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gatorade girl
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My cd 57 was 11 and 1 %.

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Dr. B said you have to get to at least 120 before you are clear of getting a relapse
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I have just gotten the book "The Lyme Disease Solution," and according to it, a low CD57 count means "the immune system is not strong enough to handle Lyme without the helps of antibiotics."

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THis means the lyme has killed off a good percentage of natural killer cells in your immune system. (thus your immune system is weak.)

Many LLMD's believe the CD-57 is a good indicator as to the level of lyme you have in your body. Lyme attacks the natural killer cells.

It should go up with treatment. >200 is "normal"

You want to be at least >120 before stopping treatment otherwise a relapse is likely.

Most "bad" lyme (chronic) is <60. I'm 87 BTW.

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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gatorade girl
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Thanks for your help. I googled it and did not understand. Thanks for the description. Feel good everyone.

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Mine was just 296. Why do I feel like crud on a stick? Ha ha.
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Sophie-I think I read somewhere that co-s make it higher. Someone else chime in who knows more please!

My CD 57 was a 42 after treating for 3 months and take cat's claw. Which according to Buhner raises your CD57 levels. I take it as more proof that Lyme is the cause of all this horrible crap happening to my body.

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It is highly controversial as to what it means. Do some searches here.

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Severe neurological problems. Probably sick for years. Became chronically sick in Aug 2007. Undiagnosed for another 15 months. Started treatment for lyme and bart Sept. 2008. Improving, but very slowly.

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terri3boys
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Well, I don't know WHAT to make of my CD-57. I had it done 2-3 weeks ago.

LabCorp's ref. range is: 60 - 360.

Mine came back as 63. What am I supposed to make of that? I'm 3 steps over the fence???

This is crazy stuff and I'm sick of it!

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It means you are low..because of lyme.

If you have a high #,and feel like crap then it is likely due to Co-infections or other.

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Bite date ?
2/10 symptoms began
5/10 dx'd, after 3 months numerous test and doctors

IgM Igenex +/CDC +
+ 23/25, 30, 31, 34, 41, 83/93

Currently on:

Currently at around 80% +/- most days.

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LAXlover
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I hear you Gatorade Girl, my CD-57 is 18 :-(

What have others done to help improve this number?

Above mentioned Cat's Claw. I think I read that LDN, acupuncture may help. Has anyone tried these. My dd is taking LDN, so I could borrow from her!

Any other suggestions

-LAXlover

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I put a lot of stock into the CD57 until a LLMD told me bartonella can make it higher for some reason - so if you have bart, don't use it as an indication that the lyme is under control.

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