Hi springsjean and everyone else,
In my opinion you are wasting your time, energy and whatever by getting a spinal tap. The majority of taps do not show anything and will leave you in lots of pain. It's your money and your body so it's your choice. If you don't want it, don't get it.
Google Lida Mattman and MS and Lyme and you will be fascinated at what you find. Lyme causes lesions in the brain that go away with proper treatment. MS, Lupus, Fibro, CFS, etc. are just labels that doctor's give because they do not have the knowledge to identify lyme bacteria as well as lyme symptoms.
I lost vision in my left eye and it was due to lyme toxins which I didn't know at the time. I had no other symptoms of lyme disease as well as no knowledge of lyme.
Instead of getting a spinal tap, start on a good detox regime as those toxins can do more damage compared to lyme bacteria, yeah, sounds crazy right? But it's true.
I became friendly with a patient of Dr. B. (the Dr. B. with the guidelines) by accident and she went totally blind in both eyes because Dr. B. never told her about detoxing and by the time I met her it was too late. She saw him for years when he was practicing on Long Island and never got better, why? She didn't know about detoxing.
Were you tested by IgeneX? If so, how long have you been on antibiotics?
I hope this helps,
It's all about the Immune System mixed with a large dose of Positive Thinking and Detoxing Daily!
This song is about my years with chronic lyme since 1995 and being in remission for over 4 years: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ds81S61UvPA