I received my CBC lab results from the LLMD over the weekend, just the CBC not the DNA pathogen test. Everything was still in line of what I’ve seen before. Low lymphs, mild neutropenia, potassium is getting low (maybe explains the cramps). I saw a test I’ve never seen before, Anion Gap. Well I was high, normal top range is 16, and I was a 17.
Researching the information and indications on the test, I came across acidosis/alkalosis. The test provides variant indicators including diabetes, lactic acidosis, metabolic acidosis, and more. In general, I'm thinking the Anion Gap tests for your pH balance. So I did some more digging; yes its possible diabetes or whatever, but I wanted to see about Lyme and bacterial infections with acidosis.
Acidosis, from my sources, is a general symptom of Lyme disease and I speculate other bacterial infections cause the same. An apple cider vinegar regimen can help offset the acidosis and many Lymies use this regimen.
Symptoms for Acidosis include:
* Confusion (can progress to stupor or coma)
* Muscle twitching
* Hand tremor
* Prolonged muscle spasms (tetany)
* Nausea, vomiting
* Numbness or tingling in the face or extremities
I have had every one of those symptoms, in the beginning, which had gone away but some have been back in the last two weeks, it seems like my right thigh twitched all day yesterday. I would be interested to see where that level is right now.
I started the apple cider vinegar regimen with Braggs ACV yesterday. You do 2 tsp ACV, 1 tsp raw honey, 1 cup of water, three times a day. The nice thing is this is probably the cheapest regimen I’m doing, around $10 a month. If anything, it should help in other areas as well.
So, can anyone confirm this thought process about the Anion Gap Test and acidosis? I’ve never seen it before and I’m wondering what the doc is looking for.