Hunting down the cause of ME/CFS & other challenging disorders - Lipkin in London
In a talk to patients in London on 3rd September, Dr. W. Ian Lipkin described the extraordinary lengths he and his team are prepared to go to in order to track down the source of an illness, with examples ranging from autism to the strange case of Kawasaki disease.
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Re-test after being on antivirals

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by readyforlife, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. readyforlife

    readyforlife Senior Member

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    For people who are taking antivirals or immune modulators how often does your doctor recheck your viral loads? And has anyone seen their IGG levels go down on any of their blood work?
     
  2. heapsreal

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    My doc uses the lymphocyte subset test, specifically looking at cd8 t-cells which are normally high in ebv/cmv infections. Famvir has helped me to bring them back down to normal but my last test while still on famvir, my cd8 numbers went slightly high above the normal range, maybe viruses reactivating again??
    I will say that antivirals have helped me but they arent a cure, i think there is something else underlying in cfs, but treating these infections will help you though, so go for it.

    cheers!!!
     
  3. readyforlife

    readyforlife Senior Member

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    Heapsreal, thank you for the reply. I always forget that whatever protocol i'm on at the time is not a CURE. When I start to feel better I always think i'm in the clear and stop what ever expensive protocol i'm on, and down I go. I always stay on a protocol for at least six months to give it a chance. I'm going to my CFS doctor tomorrow to talk to him about antivirals. We have had this talk before and he really wants me to try these peptide injections $$$$$. I'm going to call Dr. Petersons office and see if they are taking new patients. Again thanks for the information.
     
  4. ukxmrv

    ukxmrv Senior Member

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    I've not been retested as I cannot afford to see a CFS doctor very often.
     

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