Blood results, getting preggo and the Kombucha case is now closed.
Here’s an update on 3 separate issues.
On the webinar regarding why my recent blood labs were out of whack.
Answer: It is not uncommon that the white blood cell count will be suppressed. This also varies on which lab was used as they have different reference ranges. But my results were on the low end of normal. Lyme releases chemicals that suppress the immune system, and any of the antibiotics I am on can suppress my bone marrow, so that I’m not making as many white blood cells. This will not impair my ability to get well, but I must keep a close watch. Same with my RDW.
On getting pregnant and passing Lyme to the baby.
Answer: Not that I’m trying to or want to right now, but this has been a question that plagued me for some time. You know how when you get engaged, family will ask you “Oh when’s the wedding?”. Then when you get married, they ask you “When’s the baby?”. Then when you have your baby, they ask “Oh he needs a playmate!”. My dad asked me this a few years ago and I reversed the question and asked him when he’s having his (he’s remarried and well into his 60’s). Well needless to say, that shut him up. Sorry, off tangent. Ok back to getting pregnant with Lyme. Dr. M.R. said that if you feel well enough, to make sure you are on an Amoxicillan, Zithromax, or Ceftin. I didn’t write down the dosages, but if you are on this, there is less than 1% chance that it will be passed in utero. Also, because you are carrying a child, your body’s immune system will be working hard to protect the baby and often one finds that you actually feel better while being pregnant.
DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor. If you are trying to get pregnant, consult your LLMD or doctor.
Kombucha can be laid to rest.
No it didn’t die. It survived. After 3.5 months of trial and error, I finally got to taste my own home brewed kombucha. It was very vinegary, like apple cider vinegar. I took only a small amount of it though. I bought a bigger glass jar this time, enough to hold a gallon, so am making my second batch. I also gave one scoby to a neighbour.