I just noticed something on my lyme tests. Maybe I didn't notice it before because I was just looking for positive results. It shows EQUIVOCAL for IFA, B Burgdorferi G/M/A. In the past, positive EBV test results changed to EQUIVOCAL. So, maybe the IFA, B Burgdorferi used to be positive for me. Really, it means borderline positive. However, the Multiplex B Burgdorferi test is negative. The EQUIVOCAL for the other test is suspicious, though.
The CD57- NK Cells sounds familiar to me. I might have had that test done in lyme test panel but lost that page. I'm going to call the lab to see if that test was done. Was this test part of your lyme test panel?
I had the lyme test panel done after I took strong antifungal medication. I just read that an Equivocal blood test result may occur during acute infection of something. Perhaps my immune system became stronger while on the antifungal so it started to show more positive results for lyme? See the information described below. I wonder if this is why my infectious disease doctor thought I had lyme disease.
"Many times people do test negative - this can happen if your immune system is run-down as the positive results are based on your antibodies in your blood. If you're immune system isn't functioning well, then you won't have the antibodies.
Sometimes after a few weeks of treatment, a Dr. will repeat the test and it may then show up as a positive.
People do test negative and still have lyme disease.
But, it's important to see a LLMD to determine this."
"I have heard that a lot of chapped lips are actually due to bacterial infections as opposed to ordinary dry skin, so if that's true Lyme's patients ought to be prone to this. The most helpful thing I've found for this is to use Neosporin as lip balm. I don't know if it is the antibacterial action or just the emollient that helps so much, but I strongly feel it is the combination. As I've gotten deeper into my herbal studies, I've been making my own lip balm with coconut oil and clove oil, both of which are antibacterial and antiviral and they also give me much better results than plain lip balm."