Hi Jendays247. Ticks are not only in the woods. I got bitten walking into a business. Many, many people are bitten without knowing it because ticks are tiny, they inject a numbing agent so you cannot feel them on you, and they often go in hard-to-see places. Only about 50% of people who have Lyme ever get a rash. I never did.
Have you had recent testing done ? Have you been tested for co-infections? These can be clues. What are your main symptoms? If your doctor is knowledgeable and experienced, then I would trust him/her.
It can be tough going through treatment and it can take time, but with proper treatment you can get better. Never lose sight of that.
Also, my LLMD says I need the PICC because my sx are primarily neurological, and this is the best way to go about treating them.
Hi Jendays247. No test for Lyme is completely reliable. The CDC requires a large number of bands to be positive for the test to be positive. Many people who have Lyme are not CDC positive. Lyme doctors typically look at which bands are present--some are specific for Lyme. Band 41 is often the first to show and band 39 is a Lyme specific band.
You said the test was done three years ago. Was your Babesiosis test done then too? Your results could be very different by now. I recommend getting testing done.
Judy-Thanks. Did you have any bad herxes on iv Rocephin? Did you have it via picc?