Thursday, February 4, 2016

It's Lyme Disease: Part 2

"They will have no fear of bad news;
their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord" 
(Psalm 112:7)

I met with my Lyme doctor yesterday to get the results of all my recent blood work. While my latest Lyme test was indeterminate yet again, I did have some results that prove some type of chronic, raging infection is going on inside me. I tested positive for active infections of mono, herpes virus type 6 (no, not the sexually transmitted kind), brucella and chronic fatigue syndrome (based on the results of various IGM/IGG testing performed). The positive herpes result indicates immune system suppression and a test called comp protein C4A indicated very high levels of inflammation (anything over 2,000 is considered inflammatory and my levels were 19,000). Some other highlights: low testosterone, low VEGF (some experts believe this may be linked to mold), extremely low Vitamin C, low Vitamin D, B1 and high TSH (thyroid level). 

My doctor still believes this is Lyme Disease, noting that his other Lyme patients present with the same active infections. Something is causing all of this, that is undeniable. So, I'm going to have some more tests first to gather even more information before coming up with a treatment plan (Genova Ion TestIgenex Lyme TestComprehensive Digestive Stool Analysis and maybe a repeat of Doctor's Data Urine Toxic Heavy Metals).

In the meantime, my doctor advised me to take the following supplements to begin a detox regime:
  • Alpha-lipoic acid, 600mg 2x/day
  • NAC 600mg 2x/day
  • S-acetyl-glutathione 2 capsule, 2x/day
  • Pinella, 10 drops 2x/day
  • Burbur, 10 drops 2x/day
  • Magnesium 300mg 2x/day
  • Vitamin C 1000mg 2x/day
  • Epsom Salt baths
  • Infrared sauna use (if possible)
  • Drink at least 60oz of water per day

I'll be the first to tell you that I'm tired of having to take supplements after what I went through last year.  For now we're starting with the magnesium, Vitamin C, Pinella and Burbur and praying about the rest (also searching for cheaper prices as supplements can be very expensive). I'm increasing my water intake and may try an Epsom salt bath but the sauna is out of the question. Even if we had the money to go out and buy one, which we don't, there's no room in the house to put one!  

I left the office last night feeling very overwhelmed, a little discouraged and somewhat scared.  I know these are normal feelings but I also know I have a sovereign God with everything under control. I was praying this morning that I would leave all of this in His hands and just continue to trust Him and He brought me the encouraging scripture from Psalms that I quoted above. I've been reading through a book on encouragement for caregivers and that was one of the scriptures she mentioned in my reading this morning.  That is so like God and His timing, knowing just what I needed to hear. So, I will have no fear of bad news as my heart remains steadfast, trusting in the Lord.  

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