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Mycoplasma IGM after treatment

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Could someone explain , please. My DD's myco IGM were 3280 on Feb 9th. She had 3 rounds of Azythromicin and now we rechecked it on March 12 . Her IGM came back 2380. So, I am not sure if she still needs antibiotics . How should I read her numbers? Did we beat the infection , and her numbers will be going down slowly . Or she still have myco pneumonae? How long does it take for IGM to go back to normal which is less then 770. I am all confused.

Any advice will be greatly appreciated,

Thank you.

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2380 is still high and I wouldn't think it is wiped out. My dd's #'s are in the same range, and I think the dr. didn't even suggest re-testing the numbers that soon after initial treatment.

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IGM refers to a current or recent infection. Those numbers are still really high. We've been treating my daughter for 14 months for myco alone. She has been on Zith the entire time, and has been on 2 other abx for most of the time too.... Most importantly though, if your dd is still having symptoms, than you need to continue, and possibly add other intracellular abx. What are the IGG's? >5 I would assume.

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IGM refers to a current or recent infection. Those numbers are still really high. We've been treating my daughter for 14 months for myco alone. She has been on Zith the entire time, and has been on 2 other abx for most of the time too.... Most importantly though, if your dd is still having symptoms, than you need to continue, and possibly add other intracellular abx. What are the IGG's? >5 I would assume.

Yes, IGG were >5 . We are on Azythromycin and using essential oils for myco that are supposed to dissolve biofilm.

Beerae22, were you Daughter's IGM going down?

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You are using the wrong antibiotic. We uncovered mycoplasma after my son had been on zith fir over a year.

 

Search this forum for more info. I used to post alot on this topic, you can search my posts- i shared alot if myco research.

 

You need to track the direction of the titers. BOTH igg and IGM should be declining. The absolute value is less important than the direction. Individuals will vary in the speed at which they decline. Always use the same lab and same test to track this. There are two different ways to measure these antibodies- and you cannot translate between the meathods, so stick with the same test and same lab, even if u switch docs.

 

Doxycycline. That is the prefered antibiotic to treat myco- or another in the same class of antibiotics. Zith is a different class of antibiotics. We did a very high dose doxy for several months. He actually took Doryx- its easier on stomache version of doxy, I think there is now a generic version of it. Also- doxy of any kind will more than likely make you sun sensitive. Be aware if you use doxy even 5 minutes in sun can cause a burn.

Vitamin D3- adding this to my sons meds greatly sped the rate at which his IGG began to decline. Weve tried many supplements over the years- this is the only one I can say we can see and measure(via testing) its results. My sons vit D3 was measured first, and found to be very low. This vit is critical to immune function. Its actially a hormone, not truly a vitamin.

Your sons positive IGM indicates a recent infection. It will eventualky decline- even if he still has an infection.

The IGG can stay positive for many years, even if the infection is gone- it means your body is still making antibidies to the infection.

The direction is what tells you if the infection is clearing.

Most Doctors will tell you that if the IGM is neg there is no infection- this is not true. I have no idea why doctors are taught this. If you read what the makers of the tests say, you will will find out why they measure both IGM and IGG. I had 2 specialist Tell me neg IGM meant no infection -(even tho my sons IGG was 10x the upper limit of normal range). I did my research and tracked a rising igg- and brought it to them along with the lab testing companies "instructions" for reading and using the tests. (and other researchers use if IGG tracking for mycoplasma infection) it was only with this information that the 2 doctors agreed. My son had an active infection- probably for many years. After a while the body stops making IGM to myco- that occurs with either repeat infections or chrinic infections.

 

Good luck. Its a frustrating infection. It takes time to get rid of, and even longer to track to see if its cleared- you have to wait weeks or even months to see the antibodies start to decline, because they maintain levels for a while after an infection is gone. You shouldnt test less than 2 months apart- maybe even 3, because small ups and downs over short period of time doesnt mean anything, or could give you mis-information. You are looking for a big drop in the IGG over a few months.

 

Hope this helps-

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