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The testing does not show that you have the infection - but, the testing is not very good. The fact that you reacted to band 41 is significant, as it has indicated that your immune system is producing antibodies for some type of spirochete (band 41 indicates the tail of the bacteria, but there are several types of spirochete infection - Pintas, Yaws, Syphilis, Lyme).
None of the testing is all that accurate because the testing requires the immune system to be functioning properly - but if you have Lyme disease, even in the early stages, the Lyme bacteria lower the immune function - so the testing misses many, many patients that actually do have the disease. I didn't test positive until after I have a full year of treatments - then I was "suddenly" positive for not only Lyme, but Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. But my immune system was still too low for me to test positive for other infections I had - Bartonella, Babesia, Anaplasmosis and others.
Next you go to your symptoms. Here is a questionnaire that you can fill out to help you determine if you have the 'right' symptoms to be concerned about
having Lyme: www.tiredoflyme.com/horowitz-lyme-msids-questionnaire.html
If you haven't yet, it would be helpful for you to start with reading through the thread at the top of the forum titled,"New to Lyme?...Start here!!", as it is packed full of important information, symptom lists, helpful links and pdf's, how to detox when one has these infections, information on probiotics and much more. And, here's another good place to find helpful detoxing routines: http://www.tiredoflyme.com/detox-methods.html
If you aren't seeing an ILADS trained LLMD, I would also suggest that you only go to one of them. They are not miracle workers, but they are the best we have. If you need help in finding one, please do let us know, as we can likely be of help.
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 set of infections 8/2014 - still treating.
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