mc, visit went well. Doctor believes that I have lyme. She wants me to come back in a month.
P.S I just read your post. YAY! you finally got them huh?!!
It stinks that you did not get a clear cut answer, but you know, my doctor told me today that some people, even with full blown lyme have negative results. Her explanation was..."sometimes when the bacteria is in your body for a long time, your immune system doesn't fight it, which will then show neg test results".
I aslo read some where that some people will show a positive AFTER antibiotic treatment. Which makes sense, if you think about it.
So what is your next move? Are you going to see a LLMD?
**31 kda +++
**39 kda IND
**41 kda +
**83-93 kda IND
Doc believes That I do have lyme...what do you think? I asked doc about co-infetions and she said she wants to wait and see if I get better with treatment first, if not she will then test for them. IS that common practice?
9 cross-reactive for Borrellia
12 specific for Bb
20 cross-reactive for Borrellia
22 specific for Bb, probably really the 23/25 band
23-25 outer surface protein C (OspC), specific for Bb
30 unknown; probably an outer surface protein; common in European and
one California strain
31 outer surface protein A (OspA), specific for Bb
34 outer surface protein B (OspB); specific for Bb
35 specific for Bb
37 specific for Bb
38 cross-reactive for Bb
39 is a major protein of Bb flagellin; specific for Bb
41 flagellin protein of all spirochetes; this is usually the first to appear after a Bb infection and is specific for all Borrellia
45 cross-reactive for all Borellia (sometimes people with Lyme who have
this band positive also have the co-infection Ehrlichiosis)
50 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
55 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
57 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
58 unknown but may be a heat-shock Bb protein
60 cross reactive for all Borrellia
66 cross-reactive for all Borrelia, common in all bacteria
83 specific antigen for the Lyme bacterium, probably a cytoplasmic membrane
93 unknown, probably the same protein in band 83, just migrates differently in some patients
The IgM tests for a more recent infection and the IgG a longer-standing one. Band 41 is often the first to show. Bands 31, 34, and 39 are Lyme specific bands. These bands are either positive or IND. I am not a doctor, but I think it is good you are getting treated.
From what I understand, most Lyme doctors test for co-infections first. Many Lyme doctors believe the co-infections need to be treated first for Lyme treatment to be effective. This has been true in my case.