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I don't have Lyme, but I have had babesiosis for I think a year and a half. I was treated for it last December but I never felt it went away. I finally went back to my dr (who was awful to me and treated me like I was a hypochrondriac and told me he didnt think I had babesiosis at all, he didn't know much about the symptoms). Long story short, my babesiosis results finally came back and they are IGG positive, and IGM negative. It says something about "past exposure" in the writing that followed.

What does IGM negative mean? Is it still positive even if the IGM is not?

Thanks for any insight :)
Thank you so much! :)

I was not tested for Lyme this time, but last time Lyme was negative (last Dec), it was just the Babesiosis that came back positive, so he didnt bother retesting the Lyme. It would be possible to have just Babesia without Lyme, right?

My concern, in looking up LLMD, is that apparently they don't take insurance :( I've met my deductible, so everything covered is covered 100%, nothing out of pocket. I can't afford to go someone that won't take insurance. I am not going back to my primary dr though, I need a new one of those. I was thinking of trying some sort of infectious disease drs or something, but I hear it may not be any different than my incompetent primary dr. :(

Even though IgG was positive, if the IgM was negative, that means it's not a current infection, but an old one, past exposure? I was treated with Quinine and Clindamycin, just not sure yet it will work because I was also treated last Dec (that time was Mepron and a Z-pac)
IgG positive IgM negative is consistent with PAST infection and not present. Positive means your blood has developed and contains antibodies against the infection you were diagnosed with. This is normal.

If you have negative results and no symptoms why would you get tested for Lyme again? Only if something is bothering you then should you pursue.
[QUOTE=hateticksMA;5389418]IgG positive IgM negative is consistent with PAST infection and not present. Positive means your blood has developed and contains antibodies against the infection you were diagnosed with. This is normal.

[COLOR="RoyalBlue"]HateticksMA,

When it comes to lyme these values cannot be relied on for accuracy.[I] Many[/I] with negative labs do absolutely have lyme. Many with IgG postive and IgM negative do absolutely have lyme. This is why clinical symptoms are the [I]first[/I] diagnostic tool, not tests.

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[QUOTE=hateticksMA;5389418]IgG positive IgM negative is consistent with PAST infection and not present. Positive means your blood has developed and contains antibodies against the infection you were diagnosed with. This is normal.

If you have negative results and no symptoms why would you get tested for Lyme again? Only if something is bothering you then should you pursue.[/QUOTE]

I do have symptoms, as I said I told my dr my symptoms and he acted like I was a hypochondriac.





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