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?
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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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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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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