ChronicLyme19, LHCTom, Lorima,
thank you very much for your reply and your interest in my topic.
So if you look at your results, not only are you positive for the 2, you have some "bumps" at other key antigens. Based on the aggregate of your line blot, Lyme is very likely but it would be wise to rule out other possibilities. You might check your CK which is a blood test for muscle enzymes. Sometimes this is one of the other normal blood tests that is elevated if the spirochetes have disseminated to muscle tissue. This can also sometimes cause elevated Kidney creatinine which at your age should be low.
"CK" - That is to say Creatine kinase (CK), also known as creatine phosphokinase (CPK)?
Could you tell me of a lab in Poland or elsewhere that I might beable to get the Euroimmun test for the US if I write them? Its possible to use Fedex to get 2 day delivery from the US and the blood can be packed in ice.
Since I'm C6 positive, I would very much like to see if I have the same Vlse protein you have. I'd also like to use the blot curve at the top to compare against past blots from US labs.
If you can get me a lead to a lab or two, I would appreciate it.
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I do not know whether I understood (because all translators via Google Translate).
You ask for information or lablolatorium in Poland can make you test Euroimmun Western blot (such as I had done).
Do you want your blood to send a courier Fedex Polish to the lab?
If I understand everything, yes, I can ask and learn.
How to ask for anything, I'll write you here an forum.
I would very much like to get the
Anti-Borrelia EUROLINE-RN-AT (IgG)[
I do not understand, you would like to do this test in poland what I had done Euroimmun Western blot
or this one?
Anti-Borrelia EUROLINE-RN-AT (IgG)
In addition to the justified suspicion for Bb infection, the low body temperature and other symptoms suggest possible hypothyroidism.
Your TSH is a little high. I would have it rechecked to see if it is increasing, and have your other thyroid numbers checked ("Free T4" and "Free T3") . Hypothyroidism can cause those symptoms and is usually easy to treat.
Also, take your temperature every morning just after you wake up and before you get out of bed. Write it down every day and see if it is consistently, significantly below normal. That's not completely specific for hypothyroidism, but it's a good indicator that something is slowing your metabolism. My family patient checks morning temperatures periodically, as a check on whether his levothyroxine dose is about right.
You could still have LD; one of my family LD patients had both hypothyroidism and late stage LD. If so, treat both.
Also wonder about the disease hypothyroidism. A high rate of TSH and a lot of matching symptoms.
Yesterday I got a referral from your family doctor for research:
TSH (Thyroid-stimulating hormone)
FT3 (free triiodothyronine)
FT4 (free thyroxine)
Anti-TPO (thyroid peroxidase antibodies against)
ANTI-TG (this Thyroglobulin antibodies)
Yesterday I was also on a visit to the doctor of infectious diseases and tropical disease (borreliosis).
The doctor said based on my research and symptoms of snares that according to him, I do not have Lyme disease and the cause of all my symptoms are something else.
Despite this statement I got a referral for another repeat ELISA test and Western blot this time not in a private laboratory, and hospital microbiology laboratory.
After completing these repeated tests only assess my situation and make a diagnosis.
Generally I do not know what to think. In Poland, treatment and medical knowledge about Lyme disease is very poor
In order to get an appointment to see a doctor and tropical diseases (Lyme disease) is waiting for a visit and a 1.5 years (18 months) !!!
I managed to go for a visit before (1,5 months) because I got a friend of the doctor.