So, your IGM is positive?
Sometimes the IGM persists in Lyme Disease.
The following is from the IgeneX website:
"A positive IgM result with clinical history may be indicative of early Lyme disease or persistent infection in otherwise serologically negative individuals. Recently reported data support our observation that some Lyme patients may have only a restricted IgM response to B. burgdorferi. 16,17 "
I think you do have it according to this. I have read the same thing elsewhere.
I hear your fear. I was only pos one band 31 and IND on 34 41 for the IGM so technically not even pos on that. I was neg on IGG. I was given a clinical dx based off my symptoms and the one pos band but I worry what IF I DONT have lyme and I am pumping all these meds into my system and some other illness is going unnoticed?
All my blood tests for lupus were fine, and lyme I had one pos two IND on the IGM. My symptoms are noted below. It all just randomly started one day then 3 months later the muscle twitches came on, now latley random numbness in my pointer finger.
I am trying the ab for lyme and will retest. If I have lyme it should be positive after the bacteria comes out from die off.
Post Edited (JELAINEP) : 11/20/2008 4:41:18 PM (GMT-7)
If it is lyme though I think you may be able to pass it to the baby. I just got a puppy-today acutally, a little basset hound-he is all wrinkles and ears. Hopefully he lifts my spirits! We will try for a baby next yr if my health is well.
Can you describe what your pains are like etc? Is it just me or does this seem to rule your life too. I sit up and think, what if its not lyme, what if its something more serious being undetected etc etc
I just want my old life back.
What meds were you put on? It is my understanding that 28 days is not enough. If you are still showing positive and have sx then you still have lyme.
What were your first symptoms pain/sensory wise?
What bands did you test positive for and was it through a standard lab like lcorp?