Welcome to our little community! I'm so glad you found us!!
If you haven't already, it would be helpful for you to start with reading through the thread at the top of the forum titled,"New to Lyme?...Start here!!"
, as it is packed full of important information, symptom lists (as Lyme rarely occurs by itself), helpful links and pdf's, how to detox when one has these infections, and a list of questions that you can ask any doctor that you are seeking treatment from!
We also have a pretty good search function on this forum to help you narrow down your search for information from past posts. We must be our own health advocates now and the best thing to arm yourself with is knowledge about
our infections and the different ways to treat them!
Any of the tests - done by any lab that relies on the immune system response is only accurate about
50% of the time, so I wouldn't suggest anyone use those tests honestly. The most knowledgeable LLMD's will diagnose clinically (by symptoms) and hope to have the tests to back up the results.
Your last question actually answers your question!"Also if this testing is such a breakthrough why hasn't it been more widely adopted?
May I ask why you are currently off all your meds?
Lyme herbs used: "Chronic Tonic" from www.mistymeadows.org/wendydocs/Lyme Disease.pdf
for 9 months
Bart herb - only Houttuynia for 6 months
tx ended 1-2013
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
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