My first go around with Lyme was with the same family Dr. He treated me last time because I had several bands that were reactive.
I had another western blot a few months after I was treated in 2016 and all the bands came back as non reactive, including the 41 band. In other words, I tested reactive, was treated and tested non reactive, and am now testing reactive again in band 41 with symptoms.
I have to admit, I do not have much faith in the tests. I have much more faith in how I feel. I believe my family Dr. is of the opinion if the test is not positive you do not have lyme. I am not well enough informed to know if this is true, but it seems like a very rigid approach.
The negative band after treatment, followed by a positive one now still may not mean anything re: new infection . It is dependent on your immune function to recognize and put out the antibodies.
But, your return of symptoms certainly does.
good you're seeking a LLMD. Best to treat it sooner than later.
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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