I'm no expert by any means, but with the double positive on band 41 combined with the IND (Indeterminate) on bands 34 and 39 (which are highly specific to Lyme Disease), I would say you need to find a LLMD to be evaluated at a minimum! Although the two bands that are highly specific to Lyme are only "indeterminate", something
still showed up on those bands, meaning that something was found.
One a person understands how well the Lyme bacteria control our immune systems (suppressing them) and their ability to quite literally out-smart our immune systems (by changing their outer surface proteins and such) then it's easy to understand why these tests have such a high rate of false negatives.
If you haven't already gone through our "New to Lyme? Start here!" thread, I would highly encourage you to do so!! It's not only packed full of really important info - like a great article written by Dr. Joseph Burrascano titled "Advanced Topics in Lyme Disease", a very worth while article to read - but symptom lists as well so that you can check to see which symptoms you have and which infections you may have. We also have a great list of questions to ask a LLMD during your interview of them
at the end of that thread.
Have you already checked out these places for a LLMD referral?
For information on finding a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor(LLMD) in your area, please email our long time member, Dan's Mother at:email@example.com
You can email Stephanie at: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also go to: www.turnthecorner.org/
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. 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
What kind of treatment are you hoping to follow? Mainly Abx, or mainly natural?
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Treating with Acupuncture, Traditional & Modern Chinese Medicine & Western Herbs. Before tx, I had all but 20 of the symptoms on the "Master Symptom List"
"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, making long paragraphs very hard to read.