There are so many theories of how to increase your chances of getting a positive test when you have these infections - I'm not sure which ones actually work, though.
I do know that after 12 months of abx treatment, I was finally able to test CDC positive for Lyme and RMSF, but nothing else (I had nearly every infection, according to my LLMD). So this seems to support the thought of abx helping to get the bacteria recognized by the immune system and getting those ever so important antibodies.
But, like you said, it also depends on what test the doc ordered. Hopefully it's one that you will test well with!!!
Do you know if the ID doc is willing to diagnose by symptoms, as the CDC says they should?
" Lyme disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings (e.g., rash), and the possibility of exposure to infected ticks. Laboratory testing is helpful if used correctly and performed with validated methods."/www.cdc.gov/lyme/index.html
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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