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Lyme test

Postby gu1928 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:23 pm

Hello folks
I recently had a spinal type to look for demylenation / ms and that came back negative
I also had lyme blood test

Did anyone get tested for blood for lyme disease and had symptoms like MS.I got tested for lyme western blot at labcorp and the test was negative
But I got two bands of IGg positive 41 and 58
IGm 23 postive
Per cdc standards I was negative

the test was not completely clean.if it's not lyme is it any other bacterial infection that causes neurological symptoms.
I would really appreciate if anyone who did not have lyme disease but had neurological symptoms to share their western blot lyme results
Is it worth to pursue this not completely clean results of lyme to chase what is wrong with me?
Or these bands show up positive randomly?

Any insight into this would be great help
Thanks Gul
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Re: Lyme test

Postby NHE » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:03 am

Were you tested for bartonella?

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Re: Lyme test

Postby gu1928 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 1:37 pm

Thanks NHE

Isn't getting tested for lyme mean getting tested for all tickborne which includes bartonella?
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Re: Lyme test

Postby Scott1 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 9:37 pm


As well as Bartonella there is also Babesia and Mycoplasma as possible coinfections. The best book I have seen on the subject is "Healing Lyme disease coinfections" by Stephen Harrod Buhner. He uses herbs but its a struggle to find the herbs he actually means. Nonetheless, you will learn a massive amount coinfections and how the inflammatory process is influenced from that book.

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Re: Lyme test

Postby violin » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:32 am

Lyme testing results are merely indicators, not definitive. IGENEX lab is usually considered the best. There are lots of different types of Borrelia besides the Borrelia burgdorferi, which is "Lyme", and testing may well not test for other strains. I probably got Borrelia persica in the Middle East.

After two years on a protocol of doxycycline, azithromycin, and Alinia, I've gotten tons better. Alinia is the biofilm buster. Regardless of test results, this protocol likely can get at other tick borne infections. But day-long "healing crises" should be expected. Vital to learn how to deal with yours.

Hope you can find a Lyme-literate MD. Good luck.
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Re: Lyme test

Postby jimmylegs » Sat Jan 06, 2018 6:56 am

take control of your own health
pursue optimal self care at least as actively as a diagnosis
ask for referrals to preventive health care specialists eg dietitians
don't let suboptimal self care muddy any underlying diagnostic picture!
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