I agree, finding an open minded doctor who peeks outside of "conventional" treatment are hard to find.
As I began reading about the infectious cause of my MS I found lymenet.org. They offer a section called Seeking a Doctor. The kind folks there will offer names of doctors in your area.
This group of doctors will at the least test you for lyme disease by labs that specialize in Tick-Borne Diseases.. no testing is completely reliable, and the ELISA titer is a very insensitive way to test. The CDC states that on their website..A clinical diagnosis is necessary in conjunction with test results!
I used to believe that my MS was an auto immune disease too, but know longer. Gone are the days when I won't take a vitamin like Echinacea to overstimulate my immune system. Now I take all those very "stimulating" vit/min to help "support" the fight my immune system is really in.
and personally, gone are the days of taking Steroids...something I always knew were harmful. When being faced with a disease without a cure, and was offered only the "hope" of recurrance; I made a decision to take control of my disease and look down a different path.
Auto-immune? that never made sense to me...Our immune systems are remarkable, and I think it's time we stop blaming them for doing a lousy job!