okay two or three things....
1. be very, very, VERY careful what sites you look on about Lyme. Frankly, some of these groups are absolutely
and really should not be trusted. I am not kidding. okay?
2. my youngest had Lyme. It was dx'd probably 6 months after she was infected. I say probably because we never saw a tick or the rash. BUT she presented with severe joint pain. this got us to the pediatrician. we weren't even thinking lyme at the time. doc ran a load of blood work. several tests came back abnormal---platelets, sed rate, ana, cmp and one other. this got us to a rheumy. rheumy told us in 25yrs of practice abnormal tests like this always mean something. She was tested for lyme and with symptoms and abnormal inflammation factors she was dx'd. she has been treated and we have moved on.
3. I have a friend who was infected in 2001. she, I believe, had neg lyme BUT I think she was tested too early. lyme tests will be neg, often, if done before your body produces anti-bodies. so she ended not being treated. By 2004 or 2005, for sure, she was having very severe physical stuff. I mean she was going to docs. docs were saying something is wrong, but it took a few more years before she was officially dx'd with advanced Lyme.
so what does that mean to you? It means you are functioning waaaaaaaaay too well to have advanced Lyme disease.