I haven't been on here in months otherwise I would have said something... I was bit may 2008 and pulled tick out and threw it away.. At that time I didn't know anything about it. So i went untreated for little over a year. Then every 4 weeks since the bite I got new symptoms. Start off mild with flu-like then severe by closer to the year mark. Where I couldn't talk, walk, severe joint pain, couldn't write, severe anxiety, neurological symptoms, digestive, respiratory etc. It attack me everywhere. Massive headaches for 4 years straight. Light and noise sensitivity etc.. then I got tested and it was positive. Local doctor said 3 weeks of antibiotics will be all you need.. that wasn't the case. I ended up being referred to a Lyme specialist the best in the world. Extremely expensive but after 4 years of aggressive oral treatment 26 pills a day, 2 months of shots and 2 months of iv treatment. I am symptom free but from the massive amounts of antibiotics my stomach was destroyed and had to take 5600 billion probiotics to repair my stomach. I have been good since mid 2012. It's the worst disease in my eyes, can destroy people and kill people if left untreated. Test are 99% false negative. The lyme bacteria hides behind cells so it test negative most of the time. I have been tested 21 times and only 4 times tested positive. I also had bartonella, babesia, echlichiea, and mycoplasmosis all co-infections from ticks. Bartonella is the worst and way worst then lyme itself. A specialist is the only way to get better. And diet plays a key role. Gluten causes inflammation and sugar feeds Lyme bacteria. So as long as you feed it , you will always have it.