17 Dec 2008 09:07 pm
I am new to this forum. I was referred here by a friend on another forum. I have been ill for 14 months now with a multitude of health issues and off work on disability. I have a question concerning lab testing. My IgM blood levels are normal, but my IgG Ab levels were quite high (I think) at 1:256. Does this have any meaning? I have a normal chest X-ray, echocardiogram, EKG, 24 hr holter test, etc. However, I still feel terrible and have zero energy. Can anyone educate me more on this topic? :)
17 Dec 2008 09:07 pm
17 Dec 2008 10:01 pm
Thanks Louise...I just did the blog. I hope it's helpful. :)
18 Dec 2008 01:07 am
Moxy, Any chance you can cut and paste your answer (the one you just posted to his blog) over here, as well? Your answer is clear and succinct and would make a good bookmark, coupled with cmpman1974's original question about the test results.
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18 Dec 2008 02:03 am
From research articles on this site and others I have read the antibodies for Cpni are somewhat different than what is typically seen on blood tests for viruses and bacteria.
IgM's rise quickly upon new infection and then deplete never to appear again after a month or two.
IgA's rise quickly and deplete as IgM's do but reappear with later infectionsi or stay with chronic.
IgGi's rise slightly later after the initial infection and last for several years typically slowly falling unless the infection persists, chronic.
Search and read for yourself to verify as I am surely not an expert.
Cpn, Mycoplasma, Chronic EBV, M.S.(MRI, Spinal Tap-greater than 5 oligoclonal bands and VEP), PANDAS(OCD). Wheldon CAP (started 12/08), Azithromycin/Clarithromycin(12/09), Lithium, Lamictal, NAC(2.4g/day), D3(15,000IU/day)
18 Dec 2008 08:38 am
Thanks MackIntosh and Moxy, I just bookmarked this one. Louise
Hi cmpman1974, In initial
Hi cmpman1974, In initial IgG was 1:512. I have been on CAP for 18 months and am now much, much weller. I was sick for many years prior. Please read the information on the tabs at the top of the page to get educated. It is all there.
Also please start a blog just go to the left under you name and click enter blog. Please tell us more about your situation and what treatment youi have taken. Folks can feed you back on personal issues best in a blog.