I am very sick and think maybe I have a bacterial infection baseline adding to a lot of other things
I am not on CAPs, but have CNS/autoimmune like mystery symtoms that I attribute to some bacterial or viral infection I may have gotten in my childhood. I grew up in an Eastern European country with most probably lots of chemical and pesticide exposure. I also had 10+ amalgam fillings starting at the age of 9 and until about 25, at which point they were incorrecty removed (no amalgam vapor protection).
I started getting debilitatingly sore throat in my ealy teens, was treated with probably 50-100 times with antibiotics (erythromycin mostly) had a botched tonsillectomy at 12. Subsequently, I started to loose my ability to read books in a sense that I would read a paragraph and then find myself on page 50 with no recollection or comprehension of what I had read (have read in literature that this is a symptom shared by neuro lyme folks). My prolific memorization abilities turned in to an inability to recall even 4 numbers in a row. Nowadays I can read at most 1 page on the same subject, have directional issues - confuse right and left sometimes - can't connect high level views of different regions in my mind. Had a brain MRI 3 years ago - nothing to report.
I am COMT+- (V158M and H62H), VDR Taq Tt and VDR Fok FF, MTHFR +- (C677T and A1298C), MTRR+- (H595Y and K350A), BHMT +- (ALL), CBS+-(C699T and A360A), SHMT+- and NOS+-.
I have high c4a, low c3a, high tgf beta1(suggestive of mold exposure and confirmed with a very high ERMI in our house). I definititely have candida as suggested by two 1-year apart Metametrix GI Effects tests. GI Effects also reported endolimax nana and another parasite of unknown taxonomy.
If I don't take 10K units of vit d3, I am below 30. With it I get up to about 45.
My igenex results are:
IGENEX IGM RESULT NEGATIVE
CDC/NYS RESULT NEGATIVE
**23-25 kDa. -
30 kDa . -
**31 kDa. -
**34 kDa. -
**39 kDa. IND
**41 kDa. ++
**83-93 kDa. -
I have developed fatty liver in the last 4 years, which coencides with the timeframe of my life long symptoms of foggy brain, fatigue and diarrhea being added to with a profound ill feeling, internal tremors, significant neuropathy in hands and feet, debilitating short term memory loss (can't find words), doomy feelings, upper right quadrant abdominal pain, lump in the throat, significant gerd (different and stronger than before).
There is no doubt I have methylation issues. Even though my serum B12 comes back normal most of the time, I believe I have intracellular methyl and ad b12 deficiency. I just did a spectracell to confirm this (results not in yet). Vitamin Diagnostics methylation panel shows deficient glutathione and folate derivatives. Also low normal SAM-e.
In addition to my methylation issues, I believe I have (and have had for decades) a virus or bacteria that is causing a baseline of toxicity in my body which together with my inability to remove toxins causes extreme oxidation and organ damage. Another theory is NO/ONOO perhaps caused by pesticide exposure in my childhood and further triggered when I reacted dramatically to NO during my wisdom teeth extraction.
Given all the tests and data that I have, how would you recommend I go about proving (or disproving) whether I have a bacterial infection or not?
Thank you very much