But I thought from reading here that testing is useless even if you are in remission......so here you go.....talk about conflicting statements in this crowd.
The Western Blot relies on antibodies that will often continue to be produced and show up on testing even after you are in remission.
Re-testing and finding the spirochetes in your blood will show that you aren't healed...but NOT seeing them in your blood won't tell you anything...
It all depends on how much money you are willing to spend.
If you have symptoms, then you still need to treat.If you do not see them in your blood, I think it could be a positive clue personally. But it should not be relied on solo though. I personally believe it is an informational piece in the puzzle. :)
Thanks for the conversation and thoughts! Great to listen to other perspectives!
Kid#1: Extremely sick for several years, very difficult to treat, improved now but not fully well
Kid#2: Very very sick now despite being treated for years
Kid#3: Was doing very well (ironically had the least and shortest treatment) - but is starting to relapse
Me: Adv Labs positive 2016 (suspected I passed to my kids) - not as sick as others, mostly battling fatigue, kidney, and yeast issues