Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Question for my smart readers

Hi everyone! I had my follow-up appt. with the doctor today. He moved me onto the second stage of the Neuroreplete program, but that's not what I want to talk about.

It ends up IgG band 41 on a Quest Western Blot came back positive. My understanding has been that the Western Blot only shows antibodies, thus only shows exposure to Lyme but cannot determine whether the infection is gone or not .... just like I would test positive for chicken pox since I had it as a child even though I don't have it now.

I am feeling really good lately, as I have posted. I think my body is still healing and detoxing, but no real symptoms of anything. In fact, I think I actually am healthier and more energetic than my healthy husband. I can certainly keep up with my children.

My doctor, however, thinks that I should further treat the Lyme to get rid of it entirely because then I will feel better than I do. He says that because I need maintenance with the light, it shows that it's still not all gone or I would not need maintenance (I see it more as "relapse prevention"). He believes that any positive band shows you have Lyme (because band 41 could otherwise signify gingivitis or syphilis, which I don't have).

I also understand that Dr W in Germany says that the Lyme blood tests may still come up positive after his treatment even though the energetic tests are negative.

I'm kind of in a unique situation with this doctor ..... he thinks I'm sicker than I think I do .... it's the opposite of other doctors I've had! He also has lots of "gadgets" - glutathione IV, hyperbaric oxygen, rife, etc. - and he is in business ..... soooo ....

If you're a Facebook friend, please comment there, if not, I'd love to hear what you have to say here.

So, what are your thoughts? Does a positive Western Blot mean the Lyme is still active? Will the antibodies ever really clear out of the blood?


Saquaro said...

Hello, Thank you so much for blogging about your experience. I am currently trying to finish college, but it's extremely difficult with fatigue, muscle pain and brain fog that includes embarrassing lapses in memory. Do you have any continuing cognitive problems after treatment with Dr.W?

sixgoofykids said...

No, my cognitive issues are all resolved. It is hard to go through college with these symptoms, I had them in college, too.