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  1. SNPedia is a human genetics wiki. You can research individual snps there and find relevant PubMed research articles on the site. http://www.snpedia.com Through them, you can access Promethease, and use your 23andme raw data to create a personal report linking your DNA variations to the information published about them. http://www.snpedia.com/index.php/Promethease From their website: I have found Promethease to be a better health resource and I like their reporting style much more than 23andme (before the FED made them stop reporting on health issues). If you go to use P
  2. In one of the Q&A panel discussions, Dr. Cunningham was asked of the 1000 subjects in her study, how many had a strep infection? Mycoplasma Pneumoniae? Lyme? She answered that only 45% had strep, the remaining 55% had Lyme, Myco Pn, staph etc. The Q&A moderator quickly followed up with asking the audience, how many here have Lyme [as part of the problem]?, and a good 60-70% raised their hands. (That's what it looked like from where I was sitting). In any event, the audience response was so strikingly large, that some of the academics on stage for the Q&A were visibly sta
  3. Hi and welcome! Your story has a number of similarities to my adult child's story. Several points I would like to make: First, Dr. Madeline Cunningham mentioned once, in a radio interview I believe, that her NIH-funded study looking for autoimmune antibodies ended up including people up to the age of thirty. Yes, so much for just affecting children. Secondly, Lyme's OspA is very much implicated in Lyme (PANS) associated auto-immune disease. To me, the unanswered question is, at what point is it all just auto-immune, versus a chronic underlying spirochete infection/inflammation t
  4. It was reported in the news yesterday that the FDA is now barring the importation of Ranbaxy generics. http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-fda-bars-generics-ranbaxy-20130916,0,7988493.story
  5. No engineers here. Several teachers in the family. All 4 kids are exceptionally to profoundly gifted, and one is a math teacher. I vaguely remember some research showing a correlation to giftedness and the number of glutamate receptors in the brain. I wish I had flagged that study.
  6. The most valuable thing is that 23andme provides you with the raw data of all 900,000+ snps which you can download to your computer. I then went to SNPedia and used Promethease to further analyze the 23andme results. (I utilized the $2.00 feature 1/2 way down the page to speed up the program download.) I feel like I got a more nitty-gritty analysis through the Promethease report. I also really like the SNPedia wiki for further research. Firefox also has a SNPTips add-on that links to SNPedia, so whenever you come across a snp in the form rsxxxxx it is highlighted, and by scrolling
  7. Treated 5 years ago with a IgG postive, and history of rash. Recently, negative test, but stretch mark-like rash ID'd as Bart rash by 3 different doctors. Treatment restarted.
  8. The diagnosis of Lyme is a clinical decision. According to Dr. J the Western Blots can only confirm a suspicion of exposure to the Lyme Bacterium. The WB can not be used to definitively say who has and does not have the disease.
  9. If I may be permitted to jump into this conversation, my suggestion is to read whatever you can find from Richard vonKonynenburg (R.I.P.) http://forums.phoenixrising.me/index.php?threads/documents-by-rich-van-konynenburg-parts-1-7.11488/ His later work was spent in explaining methylation defects as it applied to autoimmune problems and Lyme Disease. I was fortunate to have communicated with him late last summer, shortly before his untimely death. He helped explain DD's 23andme genetics with some other test results we had. One of the things Rich pointed out was that the effects of t
  10. Yes it is obvious-- the locked results are at the top of one of the health reports with little lock emblems- and if you click on it, you still have to confirm on the next page you want to see it, so it is impossible to view by accident. You will be able to see and understand the results pretty easily in the categories of disease risk, carrier status, drug response and traits. This will not give you the methylation results though. You have to down load the raw data and put it in the Genetics Genie or have someone who knows how to interpret have access to your raw data. My spouse and I bo
  11. Doryx is Doxy in a delayed-release formula. It is easier on the stomach. My daughter tolerates this so much better than Doxy. I am not sure if there is a generic version of Doryx available or not, you may need a Prior Authorization filed for insurance to cover it as when my daughter started it, it was quite pricy.
  12. Doryx is a sustained release form of doxycycline. it is much more tolerable that the generic Doxycycline. DD could not tolerate the regular doxy, but is tolerating this so much better.
  13. Not trying to complicate things, but I just want to add another line of thought... In my DD's case, genetic mutations affecting the Cytochrome P450 liver metabolism pathways are at play when it comes to how she tolerates SSRI's, and other drugs for that matter. This is a totally different set of genetic mutations than MTHFR. These mutations directly affect how her body does, or does not, utilize the SSRI's and SNRI's. Basically, for her, there are only 2 or 3 head meds her body can metabolize (tolerate) anywhere close to normally- and none of them are the most commonly prescribed meds.
  14. My first question is, was the tick engorged at all? Different tick-borne pathogens are transmitted at different rates. But despite the conventional wisdom, any tick bite can be problematic. It is good that you saved the tick, as UMASS extension service will test the tick for Lyme, Babesia, Anaplasma, and Bartonella, the most common co-infections. That may offer you some relief. having said that, if there is Lyme in your area, personally, I would get treated. Increasingly, doctors are giving a 1day prophylactic dose of doxycycline ( your son may be too young for this drug??). However
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