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Old 11-19-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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Red face Tested positive for Co-infections

Test results: (Quest Diagnostics)

[Ehrlichiosis HME]
1:128 H (Abnormal)
Reference Range: <1:64
Reference range: <1:20
Is this considered problematic?
22 U/mL
Reference range: <770
2.02 ISR (Abnormal)
reference range: <=0.90
" does not differentiate between an active or past

the other stuff said negative.

1. do people normaly get these infections exclusively, or it almost
always together with Bb?

2. do these infections get chronic?

as of now i don't have any major symptoms to speak of.

3. when i asked about a Western Blot he said something, i don't know
how should i phrase the question in a way that makes it clear that
i want the Western Blot test done? is there some name code i
should say that he'll know right away what i mean?

i took two prior "LYME DISEASE AB W/RFX" blood test 2.5 months
apart. results were 0.20 and 0.18 respectively, with a index value
of 0.00-0.90

I got a prescription for Doxycycline 100mg 2 a day, 3 weeks, and Amoxicillin 500 mg 3 a day also for three weeks.

4. Are the co-infections as difficult to get rid of as Lyme? I’m thinking of taking the meds to start the bacteria elimination process; first let’s get rid of the co-infections then we’ll get the big bad Lyme guy. Makes sense?

Now trying to figure out the ProBiotics/Acidophilus thing, which one to get, how long after/before taking the meds to take the ProBiotics/Acidophilus, if I should take the two drugs at the same time or space them -- trying to work all that out.

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Old 11-20-2007, 11:58 AM   #2
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Re: Tested positive for Co-infections

Are you aware of the herx reaction?
yes, read about it on this board.

so if i take the above mentioned antibiotics can i deduce anything by observing if i get the herx?

Old 11-20-2007, 12:14 PM   #3
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Re: Tested positive for Co-infections

Herx is usually a good sign that things are starting to work at killing off the bad things!

Old 11-20-2007, 12:20 PM   #4
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Re: Tested positive for Co-infections


Herx's are a sign that the drugs are working, so even though you feel more crappy than usual, try to remember that it's a good thing.

I have a co-infection too. Hang in there. You'll get through this.

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