by Dave Cottrell
It is important in our zeal to feel well, again, to keep our options open.
If there is one thing I have discovered in my own quest for recovery, it is the tendency of many to perhaps too quickly decide they have Lyme disease and that anyone who disagrees is part of a conspiracy to bury the entire Lyme controversy.
Only recently, I have been handed a very good piece of scholarship in the form of a primer for medical practitioners on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME, CFS, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome), which those who have studied it believe may sometimes be caused by Lyme disease, while other times, active Lyme disease may indeed be the problem. Thanks to their work, people suffering with the symptoms of Lyme disease and armed with this primer, may be able to get a Western Blot ordered by their MDs.
However, the work also points out the possibility that the symptoms you are suffering from may not be an active Burrelia burgdorferi infection. Do you want to get well? Don’t shut the door on other possibilities.