I've been diagnosed with secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia and cervical dystonia. I was recently tested for Lyme since it is a major mimic of MS and fibro. The test says negative but I do see I have 3 bands that are reactive. Can anyone tell me if I should look for further help with this, or take the test as negative? Thanks in advance!
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... I am so grateful that Ticker posted the Western Blot band interpretation. ... (6 replies)
... Hi! I have almost exactly the same symptoms you have and I also had band 41 show reactive on both igm and igg. However, my regular doctor said I am negative. The Quest Lab report stated the test was negative. ... (4 replies)
... Hello out there. My doctor tested me for lyme disease and says I have it via the following results:
igm 41 positive
igg 41, 23 positive
He wants to put me on 1-3 months of antibiotics.
My main symptoms are: 1) feeling hot/flushed/feverish off and on when I have no fever 2) chronic daily headache 3) low energy/fatigue 4) heart palpitations/rapid... (4 replies)
... Having the band 41 positive means there's an active infection, it could be anything. ... (7 replies)
... Hi coatssc. I am very sorry about the death in your family. It is very difficult when many hardships happen at the same time.
I am glad your appointment went well. To me it definitely sounds like your husband is reacting to the antibiotics, which is encouraging. My resource defines the Western Blot bands as follows:
~~Band 18 is unknown
~~Band 23-25 is an outer... (25 replies)
... This Band Was Positive. ... (25 replies)
... It's difficult to get positive tests with some of the tick borne diseases. There are several reasons for this, but based on the Ig bands you reported, I would say that you likely have Lyme. ... (4 replies)
... IGG bands 58, 41, and 23 and IGM band 23. My doctor said I didn't meet the guidelines for treatment. I had pain in my joints and a reddish pink oval rash that was warm to the touch. ... (10 replies)
... the CDC and Igenix but i have a few bands that are IND and Positive. If I were a person without any symptoms and perfectly healthy would I have anything that is positive or IND? ... (3 replies)
... I too have the same result, with 23, 39, and 41 positive on the IgM. The IgG only has one band positive, 39. These test results were shared with me this week and are the results of my third western blot. ... (1 replies)
... I too have the same result, with 23, 39, and 41 positive on the IgM. The IgG only has one band positive, 39. These test results were shared with me this week and are the results of my third western blot. ... (5 replies)
... And there are people that don't even show one band on the western blot and have lyme. ... (2 replies)
... elow normal, my RBC dropped below normal as well as my vitamin b12, and my calcium deposit has increased. just recently my blood test came back with bands 18 and 41 reactive on a IgG test and band 23 41 on IGM and still my local doctors dont think i have lyme. ... (2 replies)
... Lyme is primarily diagnosed by clinical symptoms, not tests. An ID doctor does not understand this and, therefore, will only treat for LD if a test comes up positive. If you think you might have Lyme you would be better served seeing a lyme specialist, an LLMD. They do not take insurance.
I assume you have already checked for Hypthyroidism as your symptoms also fit for... (4 replies)
... ng the forehead. She also get these tremendous pains at the base of her head. Not sure exactly what is going on. Thought it might be Lyme, but there's nothing positive there. ... (7 replies)
... Thanks for the reply. Sounds like we're in the same boat trying to figure this thing out. I was actually mistaken. 41 is positive for my IGM. 41 and 30 are positive for my IGG. I went to another dr. ... (4 replies)
... And my own research on the 41 band has told me that it's generally "not good". ... (0 replies)
... which is not enough I know. About 6 weeks later I had a Western Blot which was sent to MDL Labs. This came back with only band 41 as positive. ... (5 replies)
... Turns out my test showed I tested positive for Epstein Bar Virus, a surprise to me. ... (7 replies)