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Do i have Lyme? I have terrible pain, weight gain, dont sleep, numbness, knots, swollen joints, headaches, tachycardia, fatigue

i did western blot thru labcorp and IgM P23 Ab. is present- abnormal

does this mean lyme? it says i need to hvae 2 bands for Igm

is there another test? or can IgM p23 be related to something else?
Lyme is primarily diagnosed through clinical symptoms as tests for lyme can be inaccurate. If you are tested, however, it should be through Igenex lab in Palo Alto Ca. Please see the sticky at the top of this board titled "Lyme Newbies".

Revised Criteria with Western Blot
1. IGG WB: 2 specific band criteria has demonstrated improved sensitivity and maintained specificity

2. Can diagnose Lyme if any one band (IgG or IgM) of 18, 23, 28, 39 or 58 kDa or if any 2 or more of the following bands are present; 30, 45,41 and 93

3. If negative or require further confirmation, can obtain IGENEX WB (adds specific bands of 31, 34 an 83, which are typically seen in chronic disease)

4. Positive if any one band of 18, 23, 28,31,34, 39, 58 or 83

5. If positive for Borrelia on any test, consider testing for neurotoxins

6. Consider testing for co-infections (discussed below)

7. Check for coagulation defect (See Hypercoaguable State in CFS and FM)

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