I just returned home from a routine appointment with my Rheumatologist. Last appointment I asked to be tested for Lyme after doing some internet research. The test for Lyme lgG/lgM came back 1.21...positive. The second test Western Blot came back negative because only P41 was abnormal. The doctor said she would put me on an antibiotic to "get it out of my head" but didn't think I had Lyme.
I have been suffering with joint pain and intestinal problems for 25 years. If I have Lyme then I would have been infected over 25 years ago. Could this effect the test results?? This is the first time I have tested "positive" for anything so I was disappointed to think it may be a "false positive". It's not that I want a Lyme diagnosis but I do want to be properly diagnosed so I can receive the proper treatment. I don't know if I should see an infectious disease doctor or what to do?????