Posted 5/6/2011 10:40 AM (GMT -7)
According to what you posted, and from what I have picked up over the years that I have been actively researching info on this- any bands that show "IND" (indeterminate) or a positive (+) means that those bands are showing up in your blood. Any bands marked with more than one positive means that it is an even stronger 'reaction'.
Have you read through the "New to Lyme?...Start here!" thread at the top of the forum? If not, it would help you a lot to read through it, as there is a ton of info there. Here is one breakdown of what bands indicate a Lyme infection:
In Dr. Schallers' writings on the Western Blot;
A W.B. is not either positive or negative. If a person has on "fingerprint band", they have Lyme Disease. These highly specific bands, widely accepted in the world literature, are 13, 14, 17, 21, 23, 24, 25, 28, 31, 34, 35, 37, 39, 47, 50, 54, 83, 93, & 94.
This info combined with your symptoms would suggest to me that you need to be seen by a doc who knows what to look for. Are you seeing a LLMD (Lyme literate Medical Doc) yet? This would be very important at this time. You need to be evaluated and start possible treatment in my opinion.
Do you need help in finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doc?
For information on finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, please email our long time member, Dan's Mother at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can email Stephanie at: email@example.com You can also go to: www.turnthecorner.org/bod.htm if you want to learn a little bit more about Lyme Disease.
You can also go to The Lyme Disease Association and search for LLMD's 3 times in a month. You have to register first. Here is the link: www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277&Itemid=74
You will want to find an ILADS (International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society) doctor. The ILADS site is another great place to read to get you started on your Lyme journey. www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/treatment_guidelines_clearing_ilads.html
Another thing you can do is to start a new thread with something in the title like "Looking for an LLMD in _____" (put your area where you are looking). Explain the area where you are looking for an LLMD and maybe a few other things, and hopefully we have an active member who is seeing an LLMD in that area that can email you (if you have an email set up - this is the easiest way to get personal info on that doc) and can tell you a bit about the doc.
I hope this helps!!