Silver Wolf said...
I went to the doctor and now she's just trying to give me anxiety pills and says she's checked for everything.
I'm so frustrated. She is now telling me she can't test for Lyme so what's the best way for me to go about getting myself tested?
Also my boyfriend keeps saying it's all from depression.
Oh - she can test you for lyme...you may as well get the one that insurance covers...
I'm in Canada...which is even worse for recognizing lyme..and we have a lyme test.
Unfortunately there is the IFA/Elisa screening test - and it has to be positive before they will continue and do the WB.
My IFA was negative....so no WB done.
They may have changed that recently.
To get yourself tested you can order a test kit from Igenex. There is a lab req in the kit. The Lyme WB IgM and IgG costs a total of $250. A Dr. has to sign the lab req.
Then get the blood drawn...and send kit back to Igenex. Approximately 3 weeks later you'll have the results.
The do have two newer tests that are supposed to be more accurate: IGXSpot and Immunoblot.
They are similar to the Admin Labs (Europe) tests. I think they cost more than $250 for both though.
Will your Dr. at least sign a lab req for Igenex?
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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