yes, I hear your frustration and I work(ed) in the health care field. Unfortunately, western MDs just aren't being taught about Lyme in medical school. And if it's not in their reference books to look up, then they assume it doesn't exist. And then there's that little issue of MDs not liking to admit when they may not have the right answer.
cheezhead, you really need to find a LLMD.
I had BioSet (electral dermal testing) done. I never knew of any bites and never had any rashes. The BioSet showed positive Lyme, bart, babs and ehrlichia. It also shows which strains you have and what species of tick you where biten by. I apparently have been biten at least by two different tick types. I highly reccomend having this done. It's worth every penny! look up www.immunematrix.com for info.
blessings in recovery to us all !!
11/07 symptoms start
7/4/08 IGenX LD positive,gluten sensitivity,low magn, low WBC's,+yeast/bacteria/tapeworm/roundworm, EBV,HHV,CMV,Parvo,
7/25/08 started on Biaxin
9/08 IGenX co-infections neg, but probable Bart, Bab, Erhl
11/08 Biaxin,Plaquenil,Cipro, Artemisinin,3 probiotics,Transfer Immune, Bcomplex,MultiVit,omega3,magnesium,
1/29/09 Added: Rifampin 600mg- Ehrl, Lomatium 15dropsBID-parvo, andrographis 15dropsBID (super yuck!)-LD, Alinia-cryptosporidium.