Welcome to the forum!! I am so very sorry that you have a need to be here, but I am sure glad that you found us! I'm sure you will find us to be a caring, understanding and helpful group!!
Tests for Lyme and other tick-borne infections (TBI's) is extremely unreliable still and the ELISA is one of the most unreliable tests.
If you haven't already, it would be beneficial for you to start with reading through the thread at the top of the forum titled, "New to Lyme?...Start here!!", as it is packed full of relevant information and informative links that have been put together by our members here! We also have a pretty good search function on this forum to help you narrow down your search for information from past posts.
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
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, as opposed to an Infectious Disease doctor - the treatment that they use is not based on scientific evidence, but mainly on "expert opinion" - go figure. 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
Once again welcome!!!
Please do let us know how things are going and feel free to ask questions of us!!
Co-Moderator, Lyme Disease ;)
Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs.
"Absence of proof is not proof of absence" - Dr. Edwin Masters, great LLMD & researcher -RIP
I break up my post because my eyes have been effected by TBI's as well, which makes long paragraphs very hard to read.