My IBM was diagnosed with a muscle biopsy and was very slow in progressing (years) I was diagnosed in 2007 and am still walking. I do not remember being tested for Lymes Disease but will have attest done.
Make sure you test with a lab that specializes in Tickborne disease testing.
Igenex is one of the best labs (in California) You can call them and they'll send you a test kit. Then get a Dr. - any Dr. including a Chiropractor...or a ND... to sign the lab req .
The best bang for your buck is the Lyme WB IgM and IgG for $250.
They have a couple new tests that look promising: Lyme Immunoblot IgM and IgG and the the Lyme IGX Spot.
I can't remember prices for the new ones...but they do cost more.
BTW - do you have any other symptoms besides the muscle weakness/atropy? Any fatigue...brain issues (memory/cognition), have you ever found a tick on you? anything unexplainable - muscle twitches....etc.
You get the blood draw done early in the week...and Fedex to Igenex. The results are generally in 3 weeks time.
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Symp started April/2013; Buhner's Lyme May 15-July24/14; Igenex pos. July 3/14
Doxy: July 4-Aug.24/14;Zithro July26-Aug24/14; Amox + Proben. Aug. 29/14;
added biaxin Sept. 26/14
Disc. amox,added Ceftin Nov. 20th.;
Disc. biaxin added Buhner bart herbs Dec/14;Jan/15 pulsing Tinda (w/ Ceftin);
Abx/herb break Apr-July/15; July-mino; Aug. added Rif;
Nov./15 mino - to biaxi