymphocytes in my 5yr old daughter?
Low platelets, high SEG, low lymphocytes, normal WBC. Feel unwell. History of Lyme. Recent new tick bite. Reinfection? Symptoms similar to before.
Lyme disease: You do not say what your prior symptoms were or whether or not the diagnosis was ever confirmed. If you have had a typical rash, have symptoms of cardiac, neurological or arthritic nature you should be seen by a doctor familiar with this disease and evaluated before being treated. ...Read more
3.5yr old with small fiber neuropathy, high b12, food allergies, normal blood work... What could be the cause? ..Metal exp? Lyme? Guillian barre?
Need more info: Without the ability to examine and have access to all medical history it is impossible to diagnose. See a pediatric neurologist and hope your baby is better soon. ...Read more
How can I go about treating so many issues at once: lyme, candida, interstitial cystitis, high blood uric acid and urine protein, hypothyroidism, etc.
Holistic approach: Unraveling multiple issues is complex & a bit like a game of pick up sticks- you need to be careful about the order. Lyme & candida may be the cause of ic, but it may be necessary to detox heavy metals to treat those. Antibiotics for lyme can aggravate candida.It's best to start with basic support- balance hormones, detox, correct nutrient deficiencies.I advise working with a skilled holistic doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have high IgG titers for a few viruses toxoplasma EBV coxsachie b various forms of non genital herpes and have stage 3 Lyme do I need to b concerned?
High IgG titers...: Do not necessarily mean anything.Get a more detailed answer ›
A condition caused by borrelia burgdorferi. Acute symptoms can include bullseye rash, headaches, joint pain, fever, and flu-like sx. Chronic symptoms can include fibromyalgia symptoms, nerve pain in extremities, mood swings, brain fog, heart problems. Lab diagnoses are not very reliable, and sometimes clinical ...Read more
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