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  1. So with the Neuroscience testing they look at Immune Tolerace Test and Cytokines to identify immune response to BB and co's. My PCP recommended I see a LLMD after my Igenex Test came back questionable. The LLMD had me do the Neuroscience testing to get another perspective and help him figure out what was going on with me. As far as insurance...I think that Neuroscience was at least partially covered by my insurance, but to be honest I don't remember because they sent the wrong test kit the first two times, so they paid for my testing because of their mess up...I was grateful!
  2. I did testing through Igenex, then also did My Lyme ID through Neuroscience labs (looking through different mechanisms). These labs seem to have the best accuracy, however there is still a decent margin of inaccuracy. As Katybug mentioned, you really need to have see a Lyme Literate MD - diagnosis of Lyme is clinical, not just test results. ILADS is a great resource.
  3. Your value or worth is not determined by a number. I once had to take a "lesser" job, but I found that even in that position there were things I learned and I was able to focus on doing the best job I could. From what you say, it sounds like it may be a really good fit for you. Perhaps the "lesser" job will give you the ability to do a job you love in an environment you love, but with less stress. That sounds like a good thing to me. I don't mean this rudely at all, but leave your pride at the door and enjoy the work you love. Your talents and worth will be seen by all, no matter what position you hold.I hope it turns out well for you
  4. So for #1 I choose waxing/waning, but I also think it's slowly improving. It still waxes and wanes but I feel that my lows are quite as low and don't last for as long. I am much more consistently functional than I was two years ago. The third question...there are times I feel a full head when leaning forward, but it's not consistent...so I'm thinking maybe it's congestions vs blood? Anyway...that's all...
  5. I agree with what julieph85 said. When I had my TTT done my HR had 30+ increase, but it wasn't sustained, and because of that they didn't want to give me diagnosis of POTS. Since then, every other doctor I've seen has said that 30+ increase initially or sustained is considered POTS.
  6. Yeah, i loved watching it. It motivated me, too. I am going to do it, but not yet - I have some other things I'm working on right now. But it's definately on my "must do" list. Let us know how it goes.
  7. "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" is a fun documentary to watch about juicing.
  8. So glad you had a good experience (except for the mag)! It's refreshing when you meet someone who wants to find the source of the problems! And it is a slow process...one thing at a time, so I get what you said about going for the "bigger stuff" first. I hope that you are able to continue on this course and have positivie results. Remember, you're an onion and need to peel those layers of healing
  9. Igenex labs and Neurosceince labs are the ones that seems most accurate. A good lyme literate doctor is also needed to get a diagnosis.
  10. I don't have Lyme. I am grateful. We thought for sure I did. My test through Igenex was equivocal - also did the My Lyme ID test from Neuroscience Labs. Also equivocal and negative for all of the co-infections (it's very rare to have Lyme without co-infections). With those tests and my clinical manifestations, my LLMD said my issues are not Lyme. Sorry if I confused you about me and my diagnoses.
  11. So what came first tablet. Was the Lyme first for most of them or was the autonomic disfunction first? You see, I have interest in this too ---I was bitten by a tick and from that time on - things seemed to get worse for me. But, I know my autonomic things came first - cause I've had them most all my life along with EDS. So, in my case - the tick bite was not the CAUSE of the dysautonomia - but, may be a peripherial thing -IF there is a bacterial problem in regard to the tick bite --in my case. Issie For many of them it was the Lyme that came first, and for pretty much all of them their first symptoms that something were wrong were autonomic in nature. Lyme is so prevelent here. Many of our friends have dealth with/are dealing with Lyme
  12. Issie, most of my friends with Lyme have autonomic dysfunction as well. For a while when Lyme was a big question for me I was on the Lyme boards and quite a few people on there also had POTS or other autonomic disfunction. I agree that Lyme needs to be considered. I also think that if you consider Lyme you need to do your research and have a good Lyme Literate Doctor.
  13. Just a side-thought on the blood sugar thing. A lot of people think "less carbs, more protein" to keep your blood sugars stable. True to a point, but low carbs, more good fats is going to help even more to keep them stable (of course if you're having a yummy nutty snack you're getting the best of both worlds I guess). I haven't a clue for you on the hormones...I've been trying to figure that out myself. I feel like everytime I get something figured out, I realize my theory doesn't hold up I hope you're able to have some more really great days!
  14. POTS is my only diagnosis, but I have other stuff getting uncovered as well, but not "disease" in nature (just things not right in my body). I wasn't satisfied with getting a "label" and treating symptoms as a bandaid solution. I'm not sure that I'll ever get it figured out entirely, but i do believe that the digging has helped me make all the progress I have.
  15. I agree with Issie. I always bring a list with me, not only of symptoms but anything I want to ask about/discuss. I also make sure I have paper and pen with me because I also take notes. But that's just because I never trust my memory I'm very excited for you. Have fun and enjoy your appointment. Let us know how it goes....
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