Part 2. Lyme Testing
In my understanding that mainstream medicine does not understand the ins and outs of testing for Lyme. When a person goes to the doctor and says I had a tick on me and now I don't feel good. In most cases the Doctor will say. 1. Did you get a rash? 2. Or it is probably just a cold. 3. It is probably allergies. These statements are common in mainstream medicine and I am glad to say are changing slowly. The testing is a problem right now as I see it. When a mainstream doctor orders and Elisa test for Borellia Burgdorferi (Lyme Disease) that it is just for Borellia. It is not for the co-infections that is killing you. I had a positive test for Lyme with Elisa test and of coarse there was a western blot test done for a backup that came back negative. This is when the doctor should have given me some antibiotics if nothing more than to see if I got better. And if I did get better, keep me on it for a while. But in those days there was not the knowledge of lyme as there is today.
Now we have a better understanding and more doctors are unfortunately infected just like me. This although is sad and restricts most from working a full schedule. This also means the best lyme doctor is a sick doctor.