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... bands on a Western Blot but then with retesting had Lymes confirmed. I need this information to pass on to my infectious disease doctor who is very knowledable of Lymes, but concerned that I do not have any bands from the Western Blot Test. Thank you in advance. ... (3 replies)
... the one most doctors run first. It is important to be tested by a Lyme reputable lab such as IgeneX in Palo Alto, CA. I sugguest asking your doctor to run the Western Blot test from IgeneX. It may be more expensive, but it is worth it. ... (15 replies)
... indicated two positive bands on Western Blot. Also, I have been on doxy for 9 days now. ... (0 replies)

... Yikes, how confusing for you. Lyme Disease has a lot of symptomatic overlap with autoimmune disease, so I can see why this is quandary for you. ... (4 replies)
... I recently was tested for lymes disease. I have quite a few of the symptoms. ... (0 replies)
... yme test is completely reliable. The ELISA or titer test is usually the one most doctors run first. From what I understand, it is the least reliable test. The Western Blot test shows numerical bands and there results are usually defined as IgG and IgM. ... (10 replies)
... Can you tell me if having bands 66kd, 45kd, 41kd and 30kd on the western blot IgG test mean anything at all for a diagnosis of Lyme disease? ... (1 replies)
... What is considered positive in Lab tests alone? ... (15 replies)
... I'm new to the forum. I appreciate the great info on Lymes. Please, pardon me if I ask questions or mention things that have been discussed on another thread. My story seems a bit unique and felt you guys might be better able to help answer questions after hearing it all. My apologies for the length. ... (4 replies)
... I was recently tested for Lymes last week. ... (8 replies)
Lymes or MS??
Nov 2, 2007
... and brain which I had just had back in July since it was all negative, but sent me for a spinal tap and some more blood work instead. He said he did not believe I had lymes disease but rather an underlying autoimmune disorder. ... (8 replies)
... i saw ordered both tests, elisa and western blot, and this is when the elisa test showed positive and western blot borderline positive. ... (39 replies)
Lymes or MS??
Nov 3, 2007
... I do not know anything about the oligoclonal bands or the IgG index level, but some people who have Lyme were first diagnosed with other diseases including CFS, Fibromyalgia, MS, and ALS. ... (8 replies)
... I'm a 54 old female and recently had a visit with my MD because for the last month or so I have joint pain everywhere, extremities, including my groin and sore lymph nodes under my arms. ... (5 replies)
... you research 6 weeks of antibiotic treatment. The bacteria has a 4week life cycle so 6 weeks will cover that. Also, the point about how many and which protein bands are positive on the Western Blot is an important part of diagnosis. So few get the perfect 5 bands that the CDC requires. Don't hesitate to push for treatment. ... (5 replies)
... My daughter is 15 and on June 18 of this year had the classic bulls eye on her bottom. She was treated for 2 weeks on AMOX. Her older sister was treated earlier this year for latent second stage lymes with a PIC line and was sick for over 4 months. ... (1 replies)
Lymes or MS??
Nov 2, 2007
... I started having my symptoms when I was 26... Iam now 29.. I had a positive western blot test 2 of them and my neurologist told me it was a false positive.. I also had a spinal tap and had bands show up.. my neurologist told me it wasnt lyme.. ... (8 replies)
Could it be Lymes?
Mar 14, 2005
... One of the top three posts on this site is the one that describes the Western Blot bands. I found it tremendously helpful as my blood test report looked like another language. ... (16 replies)
LLMD - Use Caution
Feb 11, 2012
... t. His willingness or maybe even zealousness around believing I had Lyme Disease really bothered me. He told me only one Lab was competent so of course I had the Western Blot test done by this LLMD friendly lab. I came up positive. ... (3 replies)
... i'm glad i did seek out the second opinion, as MS treatment is exactly the oppositie of what lyme's patients need, that medicine will make anyone suffering with lymes so much worse. i know maureen had that happen to her and she had many problems due to it. ... (7 replies)

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