Yes, my test was the same as your second test minus the 30+.
I am currently taking a lot of abx because we are working on a coinfection that is pointing towards babs, but no tests will confirm this. I do have bart symptoms too so it is hard to discern. I am on biaxin, plaquinil, bactrim (just added this a week ago), and pulsing mino. But I have been on a lot of different drugs even IV twice to total 1 year. I've taken rocephin, iv zithro, iv doxy, iv cipro, oral zith and mepron (just kept getting worse on this combo), and other abx too but I can't think of them all at this point. I have been treated for 2 years. And This combo that I am on now had some huge herxs about every 6 days for about 1month and 1/2. Now I'd have to say I haven't felt better these last few years as I do now. Hope it lasts as we all know with this illness it can change in a day.
As far as me getting treated. True llmd are capable of clinical diagnosis and my test was close to positive. So he felt he should treat me knowing my symptoms too. Of course after you start your meds and herx this is a good reinforcement that you've got it. Also, I must say I (about 1 1/2 years into this) had a CD 57 done and came back with a woppin 13. Some docs don't go by this others do. But normal range is from 60-like 300 or something. Anyway, my treatment has kept me out of the nursing home as if I would not have been treated I was going to never get out of bed from the pain. I am only 30 something and should not even being thinking about a nursing home.
Anyway, your llmd may have some heat from the non lyme supporters and he doesn't want to step into the gray. Maybe you should get a different llmd.