First of all, yes - being on abx generally does comprise blood testing that is done for LD. With that being said, though - IMHO- I don't believe another blood test is warranted. Even while on abx you tested positive.
I have done some reading on this, as I never had a positive test result until after
being on abx for a full 12 months - although now, I am wondering if maybe I was just reinfected - again!
As far as the test results themselves, band 41 really should be enough to start any treatment -
41 flagellin protein of all spirochetes; this is usually the first to appear after a Bb infection and is specific for all Borrellia
**This was copied from our sticky thread at the top of the forum titled "New to Lyme?...Start here!"**
No person can test positive for parts of a spirochete if a spirochete had never been introduced into the body. Kinda like being pregnant - there's no "well, but...." - either you are or you are not. It's so very unfortunate that even the docs who treat us sometimes don't understand this.
As far as the treatment itself for tick-borne infections - there is no "one-size-fits-most". Why not look into what is termed as "alternative medicine"?? It really is nothing more than treatment not using abx.
I use acupuncture, chinese meds & western herbs, and I don't believe I am the only one. The Chinese have not only survived, but have thrived
for over 2,000 yrs. using nothing more than acupuncture & Chinese Meds! There are also those that are using Homeopathy to take them on their healing journey.
Anyway, just some things to ponder at least and some possible answers at best.
Of course I wish you the best, Homer - no matter what route you chose to follow for treatment! Please do
get some treatment!