Borrelia burgdorferi Full Antigen: 1 SI.
Borellia burgdorferi OSP-Mix: 1 SI.
Borrelia burgdorferi LFA-1: 1 SI.
The results of the Elispot tests indicate no current cellular activity against Borellia burgdorferi.
Borrelia miyamotoi Elispot: 4 SI.
Ehrlichia/Anaplasma Elispot: 4 SI.
The result of the Elispot test indicates current cellular activity against Borrelia miyamotoi and Ehrlichia/Anaplasma.
I’m so used to logging into my patient portal (the online account where me and my doctor share documents/lab results) only to see nothing there that catches my eye. Uploaded forms I signed at the clinic. Blood test results with numbers within their usual reference range. Nothing I wasn’t already expecting to see, more or less.
I also tested negative for Borrelia burgdorferi via Igenex last summer, so I’ve always had some skepticism in the back of my mind as to whether I’ve really been bitten by a tick or not.
But I guess this quashes that doubt. It was a surreal moment for me to stare at those results and let the weight of what I was seeing on my laptop screen sink in. The fact that the results came so quick (go ArminLabs with your quick turnaround time!) also lent itself to the shock, as I logged into my patient portal really just out of OCD rather than having had eg. a notification sent to me that something new had been uploaded.
asdflhdaslfbdlsewoiryip. It’s a struggle here for me to describe how exactly I felt in the moments following that… not entirely bad, not really good either. Ambivalent, I suppose. I feel that at least this gives us a target to go for and legitimizes the symptoms I’ve been expressing to medical professionals, most of which have dismissed me, since the fall of 2014. On the flipside, holy shit?? Here I come longterm antibiotics, broken bank account and herxes? 😦
I’m now more curious that ever to see what the rest of my lab results show. As far as the tick-borne disease testing goes, I still have Igenex and Galaxy Diagnostics results I’m waiting on. Probably once all that is in, I’ll be having a phone follow-up appointment with Dr. K of the Open Medicine Institute to see what he thinks and to decide on what to do from here.
More to come…