Since the Western Blot relies on antibodies , is the result of this blood test going to be positive for months or even years after the last significant Lyme symptom ??
Anyone thoughts on this?
I have had repeat H Pylori blood test positives , despite three years on ABX : and am going to take the breath test for active infection next week, since I have never had an H Pylori symptom - and would like to stop taking the proton pump inhibitors( they give me headaches)
All my other co-infections and problems finally test negative ( Ehrlichia , babs , bart , Mycoplasma , TB ) : but my Lyme western blot continues to be very positive despite a vast reduction in symptoms . I would hate to continue taking the huge amounts of ABX if indeed I am "better"?
I wonder if there is another test , like in the case of H Pylori , that tests for "active" infection rather than historic exposure ? Anyone comment?