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My Borrelia tests

upnorth
Wed, 22 Apr 2020 17:22:16 GMT

Dr Tedone, I have a few questions for you, if you don’t mind. It is rare to have the ability to do this with someone on the leading edge of research so thank you – I appreciate it. First some brief background. I am a 42 year old male and had bloodwork done for Borrelia and co-infections recently. My doctor pushed for Armin labs because she liked the fact that the results were tabulated by computer. She mentioned that Igenex results have an element of subjectivity because the data is interpreted by humans which can lead to greater error. In the end I ended up getting both. The fact that the Armin test was cheaper made the decision more palatable. The Armin tickplex showed negative for all Borrelia and co-infections but positive for the IgG HHV6 virus (it was fine for IgM). Igenex showed positive for lyme immunology IgG but CDC/NYS criteria showed negative. This was because I tested positive for 4 bands and CDC needs at least 5. Bands 23, 30, 41, and 45 were give a plus sign. The IgM showed indeterminate for bands 23 and 41. I also tested indeterminate for TBRF Borrelia genus IgM and B. hermsii. The doctor said there was no active Borrelia infection but there were “footprints” of one. She suggested 3 months on doxycycline to start. My questions: 1. Are these results to you indicative of a Borrelia infection that could lead to ALS? 2. If yes, do agree with doxycycline for 3 months to start? I ask because my research shows different types of Borrelia infections require different types of antibiotics. 3. Would disulfiram be a better option? I’m thinking it might be because my understanding is it can kill a wide variety of Borrelia infections. 4. My maternal grandfather, who I am a dead ringer for, died of ALS. So genetically I am highly likely to be predisposed to ALS. In light of this and in your opinion, could trying to kill the Borrelia infection, if you believe I have one, still stop my ALS? Thank you

vmtedone
Wed, 22 Apr 2020 18:08:19 GMT

Your results are borderline. I would do a CD-57 at lab corp and an IFA.. I don't have a clinical picture so it is impossible to opine on treatment. Treatment with disulfiram is very new.