From an article : 15 diseases doctors often get wrong / from my - health.com MSN page/artic
You probably know to look out for tick bites and the telltale bullseye rash that can form around them if a person is infected with Lyme disease. But not everyone develops this rash—and Lyme disease's other symptoms (like fatigue, headaches, joint pain, and flu-like symptoms) can easily be confused for other conditions, says Dr. Shapiro.A blood test can check for Lyme disease antibodies in the blood, but those usually don't show up until a few weeks after infection and the test is notoriously unreliable. It's important to remove the tick immediately and see a doctor right away. Quickly removing a tick can possibly prevent the transfer of dangerous bacteria, and antibiotics for Lyme disease are most effective when given immediatelyle #7 - 1/14/15Lyme disease
My Oppinion: For you Lyme sufferers and Tick watchers. Look at and read #7. Many of these misdiagnosed ailments are Lyme related issues can be Lyme issues. Yes FDA/CDC/IDSA Lyme protocol testing is unreliable but approved but excepted Lyme tests that are very reliable are now being eliminated until approved by FDA and the powers that be. We need these tests and Doctors need to be trained in knowing how to read and use the protocol testing that mainstream ( Non LLMD) Doctors get wrong. Two tier testing (ELISA and WESTERN BLOT) may have worked well for aids and HIV. But is not used right for Lyme disease. Ilads.org is on the right track with this. Until we have something better.