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mamam
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OKAY-I HAD ONE WESTERN BLOT BAND ON 5/30/08 THAT


CAME BACK POSITIVE SO MY DRS DECIDED TO TREAT FOR


LYME, ONCE I STARTED THE ANTIBIOTICS MY SYMPTOMS
GOT WORSE. I WAS ON CEFTIN FOR 18 DAYS AND THEN


THEY SWITCHED ME TO 200 MG/DAY OF DOXY WHICH I


HAVE BEEN ON FOR 8 DAYS NOW AND FEEL TERRIBLE. I
HAVE OVER HALF OF THE SYMPTOMS OF LYME. MY DR RAN

MORE TESTS......CD57, C4A, C3A ON 6/30/08 AND


THEY CAME UP NEGATIVE. I STILL FEEL TERRIBLE, DO
I HAVE THE LYME OR NOT? DID THEY ABX GIVE THESE


LATERS TESTS A NEG READING. SHOULD I CONTINUE MY
ABX FOR THE 1 MONTH THEY PUT ME ON IT. SINCE I


ONLY HAD THE ONE BAND OF WESTERN BLOT DID THAT

MEAN I HAD SOMETHING ELSE? MY DR WANTS TO REFER
ME TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE. WHERE DO I GO FROM

HERE?

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If you had a positive WB and symptoms, you have Lyme Disease.

It sounds as if your doctor is following the IDSA guidelines. The IDSA was recently brought up on anti-trust violations for those guidelines and they have to rewrite them .... so an ID doctor will not be a help with Lyme.

I would post under seeking doctors to find a Lyme Literate physician (LLMD) near you.

You are supposed to get worse on meds ... it's called a Herxheimer Reaction. If your doctor knew about Lyme he would know that. Please find another doctor!

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raally just wanted to be sure it wasn't something

else. Even if only one band came up positive? My

Dr didn't seem to be to sure.

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CD57, C3a, C4a do not come up "Negative". Sounds like the information you have is not accurate. Do you have copies of the tests?

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not yet, they are sending them in the mail. I

will post when i find out.

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Sorry, the way you had it posted the first time in a block in all capitals, I misread. I thought you wrote that you had a positive Western Blot.

I agree with Scott, I'd get a copy of your test results.

Also, you might want to get retested by IGeneX. All the do is Lyme testing, so you will get more accurate results.

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sixgoofykids - i did have one positive band of the western blot test. my dr made it sound like

you needed 2 or more positive bands.

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I only had one band positive via Quest Western Blot.

IgM band 23. That band and my symptoms were enough to get me diagnosed by a local doc.

Then found a LLMD through this site and Lymetoo. [Smile]

My LLMD added in the diagnosis' of babesia and bartonella to the Lyme.

Sounds like you are herxing which is another indicator of Lyme.

Please find yourself a LLMD. Your health depends on it.

Hugs,

Geneal

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