My opthalmologist ended up ordering an MRI since the cause of my eye problems could not be found after ruling out many other diagnoses, including myasthenia gravis, Grave's Disease, etc. The MRI showed six lesions indicative of M.S. However, I had just finished reading Amy Tan's book "The Opposite of Fate" the night before he called me with my MRI results. I was astounded at the similarities of my symptoms with those that she described for her Lyme Disease, so many things that I didn't realize were even possibly related (stumbling/falls due to balance problems, terrible neck aches, memory problems, brain fog, ears ringing, getting lost, and on and on). The next morning when my ophthalmologist called me with the MRI results and told me I had MS, I immediately asked if Lyme Disease could be a possibility, as Amy Tan also had lesions on her MRIs. He said that Lyme Disease should be ruled out and I should immediately make an appointment to see a neurologist. Little did I know what road that would lead me down and the controversy surrounding that diagnosis. Even though I am counted by the PA Department of Health as a reportable case of Lyme Disease in 2007 (and, thereby, met the CDC case definition of Lyme Disease), I still can't find a neurologist who will even consider this. My insurance company won't cover many of my antibiotics. The sad part is, I know exactly when I became ill, as I had flu-like symptoms followed within a week by my first incidence of double vision. At the time, I was on vacation (in the woods) at a cabin in southeastern Maine. Upon returning home, I immediately saw my family physician, who did run some tests, but told me they were all negative. After requesting these medical records two years later, I found out he did run a Lyme Disease test at that time, but since it was negative, he did not treat me. Two years later I was diagnosed with MS. Earlier this year while reading Constance Bean's book "Beating Lyme," she states on page six that infection rates of ticks for Lyme Disease in the Cape Elizabeth, Kittery and Wells areas are now greater than 50 percent. This is were I was vacationing at the time I became ill, not to mention I have been vacationing there since I was a little girl. I could go on and on, but will stop here. That's my story in a nutshell. And it sucks.