Since ELISA and WB are insanely inaccurate, there's no need to pay even the smallest amount of money for any of those, even if you go the IGeneX route. Instead, what you want, is dark field microscopy. I know that for US citizens, they don't have DFM, which is sad, or at least it is not CDC approved. But that is more or so the only way to tell for sure you have spirochetes in your bloodstream, even tho lyme can evade from it and go straight into tissue.
But i have to start with the most important and that is that i never had joint pain, muscle aches, numbness, tingling or burning or any of those huge lyme indicators. My symptoms are on the neurological side and that correlates with the spirochetes that they found in my blood, which are of 3-4 micron size, that implies i have Borrelia Garinii, the borrelia type causing Neuroborreliosis. But on the recombinant Euroimmun WB from Germany, i didn't show any proteins for Garinii, instead i laid more on the Afzelii side based on the protein response, i might have both, but i think it would had shown on the DFM.
I think it is crazy to say that i might have Syphilis or other treponemas like Pinta or Yaws, since i tested negative for Syphilis using 2 tests and i never traveled outside of my country in Europe, never went to Africa or Asia.
The microscopy in my country is only $30-35 and that is very cheap and good, but i heard you folks have to pay either $500 or above, but i strongly advice you do so and only then consider IGeneX or other testing, if you really want further confirmation.
I've had my neuro symptoms since 2009, so i have had them for 8 years, and i was 12 years old in 2009. I couldn't differentiate between either i had puberty or i was sick. But as the years went by, it clearly looked i had more than just some kind of dysfunction i initially might had thought.
Throughout the years i developed tinnitus, visual static, short term memory problems, visual afterimages of objects, inability to track objects in motion, eye floaters, forgetfulness, concentration problems, chronic fatigue, 10 hours of sleep everyday, anxiety, depression, loss of motivation to do things i once loved, loss of general joy from life, isolation, candida on tongue, migratory itchiness, a musty body odor, POTS dysautonomia etc.
And i'm 20 years old right now, there's no way i have even a few of the above symptoms just because i'm getting "older". Like i never in my life had been to a loud concert to be left with tinnitus and hyperacusis. But when i developed tinnitus i remember i had prior to that a cold like a month before, so maybe that was when the lyme spirochetes started to infiltrate my brain further.
I hope this is useful to somebody out there questioning if they have this.
Post Edited (Traneboy) : 11/8/2017 6:51:34 AM (GMT-7)