I'm not sure that this is as confusing as it seems…
myeezy, as others have mentioned, if you have even 1 positive lyme specific band, which you do, 41, then your body has made antibodies to the lyme microbe. You can't make antibodies to the lyme microbe if lyme has never entered your body.
Additionally, the IND simply indicates a very low level of those specific antibodies that reacted to those specific bands. But they're there. You can't be "pregnant" as indicated in part of the test and not pregnant as indicated by the other. Both MDs, if they call themselves lyme specialists, should have told you that these are serology tests, which rely upon proper functioning of your immune system for accuracy. If you're infected w/ lyme & co, it is probable, not just a good chance, but PROBABLE that your immune system is functioning poorly, and therefore not making enough antibodies to satisfy a "+" level, thanks to the b.s. qualifications of the CDC. Not only is this just logical on the face of it, but anyone working w/ lyme patients who has studied lyme knows it attacks your red & white blood cells, compromising your immune function.
I've yet to come across any logical reason for including the IND level of the test, as all it does is confuse people and give those working against us a means to declare negative results, and declare those results falsely. I hope someday, someone goes to jail for this.
And, with all due respect, interpretation of these tests is SIMPLE microbiology. BASIC stuff. And ANY MD who does not understand how to interpret the WB is not qualified to treat lyme.
Also, explain to the MD that next time he wants to test you or anyone else for lyme, to "provoke" a more accurate response from your immune system by giving you abx or another antimicrobial like olive leaf extract through one life cycle of the lyme, or appx 6 wks. And then administer the test.
So, based on that, I believe your 2nd opinion was a failure, which you have no fault in! You use got a bum deal and at least it didn't cost you much. Unfortunately, it didn't "count" and you need a do over w/ a real live, authentic LLMD. I would not embrace any information he provided on lyme or coinfections. If you're set on a 2nd opinion, you'll need to find a LLMD. I'd start a new thread titled "Looking for LLMD in XXXXX" and ask for suggestions for someone in your area.
Regarding his information on your thyroid, great. I like that he knows people often show no issues when tested, but they actually have thyroid issues. Also, you should become intimately familiar with this resource, as it is essential for ANYONE who suspects thyroid issues:www.stopthethyroidmadness.com
Also, make sure you've read everything in the "New to Lyme?" thread before your next appt. Arming yourself w/ info is invaluable and will help you navigate w/ confidence.
Hope this helps…
Chronic late-stage lyme—likely infected in 2000; Clinically dx 3/2014 w/ Babesia, tested positive for Bartonella, CDC-positive for Borellia. Multiple viruses and GI/immune treated first; started AL-Complex in May; started A-Bart and A-Bab in July; have IV port installed and started on Rosephin.
Detox: Pinella, Burbur, Parsley, Milk thistle seed, Burdock root tinctures; japanese knotwee