Not everyone with Lyme will have all of the symptoms.
Yes, it is true that antibodies can "fit" multiple substances. However, something had to trigger the creation of those antibodies in the first place...and the more bands on a WesternBlot that are positive, the less likely that the test is a "false positive" in my opinion...
In most autoimmune diseases, one part of the immune system is in overdrive, which tends to suppress other part(s) of the immune system - this has been observed in many different autoimmune conditions. This
opens the door for opportunistic infections, and then due to the suppression of the immune system, the symptoms of the infection may not be obvious or as severe. Thus the infection can gain a foot hold and hide in the body, causing various sorts of damage while it flies under the radar of the body's suppressed immune system. Lyme is very good at this...and it will suppress the part of the immune system that attacks lyme if needed...but if a person's immune system is already imbalanced, the lyme may either push the imbalance further, or just "move on in" and quietly do its damage.
Is this making sense? I hope so... It is hard to know when the tests are so inaccurate.
I don't know what to say about
the abx not seeming to work for you... For me, the abx do help some, and when I go off of them, I get really sick...so I know they're doing something. So maybe you should consider discussing the abx issue with the doctor who prescribed them for you and see what their input is on the whole thing...
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.