Thank you for responding to this post. It's great when a UK member can help another UK member out. I agree with you that you should always rule out other conditions such as auto immune diseases prior to treating Lyme disease.
Trust me your American cousins on this side of the pond can relate with you on the costs associated with seeing a LLMD. Even if you are fortunate enough to have insurance here, it still does not cover what they deem "experimental" or unnecessary treatment. Many times seeing our GP is not covered for one reason or another. I myself have purposely avoided seeking treatment from time to time in order to avoid finacial ruin. Truly sad
One thing I would ask you both is to please do not post your LLMD full names here. Use initials here, we want to protect our doctors. Please use private emails when discussing full names and locations.
Hope your feeling well