"One of them even suggested a recent infection."
what test showed it was recent? Are you talking about IgM antibodies? If so, that doesn't necessarily mean recent.
I had symptoms for about 15 months and tested positive with IgM antibodies.
Possibly had them brewing since childhood.
I'm baffled Girlie.
My original NHS test was negative, quite conclusively apparently.
The Armin test showed a weak positive and low CD57.
A second NHS test showed every single thing as negative apart from OspC Antigen as positive. The comments on this one said: "Isolated IgM OspC blot positive in the absence of detectable C6 antibody may be a non-specific result (due to cross reaction with for example EBV) but can be an indication of early infection."
The most recent NHS test came back completely negative.
I am completely bewildered. I feel like I'm dying half the time, dizzy, disorientated, have no energy, like I'm being electrocuted, pain everywhere, arthritis, exhausted, my eyesight is terrible etc etc. But all my results are totally inconclusive and I'm getting no treatment at all. I've been treating myself based on the Armin test and symptoms that suggest bartonella, but I now feel worse for doing it.
I have no idea what to do.=================
In most diseases IgM means recent/acute infection but with lyme - IgM can be an older infection
Non lyme docs don’t know that tho
Hang in there - Jova -