I had all kinds of really wierd pains. They would just strike randomly and last maybe a couple of minutes or a couple of days. Fingers, ribs, legs, feet, etc. Once I woke up and my middle finger felt like it was broken. Then it went away. This doesn't happen nearly as much anymore but occasionally it will.
I was tested through IGenex and was positive on a few bands on the western blot but not enough for a CDC positive. However, another PCR test did show I was positive. My LLMD said that test 'doesn't lie' and he's been treating me since (Feb, 08). I do feel I'm better but still have a way to go. Ups and downs, day to day. I'm confident I will get completely well but know it will take time. The key is seeing a good llmd.
I can't remember where I read or heard about someone getting Lyme from a tick bite in Golden Gate park. And I have met several people in the doctor's office waiting room who live in the bay area and other parts of northern California.