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Mountainsky
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I see my LLMD in 3 weeks. She wanted redo my Igenex, the Bartonella test. I am going more and more downhill with my health and nothing is working. It's,frightening

I'm afraid she's gonna add in more tests/panels ($$$) but unfortunately this might be the only way to figure stuff out.

I knew this for a while what they charge. I no longer have Medicare as it states this is the only insurance that'll cover/reimburse. It says Igenex doesn't offer payment plans as well.

Both times I had tests in the past Medicare covered 100% (I was on disability for 10 years) I now work fulltime and have an insurance subcontracted with Blue Cross through my job. I don't even know if its worth submitting my Igenex test to new insurance, couldn't hurt right?

Maybe have my LLMD do the Bartonella test just to rule that out? I tested positive for Relapsing Fever too.

If it's anything I think its the Bartonella that's causing trouble but like anything else I'm not 100%. or if this is even Lyme/Co's anymore...

Thanks 💚

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You can ask for only the Western Blot .. then it should be about $250.

MANY years ago I got my insurance to pay for mine, but it took me 9 months of harassing.

My LLMD believed in doing a trial run of meds for each major coinfection. He wouldn't rely on testing alone.

If you herx badly, then you know.

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Mountainsky
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Sadly every treatment protocol I was on made me sicker, to the point it was quedtuoned if these were even herxes.

As I said I just cannot justify shelling out more money out of pocket for these tests and visits unless there truly is solid proof I have the infections.

I was told it could be protracted withdrawal syndrome from years being on psych meds. I was told it could be EBV still. I was told it could be my thyroid. I was told it could be MCAS. I was told it could be heavy metal toxicity or mold. I was told it could be Covid long haulers syndrome.

What gives? I'm getting worse and slipping away mentally and physically.

To add insult to injury ppl like us get robbed of $$$ just to live normal, healthy happy lives as everyone deserves.

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Withdrawal syndrome is very possible.

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