Posted 9/15/2010 10:31 PM (GMT -7)
Good luck with your blood test results, but please be aware that blood tests for Lyme disease are not very accurate. I had a negative ELISA blood test for Lyme disease in 2005. I wish I'd known then what I found out four years (and magnitudes of suffering) later. A negative test does not necessarily mean you are free of Lyme. You can find a lot of information in the first thread of this forum about testing, labs, and doctors and how that affects the quality and accuracy of your test results. In 2009 I had a Western Blot blood test for Lyme disease, processed by IgenX lab and interpreted by a Lyme Literate doctor and the result was positive. Subsequent tests revealed that I have other tick-borne infections as well. I am a lot sicker now than I was in 2005. I wish those years hadn't been wasted getting one test after another, seeing one specialist after another, and as I said, suffering so much, when all along it was Lyme and coinfections that was making me so sick.
You have enough symptoms of Lyme and the most prevelant coinfections to justify looking into it thoroughly.