Welcome to our community! I'm so glad you found us.
If you haven't yet, please do read through our "New to Lyme" thread that sits at the top of the forum, as it's packed with helpful and important information.
Yes, people can have Lyme without having pain - although you did say you went through a period of pain earlier.
And, Lyme disease is on every continent, just because the 'officials' don't wish to recognize this, doesn't change a thing. This group may be of some help to you - it's the Australian Lyme support group:www.lymedisease.org.au/
You can also complete this questionnaire to help you understand if you should be concerned (which it sounds like you should be): lymeontario.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Horowitz-Questionnaire.pdf
I encourage you to keep reading and asking questions here!