The only reason a LLMD would say that band 23 is not specific is if they don't know enough yet.
I did want to say something else about
the need to show improvement before getting the Lyme diagnosis. I was one that herxed for a full 12 months - the whole time I was using pharma abx. So for a doctor of any kind to think that we have to wait for improvements to have a diagnosis is not one I would stick with. I learned the hard way as the herxing got very severe. Don't wait, start checking into other LLMD's/options now so that you have a bit of time to find a new one - should you need it.
Another thing is that a really good and well respected LLMD told me that I had nearly every tick-borne infection there was - and regular labs never did come back with positives until I had had a full 12 months of treatment as well - then I was fully CDC positive for Lyme and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - I had the symptoms of RMSF when I was 7 years old - over 37 years prior to the testing. Chronic Lyme symptoms set in by the age of 9 for me.
Herb only treatment for Lyme & Bart ended 12/11 - no active symptoms for 2 yrs -Herb only treatment for Babesia ended 12/12www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=2977364
Had Lyme, Bart, Babs, RMSF, Ehrlichia, Myco, Anaplasmosis, EBV
New Lyme case 8/2014 - Healed 1/31/15 - unknowingly had Asymptomatic Babs and Asymptomatic Bart, being treated now though (2/2016)