First I wanted you to know that I went into your post and edited the doc's name, as we don't like to just
openly give out our LLMD's names as they are still being persecuted and threatened and we need to protect them. The only LLMD's that we
openly acknowledge are those that are on the front pages anyway, as their info is already out there.
the test results, from what I can see you have had both an IgG response and an IgM response. This is significant because the IgG response is what happens immediately after an infected tick attaches and infects you. The IgM response is from an infection that has been in your body for a while.
While the IgG response doesn't indicate what band(s) reacted, the IgM response shows band 41 as reactive. Band 41 indicates the flagella (tail) of the bacteria. Here is a link to a good explanation of the lab tests for Lyme: www.canlyme.com/labtests.html
Although, don't put too much towards any "non-results" from any test for Lyme. There are (quoting from Dr. Cowdens' writings);20 - 30 different species of Borrelia, besides Borrelia burgdorferi (which causes LD) - most labs look only look for the one (B.b) and they 'cycle' (meaning their life-cycle) every 3 -4 weeks.
Another thing to keep in mind is that several years ago, health department officials in Missouri began tracking an illness that looked a lot like Lyme disease, with a similar rash and flu-like symptoms. But patients tested negative for Lyme disease; the look-a-like illness became known as Master's disease, after the family doctor who first started studying it - Dr. Edwin Masters (RIP), my LLMD. One of his quotes is quite notable - "Absence of proof is not proof of absence."
The CDC refers to this "new" illness as "Southern tick-associated rash illness" (STARI), and attributes it to the bite of the lone star tick in southeastern and south-central states. The agency, on its Web site, notes that a spirochete, distinct from the one that causes Lyme disease, has been detected using DNA analysis.
These tests also don't take into account the other tick-borne diseases that are usually carried by the tick as well.
There are more than 32 species of Bartonella that are pathological to humans.
Babesiosis - There are more than of 14 species of this little guy, and they cycle every 2 -3 weeks. And that's not all of the common infections that are commonly found with Lyme. So, it's no wonder why we remain ill no matter what the tests tell us, as they are only testing for one
strain of these...if a patient is even tested for these other infections!!
I know that this is a lot of info, so I'll end here...for now -
- but please let us know if we can help to answer any more questions!!