I too asked the same question: but for me I had MS for 20 years! I started Copaxone because my neuro didn't want to see me grow old and end up in a wheelchair!
that scared me enough to begin searching and reading about the similarities between MS and Lyme disease.
After many months, I finally found a doctor who specializes in tick-borne illnesses, got a test done by a lab that tests for ALL the bands, and along with a clinical diagnosis.....found out I have lyme disease.
I'm in treatment for 9 months and am feeling GREAT!. My lesions have lightened,,,,and some are no longer noticeable! I have no new enhancing lesions either...
I try not to say "misdiagnosed",,,I always felt my neuro had my best interest in hand. These good docs need to be educated on testing for lyme disease. The ELISA test is completely unreliable! The sickest of us get a "negative" test result. Testing must be done at a lab like IgeneX in CA; and then doctors must clinically diagnosis us...just like MS!
for example, heat is something that bothers me, but I found out that the borrelia bacteria is the reason why,,,this bug LOVES the cold! this is only one of the many symptoms that go along with lyme disease, light sensitivity, tingles, numbness, vertigo, double vision, trigeminal neuralgia, L'Hermittes, brain fog, are just a few symptoms of Lyme disease.
So, with your very good question, join us on the lyme board ask some questions, and you too just might find yourself on the road to recovery!