Does my western blot look like Lyme?

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rasputin26
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Date Joined Aug 2010
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   Posted 8/19/2010 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Does my western blot look positive or negative?
Thanks


IGM:

18+
22-
23-25+
28-
30-
31+
34 Indeterminate
39 Indeterminate
41++
45-
58-
66-
73-
83-93+

IGG:
18-
23-25-
28-
30-
31-
34-
39 Indeterminate
41+++
45-
58-
66-
73-
83-93-
Infected: June 2008
Diagnosed: July 30, 2010

Razzle
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   Posted 8/19/2010 2:09 PM (GMT -6)   
We can't diagnose you but you do have positives on Lyme-specific bands on the IgM.  I'd recommend consulting an LLMD for diagnosis & treatment. Good luck,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme & Bartonella, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds:  IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle & other liver support herbs, Magnesium, Progessence+ (wild yam + essential oils), Moducare, homeopathy.

rasputin26
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   Posted 8/19/2010 2:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Razzle.

If the bands on the IGM that detect lyme wasn't positive would that possibly mean it would be another infection?
Infected: June 2008
Diagnosed: July 30, 2010

Razzle
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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:28 PM (GMT -6)   
You're welcome.  Some believe that other bands show up when one has a different strain (such as European Lyme)... that's why it is good to consult the LLMD about your test results.  They know how to interpret your test results in the context of your symptoms and medical history.
 
 
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme & Bartonella, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, etc.; G-Tube; TPN via PICC (trying again to wean off the TPN).
Meds:  IV Cipro, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Singulair, Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver, probiotics, digestive enzymes, Milk Thistle & other liver support herbs, Magnesium, Progessence+ (wild yam + essential oils), Moducare, homeopathy.

Donotfear
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   Posted 8/20/2010 8:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Just remember that Igenex states on their test results the following:

"Diagnosis should not be based on laboratory tests alone. Results should be interpreted in conjunction with clinical symptoms & patient history."

They also state: "Presence of only one double starred band or indeterminate double starred bands in a negative report may indicate clinical significance."

Also, remember this....When it says 'IND' which means indeterminate, it means "band present with intensity <Weak." To me that says the band is there but not clear or maybe cloudy, I would guess.

I myself had an Igenex negative test. But all my symptoms point to Lyme or coinfection.
My LLMD said what I have on the test is a partial positive...he believes I have it & we are treating it. My results look like this...showing only the positive bands:

IgM Western Blot
**34 kDa. IND
**41 kDa. +
IgG Western Blot
**31 KDa IND
**41 kDa +
**45 kDa +
**58 kDa +

I believe if you have positive bands, you need to be treated & seen by a LLMD.

Traveler
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   Posted 8/22/2010 2:29 PM (GMT -6)   
What they are looking for is tick-borne illnesses in your blood. If you are like me and are dealing with chronic Lyme & Co's, then that means that they have moved into your tissues. This is why blood tests are not accurate - they have to be in the blood stream. It wan't until I had been on abx for a full year that I tested positive.

The CDC states in their guidelines that diagnosis should not be made on blood test results alone, LD & Co's should be diagnosed by clinical signs (symptoms) as well.

The same would go for a lumbar puncture - the tick-born infections would have to be in the fluid & be active - not just residing in the 'tissues' in the brain.
Even the mightiest oak tree was once a little nut who held it's ground!!!
May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
Trav

Donotfear
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   Posted 8/22/2010 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Junk Yard Willy:
HI....yes, I was aware that more bands will be present after treating.  Interesting, isn't it? they die off, they show up.  That's why the LLMD will tell you they base it on clinical only. I can see why. 
 
I've been in treatment for 6 weeks now.  The test result I showed in my earlier post was before I'd started intense treatment. Actually, I had been on the low dose Doxy (200 mg day) but ceased taking it for about 11 days before I retested.
 
Hey, so much for IDSA standards of "....3-4 weeks treatment cures early stage Lyme.."  My elbows & arms are still  hurting bad today, & I've been treating for 6 weeks!!! Please....4 weeks and cured? Ha! What a joke.
Donotfear. Isaiah 41:10
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Hushed-Truth-of-Lyme-Disease-My-Story-Part-1
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