>>Were you diagnosed with Lyme's from a blood test? I had heard that these tests are unreliable as far as having false negatives.
yes, I was diagnosed via a blood test - and apparently I was very very lucky to get a positive result. You are right - the tests are unreliable. They never give false positives, but only false negatives.
I just attended a talk at NYU about Lyme. I met about twenty people there who's major complaint was IBS, insomnia, and major left-side spleen pain, and utter exhaustion! Turns out they all had Lyme! I was stunned.
One of the doctors at the talk - a very famous Lyme doc - said that only 16% of the peope with Lyme ever get a positive test!
If you think you have Lyme - you should read up about it more on the web or email me.