think i have chronic LYme disease. Can't do naturals (irritates my interstitial cystitis), tried antibiotics (quit after 3 weeks, fungal issues. Diflucan and diet weren't enough). Looking for dr who does shots or iv antibiotics. So must be in madison WI area or close.2006 IGenex results: (please if replying let me know if you think i have lyme)IGM34 IND39 ++41 IND66 +IGG41 IND58 ++Symtoms: increasing fatigue, muscle pain, cognitive issues, insomnia, etc
Even If I treat Lyme, can I really ever get rid fo it?
Many people have to travel to see a LLMD as they are far and few between!
Hi Lisa, welcome to the board!
You may want to get restested since you were tested so long ago. Band 41 is often the first to show. Bands 24 and 39 are Lyme specific bands.
Below is a Lyme symptom list. You can have any combination of symptoms.
It is very important to see a knowledgeable doctor. Many doctors do not understand Lyme and treat with outdated protocols. Besides Lyme, ticks can also transmit several co-infections including Babesiosis, two types of Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma. Many people who have Lyme are co-infected. It may affect treatment choice and progress. It is important to be tested for these by a Lyme reputable lab such as IgeneX in Palo Alto, CA. Have you been tested for these?
You can email me at me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a doctor recommendation.
It is also important to learn as much as possible. I recommend reading Dr. Joseph Burrascano's 2008 Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines For Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses at http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf He is one of the top Lyme doctors in the country, and many Lyme doctors follow his protocols. He discusses antibiotics and doses starting on page 18. I also recommend the books "Everything You Need To Know about Lyme Disease Second Edition" by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner and "The Lyme Disease Solution" by Kenneth B. Singleton M.D.