Tuesday, July 1, 2008


I got angry with my doctor's office but they finally faxed me my Igenex test results for lyme.

I'll preface this by saying I'm in a lot of pain right now. My shoulder and arm are incredibly painful. I don't know what's going on but it very well be the lyme. I don't want to take another vicoden but I may have to. I don't like how I feel when I take vicoden. It makes me feel worse physically.

Anyway, the test results. I'll talk to my doctor next Tuesday and I don't know enough to solidly interpret them but I did post on 3 lyme boards. It looks like lyme.

The results display activity on a range of numbered bands, some of which correspond specifically to lyme or borrelia burgdorferi. All of the activity on my results matched the bands specific only to lyme. Three of the bands showed "indeterminate" which means something showed up but not strong enough to show a firm positive. Two other bands were positive.

It looks like it's the neuro-lyme and late stage which is a bummer but explains a lot.

I'm having a lot of feelings about it. It's weird. But then I'm also going through another round of mood herxes.

I feel pretty sad and upset about my experience with the medical profession which I know does the best it can but if I had been treated earlier things would have been different. The acupuncturist has no excuse. If I could, I would sue him and reclaim all the money I spent.

I have more to say but think I'll wait so I can lay down and get some ice on this shoulder.

1 comment:

Daphne said...

Wow, sweetie. I can't wait to hear what the doctor says. That does explain a lot... hang in there, your poor shoulder and body have a lot of healing to do but we're going to do it!!