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sickingeorgia
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We recently received our test results from Igenex and are confused by the results. The non LLMD PC that signed off on the testing is considering the test results as negative - but I disagree.

Here are the results:
LYME IgG Western Blot
**31 IND
**39 Positive
**41 Positive
**83-93 Positive

LYME IgM Western Blot
**39 IND
**41 IND

IFA B Burgdorferi G/M/A
Negative

Genomic B burgdorferi
Negative

Plasmid B burgdorferi
Negative

We are just really confused! His amonia levels are also very high and they now want to do a liver biopsy. Any suggestions?

Thanks!


Symptoms -
Red rash on chest 4/08 only lasted couple of days
Extreme Fatigue--consistent and disruptive since April 2008
Brain Fog, light headed, dizzy, concentration problems
Difficulty with swallowing/throat tight/mucous occasionally
Migratory joint and muscle pains neck, jaw, legs, chest, back
Muscle twitches fingers, upper lip, eye lids
Pain in teeth
Stabbing sensation under left shoulder, on back
Hoarse voice April/May 2008
Prostatitis twice since April 2008
Fluctuating body temperature chills to hot
Sensitivity to light and sound
Mood changes
Headaches top and side of head
Numbness/tingling in left hand last two fingers
Numbness in left side of face/head
Panic/anxiety attacks
Pain in left leg
Unsteady on feet
Restless sleep occasionally
Heavy Acid reflux
Diarrhea/nausea intermittently
Cheeks flush occasionally

Overview of Abnormal Test Results
Consistently elevated liver enzymes since April 2008
Consistently elevated ferritin level since April 2008
Elevated ESR inflammation marker tested August 2008
C Reactive Protein marker at 2.67 high moderate range
High cholesterol and triglycerides
Underactive thyroid
Low Vitamin D level

List ALL Antibiotics ABX that you have taken -
None as of yet

Give results of Test you have taken -
LYME AB Western Blot Reflex
LYME IGG/IGM AM <0.91

What do Doctors think is wrong with you??
We have been told everything from Mono, Chronic Fatigue, MS.

Doctors we have visited-
Internal Medicine
Hematologist/Oncologist
Infectious Disease
Rhumatologist
Neurologist
Gastroenterologist

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whome
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I'm not a doctor, but I believe mine and most others I know would say YES. Go to the section for finding an LLMD.
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hcconn22
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**31 IND
**39 Positive
**41 Positive
**83-93 Positive

This is a POSITIVE LYME TEST. Please note there is a difference between what the CDC tracks for disease survalence, and your sick son.

Please immediately find a LLMD and ALSO get tested for common co-infections; babesia, bartonella etc. You can google lyme disease co-infections or look here.

Your Dr is just plan wrong--- Also Lyme Disease is a CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS and NOT A SIMPLE YES/ NO BLOOD TEST.

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Positive 10 bands WB IGG & IGM
+ Babesia + Bartonolla and NOW RMSF 3/5/09 all at Quest

And still positive ELISA and WB two years after IV treatment
http://www.lymefriends.org/profile/blake

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hcconn22
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Also please print out and read this explanation of the Western Blot test.

http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/42077

Also just a heads up it's Lyme and not Lymes-- thanks. Also please get checked for co-infections.

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Positive 10 bands WB IGG & IGM
+ Babesia + Bartonolla and NOW RMSF 3/5/09 all at Quest

And still positive ELISA and WB two years after IV treatment
http://www.lymefriends.org/profile/blake

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Absolutely a positive.
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duke77
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This is a positive. It doesn't get clearer than band 31 and 39 positive. Plus, your symptoms are right on. A good LLMD would of diagnosised you by your symptoms alone. Run from that doctor as quick as you can. If he doesn't know that is a positive test he knows nothing about Lyme. I too am in Georgia and had 4 or 5 doctors tell me there is no Lyme in Georgia. I went to a LLMD in Charlotte who clinically diagnosised me and then the positive tests came back including a PCR to back him up.
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METALLlC BLUE
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You have Lyme.

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I am not a physician, so do your own research to confirm any ideas given and then speak with a health care provider you trust.

E-mail: [email protected]

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Hoosiers51
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I don't usually get on here and tell people I think they have Lyme, but it really sounds like you do.

I would also seriously consider babesia, even in the absence of positive bloodwork, because of your high liver enzymes and fatigue. Then again, could just as easily not be babesia, but please don't rule it out. (don't rule any of the co's out!)

Best of luck to you.

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FancyRatFan
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It is positive for lyme disease. Got directly to LLMD.
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Geneal
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Please post in Seeking a Doctor section with your city and state.

That way we can help you find a LLMD.

Given your symptoms and bloodwork,

I believe that a LLMD is the best doc for you.

Hugs,

Geneal

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