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abhistbuff
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How troubling is it that I tested positive for this? The levels are above what the lab stops counting at. Has anyone else out there taken Valtrex for this?
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I also tested positive back when an infectious disease doc was kicking me out of the door. What I was told was that there is nothing you can do about it and symptoms can last up to a couple of years.

I left that doctor. Haven't been on anything specifically for it, but was told by an LLMD that it's not unusual for a Lyme patient to test positive.

I assume the other antibiotics I'm on would help, but you've got me curious??

Who knows where one begins and the other ends.

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I tested positive. I was told that just about everyone tests positive and that it just means you have been exposed. But I have been told that about other things too......

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Tammy N.
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I've had several bouts with this.

Can't tell if this is what's active in me right now, or if it's Bart, or whatever??

Try a lot of anti-viral things like olive leaf extract, oil of oregano, grapefruit seed extract, etc.

I've heard someone else mention Lauriciden (sp?). I don't have first-hand experience with this, but maybe look into it.

Good luck.

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Tincup
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Parvo B-19 in its late/chronic stages can mimic Lyme disease and can cause disability in some people.

It is something to be aware of if considering becoming pregnant.

I've heard of Valtrex being prescribed for it, but not sure how effective it was in curing it, if it did anything at all.

Here is a link to some of the tick borne diseases. Parvo B-19 is listed there. Maybe that will give you some ideas? Hope so.

https://sites.google.com/site/marylandlyme/tick-borne-diseases

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17hens
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TC, is Parvo B-19 a tick borne disease? I thought it was from cats. These ticks are like a walking/biting sewer.

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If your Parvo result is as high as the lab measures then it is likely a problem for you. My results are in the 7s and my doctors consider it a past infection, so I'm not undergoing treatment for it.

I don't know what the treatment is for Parvo....

Best, Timaca

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Good morning 17hens...

You asked if Parvo B-19 was a tick borne disease? Good question!

I am not familiar with tick studies that have detected Parvo B-19 virus in ticks, however, I am not the great and powerful OZ who knows everything, although you may mistake me for him once in a while.

[lol]

I just copied my quote from the link above. This is all I know at this time.

"Patients with chronic Lyme disease may test positive for parvovirus B19. Studies are needed to determine if parvovirus is reactivated after a Lyme infection in some people, if it is passed along by ticks harboring the Lyme bacteria and many other known coinfections, or if it is a chronic illness that can surface when the immune system is busy fighting off infections."

[Big Grin]

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You don't get parvo from cats. And I don't think you get it from ticks either. You get it from other people.

There is an animal version and a human version. Parvovirus b19 is the human version and you usually get it from children. It is a virus so antibiotics wouldn't help it. Most people have had it at some time in their lives, even if they never knew they had it. It's normally a mild virus (unless you're a lymie, in which case normally mild viruses seem to takeover).

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Is this the same virus that causes Fifth Disease in children? If so, my daughter has it.

I know I've been exposed to it before. Hopefully I have some immunity to it!

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17hens
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Huh. When my DD tested positive for the Parvo virus last year, the practitioner asked if we had a cat, so I thought you got it from cats.

Now opus mentions Fifth Disease. DD has had unusually red flushing cheeks a few weeks ago.

Related?

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