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Inflammation

Discussion in 'Pain and Inflammation' started by Xandoff, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Xandoff

    Xandoff Michael

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    I believe all my pain comes from inflammation. What specifically pointed to your inflammation?
  2. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Hi,

    I don't have pain but I do have high IL 8 and did have high C4a and sCD14--I am waiting for the results from my recent tests. I am not an expert on these tests (by any means!) but I know that the first is an inflammatory cytokine and believe that the other two are related to inflammation also.

    BTW, after a year of treatment, C4a and sCD14 were almost in range so I am very interested to see the results of my latest tests. I think prostaglandins were also measured in the tests I am waiting for.

    Sushi
  3. Xandoff

    Xandoff Michael

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    I first came down with severe neck and back pain, I was diagnosed with thoracic outlet syndrome and did physical therapy without relief. I was put on Vioxx and my pain was gone for about two years. The Vioxx gave me an ulcer and things quickly went downhill from there. I think the Ulcer opened me up to ME. IMHO I have not had a day without pain since early 2003.
  4. ggingues

    ggingues $10 gift code at iHerb GAS343 of $40

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    Sorry to hear that, sounds horrible!

    GG

    PS Should another thread be started looking for feedback? People might not see it on this "older" thread.
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    JT1024 Senior Member

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    My C4a is extremely high (over 35,000) and I'm still trying to figure out what it means. My doctor wants me to see a Lyme specialists since I recently had a positive WB (Igenex) and high antibody titers to Babesia, and Anaplasmosis.

    He was excited since he said the high C4a explained while I feel so horrible. Other doctors of mine aren't as "excited". I'm still figuring out what to do next.
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    Yes, this is difficult!

    My C4a has come down to 1387 so it is now in range, but yes, yours is extremely high!

    I wish you the best with treatment decisions.

    Sushi
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    JT1024 Senior Member

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    Are you positive for Lyme?
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    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I am waiting for PCR results but I am negative by the Infectolab LTT test.

    Sushi

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