The fact that you have been led to a place that has been factually informative coupled with your Lyme test is suspicious to the point that you should pursue an appropriate ruling it in or out. This can be done with a Lyme Literate Specialist. If you are comfortable doing so, feel free to email me w/your location and we can search for a credible physician who can help you.
All tests belong to you. All you have to do is sign a release from your doctor and a photocopy of your test is released to you. That way you can see which bands were positive and we can help you know which ones are Borrelia (Lyme) specific and/or which are cross reactive.
The most important fact here, though, is that Lyme is a clinical diagnosis backed up by labs. Labs, while two known independent vector-borne labs in the U.S., are highly credible and far superior than the two tiered tests generally run w/primary care physicians, are not 100% proof of Lyme.
Your symptoms, if Lyme related, are suspicious of co-infections - which need to be differentially diagnosed by the LLMD.
If there is pain in a joint in any part of the body, there is inflammation by default. This is why Fibro patients or CF patients are often treated with steroids. If you have been on steroids at any point, please hold off on further steroid treatment until you have been properly evaluated by a specialist. They are known to cause further dissemination of the spirochete.
It can be confusing; but in the right hands of a physician who is trained to diagnose properly, a solid diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment offered.
There may be a reason why you were assigned to that topic, after all.
Follow your heart and rule it in or out appropriately so that you do not look back w/regret one day.
Esp. given the fact that you have family members who have been treated. If you reside in the same area as they do, and if your area is endemic for Lyme, the chances of you contracting it are increased, naturally.
The best way to teach people is by telling a story. ~K.Blanchard
Keep telling your story and watch the tide turn!
God loves with a great love the man whose heart is bursting with a passion for the impossible. ~WmBooth