Post Edited (CajunGrl) : 6/3/2009 5:34:45 PM (GMT-6)
Hi Jendays247. One month of treatment is not even long enough for a new infection. It can take time to recover from Lyme.
Many Lyme doctors use IgeneX for testing. Below is the breakdown of the Western Blot bands: 9 cross-reactive for Borrellia12 specific for Bb18 unknown20 cross-reactive for Borrellia21 unknown22 specific for Bb, probably really the 23/25 band23-25 outer surface protein C (OspC), specific for Bb 28 unknown30 unknown; probably an outer surface protein; common in European and one California strain31 outer surface protein A (OspA), specific for Bb34 outer surface protein B (OspB); specific for Bb35 specific for Bb37 specific for Bb38 cross-reactive for Bb39 is a major protein of Bb flagellin; specific for Bb41 flagellin protein of all spirochetes; this is usually the first to appear after a Bb infection and is specific for all Borrellia45 cross-reactive for all Borellia (sometimes people with Lyme who have this band positive also have the co-infection Ehrlichiosis)50 cross-reactive for all Borrellia55 cross-reactive for all Borrellia57 cross-reactive for all Borrellia58 unknown but may be a heat-shock Bb protein60 cross reactive for all Borrellia66 cross-reactive for all Borrelia, common in all bacteria 83 specific antigen for the Lyme bacterium, probably a cytoplasmic membrane93 unknown, probably the same protein in band 83, just migrates differently in some patientsThe IgM shows a more recent infection and the IgG shows a longer standing one. Band 41 is often the first to show. Bands 31 and 39 are Lyme specific bands. I think your results are significant. Since they were done so long ago, they likely would be different now.
Some people with Lyme have MS-type brain lesions. I think it would be a good ideat to be evaluated for the co-infections and start back on treatment.