We have both improved leaps and bounds! We are functional now--I am home schooling him (something I thought would NEVER be possible). My brain fog is gone. I still have trouble with my memory, but I can create a schedule and complete it now. I can go to the grocery store as apposed to ordering online. I can drive (at night also). My frozen shoulder (had this for 10 years) has cleared completely and my thumb joint is almost fully functional. I made homemade cookies, several pies and even dinner for the first time in many, many years. My son can play, he can complete his homework. His sore throats, infections, muscle pain, sinus infections.....are gone. We are both off of our inhalers and all allergy medicine. We were able to go Christmas caroling and participate in other holiday events.
The Rheumatologist we are seeing initially diagnosed me as possible "pre-lupus", but some of my previously positive tests are now coming back negative. He is monitoring our pathogens and YES the loads are steadily going down. We draw 7 vials every three months--he watches EVERYTHING!
We have added diflucan for systemic yeast. I read about this and thought --"Really???!!!"--I don't have that--but, I was wrong. Six weeks later my cognitive functioning has come up to a new level and my stamina has improved again. My son's herx reactions have always been much worse than mine so we start him at very low doses and gradually build up. I am starting antivirals next week. Antivirals were key for my son--he is now on--Valacyclovir 1 gram am, 1 gram pm--I cut them for him as I saw a partially digested one in his stool. I will be starting Celecoxib 200mg 2x/day with Famciclovir 500 mg 2x/day--I believe another doctor uses these together, but I cannot recall his name. We are currently taking Z-pac 250 everyday, but started taking it at 3x/week.
I highly recommend everyone to be tested for pathogens--finding a doctor to do the testing is difficult. Our doctor has been fabulous--he mails our blood draw kits to us. We take them to a Quest draw station and Quest draws and then mails them off for us. Quest runs some of the tests, the doctor runs some of the tests at the lab in his office and others are sent out to specialty labs.
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if I can be of help to anyone!