This is my first post and hoping you all can help me decipher my Igenex western blot results.
I'll say first that the results were negative. Here's what it showed though:
On the IGG WB:
23-25 kDa: IND
41 kDa: +
On the IGM WB:
41 kDa: IND
Just wondering if I could in fact have lyme.
My symptoms (for 25 years) are many:
-Muscle pain in most of my body.
-Burning nerve pain in legs, feet and hands.
-Painful neck and jaw
-Not much stamina to do anything for very long.
-If I try to exercise (a simple walk) for more than 15 minutes, I 'crash'. It feels almost like what I think a panic attack must feel like (even though I don't believe I've had one), my pain level doubles within seconds, and almost hyper-ventilating.
-And, the last couple of years I've had constant sore throat and burning tongue (acid reflux?) and I've lost about
half my hair.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia 20 years ago and tested negative for MS, RA, Lupus and basically all my basic lab reports were fine.
Can anyone relate to these symptoms? Should I find a LLMD?
Is it too late after 25 years???? I don't feel like I can live like this anymore.
Side Note: I've had stomach problems for a few years too. I realized it was gluten and have eliminated this from my diet completely and stomach and digestive issues are a lot better.
I had a scope down throat to test for celiac disease (gluten intolerance) recently and it showed some signs of having celiac, but biopsies they took didn't show this however. So, it was inconclusive. (Celiac can sometimes cause some of the symptoms that I have).
Does anyone have lyme AND gluten issues??
If you've read this far, I appreciate it!
Please let me know your expert lyme opinions!