long term abx with high IgE

I have been on Flagyli (pulsing i week, once per month), Doxyi (100 twice daily) and Zithro (750 mgs per week), for over a year.  I take Dulera (200) two puffs twice daily and a nasal steroid for my sinuses once daily. I am stopping the Flagyl and Doxy for now at my Drs request to see where that goes. I'm a daily NACi user as well.

Three years ago, I contracted this Adult Onset of Asthmai and inflammationi issue out of nowhere. I never had anything at all even as a child. I was wondering if my high IgE count 1047 is telling me something. I still have a respiratory issue (obstruction, inflammation, can't climb stairs without heavy breathing etc.). I fought back a daily battle to a livable situation, but I'd LOVE to finish this battle...

Any ideas, thoughts etc?

BernieM

Surely the high IgE is telling you something...but what?

IgE is not specific for allergies. Your IgE is so high that I would also consider other causes besides allergies, such as parasitic infectionsi. The physiologic function of IgE is fighting parasites.

Did you have a differential blood count test? How high were the eosinophiles? I would also recommend that ECP (eosinophilic cationic protein) is being tested. The problem is that all these parameters can be elevated in allergies OR parasitic infections. And because doctors in the west normally don't know very much about parasites, they say it's caused by allergy. Have you been in countries where parasitic infections are common or are exposed to animals?

Markus:

I've been tested for parasites - NONE were found. Eosinophiles have been high in the past, but I don't know if I've ever had the ECP (eosinophilic cationic protein) tested. What would that indicate? IgE just dropped to 847 30 days after the 1047 where it's been hovering for years...Inflammationi that causes flem and conjestion and respiratory issues has been raging for three years now. It's under control after 18-24 months of Doxyi, Zitro combo and Flagyli pulse once a month. Doc wants me to stop all but Zithro to see what happens...so far it's no change. Still have an air blockage that keeps me from running or climbing stairs etc...

BernieM

IgE, eosinophiles and ECP are all parameters which would indicate an allergic process or a parasitic infection in the body. In contrast to IgE, ECP indicates an acute process. What I would do in your case (you need a medical lab in your region): If you have acute problems like breathing issues, then I would get my blood tested for ECP and histamine. If the values are high, it's a strong hint that your breathing problems are caused by allergy. If they are normal, probably something else is the cause (e.g. Cpni).

Maybe it makes sense to look more deeply at your lungs. There are several possible methods, talk to your doc. There is also a method to look inside the breathing system and to draw samples from inflammed tissue and then to search for pathogens in it etc. Maybe MRI is also helpful, because parasites are difficult to detect by antibody testing in blood. There are so many parasites, nobody can test alltogether. In my opinion, high IgE with high eosinophiles strongly points to allergy or parasitic infection. I've not heard that a bacterial infection can be the cause for that.

Might want to rule out mold exposure. It's a horrible complication if you have the bad genesi for detoxing mycotoxins. I know, it hit me like a freight train after I did a long treatment for Cpni and Lyme. There is an online visual contrast test you can take that can give you a clue. It's on www.survivingmold.com<.

check it out,

Raven

Feeling 98% well-going for 100. Very low test for Cpni. CAPi since 8-05 for Cpn/Mycoplasma P.,Lyme, Bartonella, Mold exposure,NACi,BHRT, MethyB12 FIRi Sauna. 1-18-11 begin new treatment plan with naturopath

Thank you Markus. Very insightful. I will look into these issues...

BernieM

Thanks Raven...I'll be talking to my Pulmonary Doc about this soon.  BernieM

Bernie, I've forgotten the most simple thing: Did you ever take an antihistamine drug like cetirizine? If this gives you relieve with your breathing problems, they are most likely due to allergy. If not, then not ;-)

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