Discussion in 'General Treatment' started by Bloopy Buddy, Jun 16, 2013.
Are there any good tests out there for the TH1 TH2 balance?
Where do you live?
If you live in the US, LabCorp offers cytokine testing.
Don't forget Th17. It's no longer just a Th1/Th2 balance issue. In fact, Th17 may be a culprit in ME since it may be more important in autoimmunity than Th1. This is a relatively recent discovery, so many medical/pseudomedical information sources don't know about it.
Any other tests recommended for immune function? I would like to know if my issues are auto-immune or lowered immunity to pathogens.
I had a lot of test back in 2010 that I can hardly remember. It showed that I was TH2 dominant and that my TH1 was dormant. So I haven't had a cold in eight years, my Th2 fights bacteria, TH1 fights viruses. I am loaded with HHV, Cytomegolavirus and chlaymdia pneumonia (not the std) , Epstein Barr Virus etc etc etc ) and a host of viruses humans have been carrying since time began. Most healthy immune systems with Th1 knock these down in healthy people. As a child I was a severe asthmatic and had over 65 allergies. This weighted my immune system to TH-2 to begin with.
I have a Sister with Crohns and a Sister who passed from Lymphoma that she contracted when she was twenty (she lived to be 56) so I know it is in my family genes. Hope this helps you understand. Most Doctors (99.9%) don't know about these tests and could not "read" them any ways. You need to find a real M.E. CFS specialist on the co-cure list who might run these tests.
Thanks for the reply. Do you know how WBC is connected to these things?
I have had high neutrophils and low lymphocytes for many years. I am told lymphocytes fight viruses and I do have some elevation of EBV and hhv6 titers. Also had childhood asthma. From what you were saying, this would seem to fit the th2 dominant profile?
Part of my issues is that I have lyme (chronic) as well, which is said to make the system th1 dominant. I guess I will have to get a test and see. Just want to know if some of my neuro issues are autoimmune, lyme, or virus activation.
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