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The bands that were high, but not positive I believe, are:
23
31
39
41
IGG 41

the Dr. wants to start antibiotics, I have lyme I guess.
Hi DavinoPA. It is a good idea to get copies of your results.

Below is the breakdown of the Western Blot:

9 cross-reactive for Borrellia
12 specific for Bb
18 unknown
20 cross-reactive for Borrellia
21 unknown
22 specific for Bb, probably really the 23/25 band
23-25 outer surface protein C (OspC), specific for Bb
28 unknown
30 unknown; probably an outer surface protein; common in European and
one California strain
31 outer surface protein A (OspA), specific for Bb
34 outer surface protein B (OspB); specific for Bb
35 specific for Bb
37 specific for Bb
38 cross-reactive for Bb
39 is a major protein of Bb flagellin; specific for Bb
41 flagellin protein of all spirochetes; this is usually the first to appear after a Bb infection and is specific for all Borrellia
45 cross-reactive for all Borellia (sometimes people with Lyme who have
this band positive also have the co-infection Ehrlichiosis)
50 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
55 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
57 cross-reactive for all Borrellia
58 unknown but may be a heat-shock Bb protein
60 cross reactive for all Borrellia
66 cross-reactive for all Borrelia, common in all bacteria
83 specific antigen for the Lyme bacterium, probably a cytoplasmic membrane
93 unknown, probably the same protein in band 83, just migrates differently in some patients

Band 41 is often the first to show in a Lyme infection. Bands 23-25, 31, and 39 are Lyme specific bands.

Are you seeing a Lyme doctor? Were you tested for all the co-infections: Babeiosis, both types of Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma? This is important.

What meds will you be taking? Good luck with your treatment!
Davino, that is a very sad song. Music can either be a pick me up or can make you more depressed. I know exactly what you mean about wanting to do things and not being able. I said to my husband the other day"I wonder what it feels like to feel completely well. I can't remember. I have 4 kids and want so badly to do things with them, and I feel so bad that I can't. And I also feel so badly for my son who has LD, because I remember being a teenager and everything I did. He is dealing with being a kid with LD. That has to suck more than anything. Our childhoods are suppose to be fun, and then we grow up and face reality and stress, but he is dealing with this disease as a child. I can't imagine that, and it breaks my heart to know he hurts like I do, he feels the same fatigue that I do. It is so sad. But, I have to stay positive for him. I think that his positive attitude has helped him heal faster than I have. He has it set in his mind that he will go back to school full time next year, and he will play socceer in high school 2 years from now. The mind is a very powerful healing tool if you believe in it, it will help you heal. Please try to stay positive and let us help you. Sarah





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