Well, first of all, band 23 is highly specific for Lyme - nothing else will produce a positive on that band. And as for band 41, that is one of the most common bands with any Spirochetal infection - but there aren't many - Pintas, Yaws, Syphilis, Leptospirosis...and Lyme (Borrelia) species. That should be able to help you narrow down why you got Band 41 positive - but you have Band 23 positive because you have Lyme disease.
The problem was the 2 weeks of treatments - they simple weren't long enough, and now you are dealing with chronic Lyme - and maybe other infections that are now chronic as well. That's how I "came into this" - with all chronic infections, due to them being missed for over 37 years by the time I was properly diagnosed.
With Lyme, but more so with chronic Lyme, symptoms rotate. We don't really get rid of them, they just leave for a while, usually replaced by other symptoms, although many of us have periods of relative health from time to time as well. This is due to the relapsing/remitting tendencies of these bacteria. And why so many chronic Lyme cases are missed - we seem and act and feel fairly normal during some periods, even though we have infections that are ongoing and causing more and more damage and dysfunction.
Combined with the fact that you actually felt better with some of your symptoms with Lyme treatment. You have Lyme, but it's never been properly addressed, so while you do feel better while in treatment for Lyme, you aren't healing because you aren't in treatment long enough.
The need to specifically address psych symptoms generally points to not only Lyme, but Bartonella as well. So is it possible that some of your symptoms are from Bartonella?
My anxiety, depression, Depersonalization, paranoia and other psych symptoms got pretty severe during times - to the point that I've harmed myself, and have worried my husband tremendously and it was all due to my infections. We know that these infections can have this effect on some people.
The other thing is that depression can often be eased by taking anti-inflammatories, as inflammation in the gut and brain do contribute, so if you are dealing with depression, it's a good thing to address as well.
Of course, no one can say for certain that your Lyme is what is causing your anxiety, although we know you have Lyme, or you wouldn't have tested positive for Band 23.
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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