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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 8/23/2009 9:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I was + for HGA - anaplasmosis in May.  I was prescribed 3 weeks doxy 100 mg 2xday.  Then, I was prescribed 3 more weeks 200 mg 2xday.  I had strong sun rxn - burning plus rash - like a contact dermatitis.  So, I ended up with 5 weeks total. 
My symptoms before dx were stomach problems - early fullness, regurgitation of food into mouth, irregularity.  I also had headache and rashes.  Initially, I thought I had ringworm.  But, I later figured it was the tick bite.  The bite was sometime in Fall 2008.  Stomach problems started in Nov, headaches in Dec.  Then, dizziness and tingling in extremeties started in Feb.  I had a GI workup in Feb which was normal.  Tests at my Dr were normal as well.  I saw a Neuro in May, and that's were I found out about the anaplasmosis. 
My symptoms improved after the medication.  They seemed to be clearing.  But, earlier this month, the tingling started to increase.  Though, this time it is more predominate on one side.  plus, I've started to have some dizziness.  I went in to see the neuro who is considering other causes - that having one thing does not rule out having a second.  A cervical mri was ordered, which was done on fri. 
I had labs done a few weeks ago for the HGA and they were neg.  My lymes were considered neg twice.  Both, only had band 41 present.  How can I be sure all TBD is gone?

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   Posted 8/24/2009 7:07 AM (GMT -7)   

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   Posted 8/24/2009 10:38 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi MAS15

welcome to the board.
i'm sorry i cant help you on this. but i am sure some of the others who know a lot more them i will be able to help you.

wishing you well soon.
still looking for answers.
Remember that advice is free, its your choice what you do with it.  :)

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   Posted 8/25/2009 7:47 AM (GMT -7)   
I think the trouble is you never can be sure.

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   Posted 8/25/2009 7:23 PM (GMT -7)   
Band 41 IS significant. Although it is not species specific, like bands 39, etc, it does indicate an infection w/ bacteria similar to Lyme or Lyme itself. (right guys??)
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia,  chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause? 
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.

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   Posted 8/26/2009 9:58 PM (GMT -7)   

I have read a little bit about band 41.  I have read that it is related to the tail of the flagellan.  I have also read that it is an inflammation band and signifies and infection. 

My cervical mri was normal with some minor bulging discs.  I spoke with a phone nurse and asked to find out from the DR what's next.

Thanks to those who've replied!

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