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x9w5a34
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All,
I received a blood test report which shows that my WBC went from about 3.2 last time (which was in early January) to about 5.6 now.

Does this mean that the Lyme bacteria is no longer overwhelming my system?

Does this have any significance as far as treatment is concerned?

Thanks in advance!

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lyme in Putnam
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I'm always in the 3s. Wish I could help. Feel good.

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Amanda
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That is a good sign. Its not too high, but high enough that your system can fight off some of the bugs

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I agree that it is a good sign. Hubby's WBC and RBC both increased to normal with successful bart treatment.

Now that your count is in the normal range some docs would be more inclined to use more aggressive treatment.

Bea Seibert

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x9w5a34
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Thanks for the replies, all.
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just got my tests back and my WBC went up two points as well. i has steadily gone down since starting treatment. strange...

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