Almost, My husband was diagnosed by one of the top neurologists in my state for ALS in 2011. If it were not for the Lyme board and other vital info, on the web, I would not have known about it possibly being Lyme. He had lost function in his hands and arms and it was starting to affect his legs when he spent 4 months using alternative therapy. His symptoms stopped progressing. If you know anything about ALS, you would know it is basically a death sentence. If it wasn't for all these wonderful people and doctors who believe chronic lyme exists, I believe my husband would either be in a wheelchair or dead now. I know another woman who has ALS symptoms and she is using the same protocol as my husband and slowly healing. At any rate,testing needs to be done by a lab that uses the best methods for Lyme and it's coinfections. Igenex Lab in Palo Alto, Ca. is the one recommended. My husband got his workplace doctor to send blood samples for him. Some get the testing done through a a lyme literate doctor. You can also go to the Lyme forum to ask questions. Many people on there are very knowledgeable about treatment so it's good your are keeping your mind open and checking out the Lyme forum.
"Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored" Aldous Huxley
Husband, Toby, diagnosed with ALS summer of 2012. Tested positive for Lyme Spring 2013 - Igenex Lab. Treatments used: Rife, Erchonia Laser, Acupuncture, Antibiotic - Doxyclycline, Herbal Remedies - Japanese Knotweed (powder form), Cat's Claw, Detoxifying - Ionic Foot Baths.