1hunter, just an fyi, I agree w/ cajunGrl on this, and there is plenty of info out there regarding the inaccuracy of ALL lyme tests. AND, the Elisa is probably one of the LEAST accurate tests out there.
As far as Lyme vs MS, there is a lot of controversy. Many people w/ a diagnosis of MS actually have lyme. Also, it is as yet unknown, but because MS is often preceded (cause unknown) by a virus and/or infection, it is very possible that Lyme can actually cause or 'trigger' MS.
There are far too many unknowns for a Dr to rule out one or the other. It is way past time for our Drs to get with the program.
Bit 1972: Acute and chronic tonsillitis, UTI, miscarraige, appendicitis, hypoglycemia, chronic neck pain w/ crushed vertibrae, chronic severe back pain, mitral valve prolapse, depression, resolution?
Bit Mother's Day 2007: Lyme, Babesia microti, hypothyroidism, EBV, HHV6, Parvovirus B19, low adrenals &misc other hormones, depression, anxiety, more of the above.
What don't these nasty bugs cause?
CD57= 60, so we're in pretty good shape.