I have never gotten an actual diagnosis from Lyme(2 negatives from two-tiered) test.
But due to knowledge about the disease and many scary stories, when random symptoms occurred I started panicking and immediately diagnosed myself with Lyme(which is probably a very stupid idea, but hey, better safe than sorry) and I started Buhner's Lyme Protocol. I never looked back, meaning, I had convinced myself that I was sick. Up until a couple of weeks ago, where my friend confronted me and told that it was a very stupid idea.
He mentioned all of this could come from Somatic symptom disorder, anxiety, stress etc.
Now I really want to find out whether I am carrying Lyme or not.
I'm in contact with a llmd 4 hours away, since she's the closest one.
But to be honest, I would much rather prefer, getting the test done with my insurance. I have called numerous offices about sending the blood test to a private clinic, but they all say no.
Has anybody succeeded, and if so, how did you do it?
This is what I'm calling to tell them
"I have been experienced various very weird symptoms that might point to Lyme disease, due to the fact that I lived next to a forest up in Maine.
My question is: Is it possible to run a test that gets send to a private clinic in California, who specializes in this specific disease.
They need a blood sample and a signature from a doctor."
Especially since I'm keeping all of my symptoms are very limited because I take Buhner's Lyme protocol.