Test Results...any thoughts?

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   Posted 1/6/2018 6:57 PM (GMT -6)   
Over the last several years, I've been battling a host of symptoms. Many of which I blamed on my Hashimoto's. However, I know I was bit by something 2 summers ago as I took a picture of it. When compared to images online, it didn't really look like a tick bite/rash. However, I've dealt with all kinds of strange problems/syptoms the last several years...many of them neurological. My MRI showed some white areas on my brain; the report said one of the possibilities was Lyme. My doctor ordered testing, and the results are as follows:

Lyme Serum-Positive
Anaplasma, IgG-Positive
Western Blot, S
IgG Immunoblot-negative
IgG Bands-p41
IgM-Negative for bands and immunoblot

What are your thoughts. I am being referred to an Infectious Disease Dr.


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   Posted 1/6/2018 7:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ShuLuv - welcome!

The rash from a tick bite isn't always a typical "bullseye " rash.

The fact that you were bit by something and have symptoms, along with imaging of your brain showing white spots on the MRI certainly is reason to look into Lyme disease as the cause.

Lyme testing is unreliable - many false negatives, unfortunately.
There are labs that specialize in tick borne testing....they are better than the standard labs.

And unless the ID Doc is Lyme literate, you will most likely be disappointed with the appointment.

With your history, and MRI, I suggest you find a LLMD for an evaluation.

We can help with that.
Start a new thread: "Looking for LLMD in/near______" and fill in the blank.
Then enable your email option so members can privately send you names. We don't post the LLMD names on here for privacy reasons.

In addition to members recommendations, you can also email me - I may have some options listed.

We encourage our new members to read through the information in the thread titled: "New to Lyme?...Start Here"
It's got a lot of useful information in it to read.
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