I recently had a blood test done for Cpn panel to see what I could learn. I realize these tests are not considered accurate. But I was curious & had the opportunity ... so why not?
The panel included C. trachomatis, C. pneumoniae & C. psittaci.
Both the C. trachomatis and C. psittaci results came back normal reference range and said "ANTIBODY NOT DETECTED".
However the C. pneumoniae came back marked high on two fronts.
IgG 1:512 H (reference range: 1:64)
IgA 1:64 H (reference range: 1:16)
Interpretation = PAST INFECTION
I have read enough around here to realize that this actually does indicate that I do have an infection inspite of their interpretation. I mean it is only obvious to me after my taking 2400 mg NAC & then 100 mg daily of Mino causing me multiple symptoms day after day is not normal. So anyway... I wanted to post this in my blog for others to see.
If another opportunity should arise for me are there any other tests that would be interesting to do in the future?
By the way ... big improvement ... the white's of my eyes are actually no longer red. Hoping soon to follow will be the lung congestion, muscle/tendon and the gallbladder inflammation. When these settle down then I will be able to add the zith me thinks. I am finding that Ibuprofen and Mucinex help me much more than Benicar so I stopped it a few days ago. Was making my woozy head more so ... I thought .... but in hindsight it may have been the low grade fever plaguing me all week. Doing better today at any rate. Slainte! MM
10-17-08 MY UPDATE: I am adding my 25D & 1,25 D test results to this blog entry. They were done via Quest Diagnostics so I do realize they are lower than what they say they are. Nevertheless, they are improved from last time so that counts for something. They say they are normal but since they are something like 20-30% lower than an accurate test I will keep that in mind.
Vit D 1,25 D = 37 (reference 15-60 pg/mL)
This is historically low for me. Yay!
Vit D 25 = 35 (reference 20-100 ng/mL)
This is historically high for me. Yay again!
My immune system is working like a dog. I have had daily fevers for two weeks. Last week they were 24 hrs but at least this week is more like 6-9 hrs. What really gets to me is the bronchial spasms I am experiencing cause I can't talk half the time. I could use an inhaler but that would mean another doctor visit so I press on without it. Our insurance does not cover doctor visits.
Gallbladder continues to be very sore but no more painful spasms lately. Drinking lemon juice, olive oil and water mixture helps me. But I also take liv-gall bladder cleanser herbal formula and 500 mg tumeric everyday. Not ready to go for the Ursodiol if I can keep things under control.
I am maintaining but admit I feel tortured at times with all the pains coming and going in my limbs. But not as bad as sometimes on the MP which just seemed to antagonize with no relief. I think I am feeling a bit of healing at times as I do have a bit of relief. I am hoping so anyway.
I often find myself wondering how long this dance goes on before tolerable is attained so I can take Zith? Does not look like this month it will happen. I won't do it until I have a week or two of tolerable I'm thinking. Does that sound about right? Slainte! MM