I've been at this f o r e v e r, so if I may so boldly answer some questions within your post in red. But, before that, please find a GOOD Infectious disease doctor who is literate in Lyme disease and/or at least willing to test you for Lyme Disease. Insists on using Igenex Lab in California. It's a simple 2 or 3 tier blood test. The will tests ELISA and if that is positive, then they will test your IGG and then IGM levels. Sometimes, if the ELISA is negative, labs just skip the rest of the test. Lyme disease testing is still precarious at best, so even a negative can be "wrong"...... this disease sucks wind.