This is what I wish I could do:
I would fill up a bunch of syringes. One syringe would be a placebo. One would be filled with Lyme bacteria (having a brain moment can't remember correct name starts with B ...Ugh). One syringe would have Lyme and Babesia. One would have Lyme, Babesia, and Bartonella. And so on and so on.
Every syringe would have a different combination of all the things that a tick's saliva is contaminated with.
Then I would invite ALL the idiots (people) that don't believe in chronic Lyme or all the terrifying symptoms that we have to deal with on a daily basis.
One by one they can be injected with a syringe. No one would be told what they were injected with. I don't see any cruelty in this, because it is the same for us. Most of us have no idea what was in the tick's saliva when it bit us.
The non believers then can wait 3 years before receiving any sort of treatment for Lyme. (I read somewhere that it takes the average Lyme patient 2-3 years to figure out that they are infected.)
The non believers can go to regular doctors for their symptoms. They just can't get any antibiotics. They can be diagnosed as "faking symptoms for attention", "nothing is wrong b/c your lab work looks good ", "its just IBS", "you are depressed ", and all the other B.S. we have been told.
Then after 3 years, they can seek treatment for Lyme. They can have fun with herxing and trying to figure out what co infections they have.
I know some people might think that this would be cruel, but in my mind it is no different than what we have to deal with.
Misdiagnosed for 27 years. Below is my first thread.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=3509506
Homozygous MTHFR a1298c
Started to talk normal again May 2016
Still dealing with other symptoms
Lyme Disease is a real MTHFR!!!