You're very welcome. I was excited when I got diagnosed because it meant I was finally on the road to solving the problem.
Regarding testing, eight months would make you chronic; that's what makes the "standard" test procedures not work well for you. The Western Blot can be OK for screening as long as your doctor interprets it with the chronic effect in mind. Here's a link that explains that: (LINK REMOVED)
Push for the Bowen QRIBb test if your new doctor won't prescribe antibiotics based on clinical analysis and whatever tests you have. It will cost you $250, but it tests for the bacteria themselves rather than for your antibodies to them so you will KNOW if you have Lyme bacteria in your blood and how infected you are.
Also, I saw your posting on the Lyme forum about
exercise. With Lyme, if I have to change planes on a business trip, I can count on being so trashed I can't work on the day after I get back home. I can no longer mow my lawn and can only fertilize it with multiple breaks. I'm just ten weeks into treatment after being infected for many years.
Again, good luck!
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