doc only ordered Lyme IgG and IgM...

Discussion in 'Lyme Disease Archives' started by liberty143, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. liberty143

    liberty143 New Member

    are these enough for a real diagnosis? She is a fibro expert, has me on Guaifenesin protocol but di I more tests to be sure I get the correct answer or are these the best?
    Thanks,
    liberty
  2. mollystwin

    mollystwin New Member

    Those are the only tests my doctor ordered. These tests are for lyme disease only not for coinfections. Your dr may order more tests for coinfections later if she feels it is necessary.

    So I think you are good.

    dar
  3. munch1958

    munch1958 Member

    Just wondering which lab your doc is using for the Lyme IGM and IGG. Hope it is Igenex as Quest is only 30% accurate.

    IGM is a new infection.

    IGG is an old infection.

    IGA is lungs & mucous membranes.

    With any infection you first have a IGM response. Then later develop an IGG response.

    With chronic Lyme it's only an IGM reaction and no IGG. This means your immune system is constantly stimulated as the bacteria reproduces every 30 days.

    Do you have a pattern of a really bad week every 4 weeks?

    In other infections a pattern like this is a false negative. Lyme is the exception to the rule but 99.5% of docs don't know this. They are Lyme Stupid.

    Read this article if you get a chance. It pretty much explains everything controversial about Lyme:

    www.ilads.org/files/harvey.pdf