Lyme test results

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1hunter
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   Posted 2/7/2010 9:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I got a call from the LLMD's nurse on Friday saying they have the test results back from Igenx,  She didn't have any information other than the test results were positive for IGM... I dont  go back to the Dr. for a couple more weeks. What is IGM? and does this for sure mean i have Lyme disease?

Cheezhead
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   Posted 2/7/2010 9:58 AM (GMT -6)   
IgM antibodies are the largest antibody. They are found in blood and lymph fluid and are the first type of antibody made in response to an infection. They also cause other immune system cells to destroy foreign substances. IgM antibodies are about 5% to 10% of all antibodies in the body.

IgM shows new infection

1hunter
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   Posted 2/7/2010 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
The LLMD was so sure i had Lyme disease that he put me on anitbiotics right away. Before i want to this Dr. the nero i saw said i probably have MS..... so does having positive IGM rule out the MS diagnosis?? Please say Yes!! 

Razzle
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   Posted 2/7/2010 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Nobody can really answer that for you - best thing is to see what the abx (and any other Lyme tx you are taking) do for your symptoms, and then you will have your answer.
-Razzle
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