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Would appreciate experts interpretation of my test.

Discussion in 'Diagnostic Guidelines and Laboratory Testing' started by PhoenixBurger, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. PhoenixBurger

    PhoenixBurger Senior Member

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    Valentijn

    IRIS - immune system responding to a "phantom" virus that is no longer active or replicating. Not sure how it happens but its a common manifestation in those who've taken HIV medications.

    So I got my PCR test back today. Negative. While there are always risks of false negative, the PCR for CMV is highly accurate in the presence of high IGM (assumed current active infection).

    High IGM and IGG with negative PCR tells me that my body thinks I have a virus that is't there.

    I also had high IGM and IGG for Lyme. Negative PCR and negative Western Blot.

    Every other possible pathogen they could think of? Negative too.

    Yet my CD8 is off the scale high.

    At this point I am leaning towards steroids to suppress this immune overactivity. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Valentijn

    Valentijn Activity Level: 3

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    There's been studies of low-dose hydrocortisone (5-10mg) on ME patients that might be worth looking at, and I think there's other drugs and such which might be helpful for immune issues. There's a subforum at http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?forums/antivirals-antibiotics-and-immune-modulators.4/ where there's probably a lot more information and you might be able to get some good suggestions if you post there.
     
  3. PhoenixBurger

    PhoenixBurger Senior Member

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    Thanks and that low dose naltodextrone thing? I know I spelled that wrong. Seems like its a mild immune system suppressor without the crazy prednisone effects... ?
     
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    Hip Senior Member

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    Have you looked at the symptoms of the Chinese "HIV-like" disease, PhoenixBurger? This disease involves muscle fasciculations (muscle twitches). See here:

    https://sites.google.com/site/newhivaidslikeviruschina/
     
  5. PhoenixBurger

    PhoenixBurger Senior Member

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    I dont have suppressed immune system. Mine is off the charts high. My CD4 is 900 .... a year after any possible infection .. and my CD8 is even higher.
     

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