Hi again. Been awhile since I posted here. But after reading responses to Street129 on the FM board I have a question. Dr. B says something along the lines of that you can say you have LD if your WB results show 41 positive and positive one LD specific band. Right? My IgG showed: 41+ 31 IND 34 IND 66 + Twice now my IgM showed the same result. LLMD repeated IgM after a month on Biaxin. 41++ 39 IND So although I don't have a positive on a LD specific band I have what you say are a fingerprint on two LD specific bands. 34 & 39. What would you say the odds are that I do have LD? Clearly your opinion I know. Bearing in mind I have multiple clinical signs and have been sick with them for 8 years. Bearing in mind that for sure I was bit by a tick in the early mid 70's. Engorged adult 8 hrs in my chest near my heart. Bearing in mind that we now live where deer live in our yard. (who knows while gardening and trimming trees if I did not get bit again) Bearing in mind that since my initial bite I have had increasing painful migraines, stiff fingers... over the years symptoms worsening. Crashed in 2002 after struggling a year after what seemed like a mild shingles rash on my right shoulder blade area. Nerve pain followed, right side chronic headache, fatigue and growing intolerance to sun exposure. 2002 frequent bouts of high blood pressure, heart palpitations, daily low grade fevers, especially afternoons. Low temperature otherwise usually 96.8-97.8. Heart area pain, racing pulse, high BP and abnormal EKG at a doctor visit sent me into the hospital for a week of tests. Diagnosed with non-classic pericarditis. Had a squeaky heart for a few months & bed bound with fatigue. ie. Could not talk on the phone without losing my breath and heart pain. I could stay upright for an hour before I had to lay down for an hour. I teased my husband that I was his new human type yo-yo. I was up and down all day. Also could not sleep full night since. Snap awake to this day 2-4 times a night even with herbal sleep aids. Have never wanted to take the drugs. Out of the hospital symptoms increased and multiplied. Doctor said looks like FM. Other docs said looks like CFS. Been basically housebound since 2002 but during my good days can venture out and about to my expense later. Presently am having increase neck stiffiness then release with crunching, related headache, eye pain pressure, dry eyes, pain in scalp followed by swollen spot, then itch, then heals slowly leaving rough patch. Shoulder sockets have been flaring up for years before and now. Left foot numbness/pain over a year. Leg pain/burning/aching. Also arms at times. Left chest soreness increasing again. Fatty liver, gallbladder pain causing some of the shoulder pain. IBS chronically but not usually extreme unless on antibiotics which I am not for now. Taking a break. Some upper intestinal pain and/or spleen. Since being on the Wheldon protocol my energy was better. Might be decreasing now though. Not feeling as well as last summer. But not as sick as last year. I have had brain fog/puffy sensation. I am taking Lauricidin now and it has really helped that. Been working on bringing down yeast overgrowth I think maybe some viral issues too. Working on my gut health while deciding my next step. Not happy with the LLMD I had hired so am in the process of finding a different doctor. So I am sitting on the fence wondering if I really do have LD or just FM/CFS with Cpn. Or all of the above. Partly I am writing this so I can get a reality check. Maybe I am tired and in denial? Maybe I wonder if these tests and abx treatments are real. I don't know what to think today. Does that happen to anybody else? Sorry this is so long. I think I need to get my feet on the ground. Maybe you can help me?