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Hi dr. Diane. I recently had a cd57 test done and it was 79. She told me I had chronic Lyme bc of it. Is that true. I have never been bit by a tick, but she said it can come from mosquito or spider. I don’t know if I really have chronic Lyme. She is also testing my herpes 6. Do you think 79 is low? And is it standard for chronic Lyme? And can they even treat chronic Lyme?? I don’t want to go on antibiotics…they are natural drs and use functional medicine. She wants to do antibiotics and then off of them. Lots of probiotics and natural antiviral. Don’t know what to do? What do you think.
Also my urine test for copper came back low. But blood was normal. Do you know anything about that? Thanks. They didn’t say anything about it being lw, but I do have symptoms of copper deficiency. Also it plays a big role in cartilage. Thanks for any info. I look forward to hearing back from you. Thanks for all you do!!!!
Perhaps what was lost in discussion during your consultation with your doctor was CD57 is commonly found in people with Chronic Lyme.
A doctor cannot diagnose Lyme because of CD57 alone, as it’s an unspecific immune marker.
(E.g. CD57 is also low in HIV and CFS).
Yes we talked about chronic Lyme but I didn’t know besides HIV and cfs if there was just underlying bacteria that wasn’t from Lyme..
Momof3, I will have to look & see if my copper levels have been checked- I don’t believe they have. I’ve been reading about low copper and it’s relation to connective tissue disorders. Have you found anything else out?
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