"There are some people who's immune response is so weakened that the test result may lead to a false positive, with only a few bands present."
Oh boy - does she have that backwards. If the immune response is weakened...then how is it able to mount a response?
No false positives.
And she is wrong about
the IgG. I was diagnosed with lyme in 2014 after 14 months of symptoms.
I had IgM antibodies show up and only one IgG - band 41.
IgM doesn't seroconvert to IgG like most diseases do. It can stay as IgM for months/years.
I'm not surprised that she doesn't accept the DNA Connexions test though. I know some LLMD"s don't.
What is she meaning about
the ILADS website? What will it say there that will help you?
"Herx can happen with treatment of many pathogens not just Lyme and it only happens within the first few hours to first 10 days."
No, people have repeated herxes...because the bacteria isn't all killed off in the first 10 days. Changing medications also can cause a herx.
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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
Post Edited (Girlie) : 3/1/2018 3:22:04 PM (GMT-7)