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    Old 08-23-2018, 05:26 AM   #1
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    lgM positive 2 years post treatment?

    Hi,

    A couple years ago after a long,long time of symptoms, I was diagnosed with Lyme after getting high levels lgM and lgG antibodies.
    Did antibiotics, felt better for some months, then started feeling bad again. After many doctors visits, I was sent to a neurologist who did some blood work. I got the results but I'm still waiting to hear back from the doctor about them.

    According to the lab results, I have positive lgM levels but not positive lgG.
    This is a bit confusing, since I was told lgG only is elevated in early stages of infection.
    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thanks.

     
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    Old 08-23-2018, 10:07 AM   #2
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    Re: lgM positive 2 years post treatment?

    Generally, IgM refers to a current infection and IgG indicates a recent or past exposure/infection. But you should really put those terms aside when it comes to Lyme as testing is often not reliable, especially producing many false negatives. If you tested positive then you are certainly still infected and I wouldn't be surprised if you only were on abx for a limited time. Were you seeing an LLMD (lyme literate medical doctor)? If not, it is likely that you were not treated long enough and possibly not with the right abx. That aside, you do need continuing treatment and I would strongly suggest you do so with an LLMD. Any other type of doctor is not going to be able to help you with this.

    I hope you can find the help you need,

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