I was diagnosed with LD 9 years ago. Because they thought I was pregnant, I was given 14 days of Doxy. They told me I was cured. Over the years, I have had almost every LD symptom possible. I never put two and two together to think maybe it was LD. Each thing was treated on its own. After moving to Vegas (from CA), everything has gotten worse. I saw a movie about people with chronic disease, and I thought maybe my issues are from LD.
Anyway, I got my blood tested again. I am still positive for LD, and the test results seem to have changed. Is this normal? Was I never really cured? These results make me think I still have active LD.
Also, if you get a co-infection panel done, did you have to pay for it or was it covered under your insurance? I have Aetna.
Thanks for any help you can give.
Hi Wendy. I did post on the other thread you posted on.
As Sebreg mentioned - it's likely you weren't treated sufficiently the first time around.
Subsequent WB testing can't really tell us if we 'still ' have an active infection...as we can continue to produce the antibodies long after we're healed.
But, what is telling - is your continued symptoms.
And...as Sebreg pointed out - the coinfections often aren't covered by insurance unfortunately.
Many LLMD's do clinical diagnoses of the coinfections...and treat accordingly.
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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