Re: Sick for +15 years in Michigan Test Results
CarinaCa is right, did some research and found this statement by a LLMD in Missouri:
"but actually, more IgM blots are positive in chronic Borreliosis than IgG. Every time borrelia reproduces itself, it may stimulate the immune system to form new IgM antibodies."
My IgM Results:
Additionally, I found a research article by Carl Brenner who sits on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Adivsory Commmittee for Clinical Studies on Chronic Lyme Disease, He stated the following:
Bands 31, 34, 39, and 83-93 are species specific, highly specific for Lyme.
Additionally bands 31 and 34 are among the most species specific proteins of B. burgdorferi but do not show up with great frequency in patients. These bands tend to appear late if at all in Lyme disease patients.
Well, if this is true, I have both bands 31+++, 34+. I guess that my immune system is having an active reaction thus the IgM +. And that I am late stage chronic Lyme given the 31 and 34 (+)'s.
I have been doing lots of reading while waiting for my LLMD appt.. It doesn't seem as if treatment will be successful unless the patient is well informed about this disease and it's treatment, however limited that might be.
Ticker, My IgG results were (-)