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... I had a "positive" spinal tap 5 years ago. ... (3 replies)
... Beings I actually was not up on lyme disease and how the test were when i was extremly ill and trying to get a positive...I BEGGED my doctor for a spinal tap. He really was against it.... ... (2 replies)
... my daughter also just refused a second spinal tap based on the low percentage of positive results. ... (7 replies)

... So the spinal tap that was my idea. He didn't feel it was going to help me in any way. but I begged him for it. Crazy uh...ha.ha...it came out negative. Spinal taps are no good when used for lyme. think someone said there is a 3 per cent chance of it showing if you have it. ... (4 replies)
... If so was it positive or negative. I know that my neuro said he was testing mine for lyme. ... (4 replies)
... I had severe symptoms for a year, then they said ohh lets do a lyme test! ... (5 replies)
... I was Lyme positive in 1999, my elisa was always 2.07, my western blot with 2igm, and 7 igg. treated orally 6 weeks, had 1 igm 7igg. ... (4 replies)
... np logger good luck! Do try and get a copy of your lyme test though. ... (5 replies)
Spinal tap
Oct 3, 2006
... ng to are only confusing you...did anyone take a blood test and send it to Igenex Lab in palo Alto Ca. that is where they have the best success rate of getting a positive for lyme. A spinal tap is not gong to tell anyone if you have lyme or fibro...these can be done by a simple blood test....but I know it is up to you... ... (12 replies)
... four PCPs, 1 neuro, 1 rheumatologist, 1 endocrinologist, 3 infections disease doctorr all stated my Lyme was gone. ... (5 replies)
... fatigue, unbalanced feeling. Had brain, c and t spine MRIs and all showed lesions. Had positive spinal tap for MS related tests but negative for Lyme PCR. I had 2 rounds of IV steriods which relieved most of the numbness. I was out of work for 3 months. ... (10 replies)
Lyme and ms
Jan 22, 2009
... I would get a Lyme test done and see what bands show up. ... (3 replies)
... Another top lyme lab came back negative? ... (2 replies)
... the ID dr noticed I had a positive spinal tap to Lyme that was not noticed in my last round of tests and sent me to a diff ID dr for full treatment. ... (3 replies)
... Great that you like your GP and also that he is being responsive to your LD. However . . . the neurologist and spinal tap you don't need. Spinal taps are very painful and really prove nothing. Several people here have had them and then wished they hadn't. Maybe you can find some of those posts. ... (5 replies)
... Sorry to contradict several post but lyme is found in the central nervous system meaning that it would be active in the spinal fluid I have had lyme since the age of 16 and have had 3 spinal taps come back positive for lyme . ... (12 replies)
... Getting a spinal tap solely to detect Lyme disease is absolute nonsense. ... (9 replies)
Lyme MS?
Apr 26, 2016
... ee . I had fly like symptoms for well over a month , went to dr , meds didn't help . After a best friend of mine who is also a vet tech for over 20 years and has Lyme herself suggested I insist on a Lyme test . It was positive . 30 days of doxy and I was back to normal . So I thought . ... (11 replies)
Lyme
Apr 30, 2007
... is a common and rapid test to detect Lyme disease antibodies. It is sensitive but not specific and it misses many positive cases of Lyme disease, amd often reports "false negatives. ... (2 replies)
... Lyme does turn neurological, as also ALS, and even though it is in your family, with a history of Lyme as you have with a secondary bout of positive results, it is fair to say it is most likely the Lyme Disease. ... (7 replies)


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