As the two members above have said, your first doctor had the right instincts and the second doctor was way off the mark. With the CDC's current rules to be diagnosed, you must have 2 bands present on the IgM results for a "Recent" or "Active" infection, OR 5 bands on the IgG section to show a long-standing infection or exposure to Lyme in the past.
As you will learn, there is lots of political tension around the diagnosis and treatment of Lyme--there seem to be two camps in the medical community about
how to accurately id and treat it. That's a whole other story, but you can get a clear sense of the issues in the documentary "Under Our Skin" that we've all watched. It tends to be available on youtube. Doctors who are considered Lyme-literate have been trained through ILADS and know that most people need antibiotics or an herbal protocol for at least a few months to get better.
Someone just posted this link to understand your test results:lymetwistontherocks.blogspot.com/2011/01/western-blots-what-do-all-of-those-darn.html
You will see from this that band 39 is specific to Lyme--the only way you could have it in your blood is if your body had been exposed to Lyme and tried to fight it off with this specific antibody.
Please start the new topic asking for an LLMD in your area, and best of luck!!!
1984? Grade school bite ("There's no Lyme in HI")
1984-2014: Headaches/frequent flu/insomnia/bad memory/dizziness/joint, foot pain/nausea/teeth decay"from the inside"/extreme fatigue/allergies/heart palpitations/vertigo/depersonalization
8.14: Add weak, heavy legs/dyslexia
10.14: CDC IgM: 23+ 41+
11.14: IGX IgM: 23+ 39+ 41++ 58+ 83/93+ 31IND IgG: 41+ 58++ 31IND
ABX: Began Doxy 10.15.14 Improving!
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