Many of my symptoms disappeared before I began abx. For the first year I was sick I had terrible hand/finger stiffness. If I would just sit and not use my hands they would immediately stiffen up. Then one day it just disappeared and that was one of my first symptoms. I had many come and go in the two years before I was diagnosed.
Sometimes I think the abx have made me worse off because I don't feel much better on them. My test was similar to yours in that I had a 31 IND a 39IND and a 41+++ . Make sure you are tested for co-infections because I also have bart and babs. Those are causing most of my problems now.
Hi gracetiger. When did you have the Western Blot done? Were you also tested for the co-infections?
Lyme symptoms typically wax and wane. Since you have been sick for so long and since you still have many symptoms, I would recommend seeing a Lyme knowlegeable doctor for an evaluation. A knowledgeable doctor will take your entire history and be able to advise you.
Hi gracetiger. Did the doctor know why you are having heart symptoms?
Have you been tested for the co-infections?
Lyme symptoms do migrate and change over time. In my opinion, when Lyme disease is possible the sooner you get treated the better.
Hi gracietiger. I am sorry you have been through so much. Both Lyme and the co-infection Babesiosis can cause heart symptoms. The co-infection Bartonella can cause swollen glands.
Can your parents help you out with getting testing done?