When I saw my dr a few days ago we went over my labs results that had come back. The Western Blot for Lyme disease. IgG was negative. Good news, right? But strangely enough, IgM was positive by both standards - unconventional Igenex (where the labs were actually done) and CDC.
I was floored, I really didn't believe that I may have Lyme. The dr told there may be a false positive and we ordered a confirmation test with Igenex.
The reason I think it is strange to have IgM (+) b/c my sx started so long ago and logically it's IgG that should be (+) if I have Lyme.
As of my CAP changes. I've been on Azith 300 mg x every 3 days for 2 weeks now. First 2 days I got sick from itwith my "usual" reaction: muscle spasms, twitches, general malaise, heart pacing, shivering ALOT, BP's up. I stayed in bed for 2 days and got better on 3rd. 2nd pill produced much lesser reaction and now, 2 weeks later, I am OK with Azith.
Time to start 2nd abx, we decided on 300 mg Rifampin since Doxy was so harsh on me. I am having cold feet. Another issue that I am having upper abdominal pain, perhaps pancreatitis, it just doesn't feel like gastric and radiate to the back. Shouldn't I wait it out before starting another abx?
P.S. Oh, also my absolute eosinophils are high. The dr asked if I have skin rash but I don't. Then he decided that it is a lab mistake. I have not taken any Benadryl since I started CAP, may be I should and it could ease my reactions?