I can't tell you where I read this but it proves to me that Bb bacteria remain dormant in the body and reactivate. An experiment was done infecting mice with Bb. Then they were "cured" with ABX; they no longer tested positive for disease. The mice were killed and it was found that the bacteria were alive and well in the collegen. As testing is done on the blood, the tests came back negative.
People presume things and find others that agree with their assumptions.
Hi alfers. I believe that doctors who are not knowledgeable about Lyme disease do not believe that it can be chronic. Many of them believe that 2-4 weeks of antibiotics will cure it.
While this doctor and every doctor has the right to believe what they wish to believe, it does not mean they are correct. This doctor may be intelligent, but it does not mean she is intelligent about tick-borne diseases. I think that if Band 31 is positive on the Western Blot, it can indicate chronic Lyme. Since the doctors who specialize in treating tick-borne diseases acknowledge that Lyme can be chronic and since so many people have chronic Lyme disease, that is enough proof for me to know it exists.
If you want to get another opinion on whether or not you are dealing with Lyme disease, I recommend being evaluated by a knowledgeable Lyme doctor.
If chronic lyme didn't exist, this thread on this website wouldn't exist.