sarahsu9 wrote:The testing of Lyme disease has always been difficult - however, there is a newer method of testing, in which a blood sample is cultured for Lyme spirochetes:
If positive, a picture of the Lyme spirochete is sent to you to hang on your refrigerator. Pretty irrefutable.
I have no desire to debate Lyme disease, chronic myth, post studies, and so forth.
I have not heard of this test. I know it's not yet in practice by the research center at Columbia Med that focuses on the issues of post lyme vs chronic lyme. Their assertation is that there is still no test that can detent chronic lyme.
As I have mentioned of my previous history, I have often thought that lingering health issues where chronic lyme. But after experience, I have concluded my situation is post lyme syndrome. Mostly based on comparing my first die-off reaction when first diagnosed to subsequent antibiotic treatments. I have never felt die-off again, and it was rather memorable. But that is MY experience. I would never presume to tell another how they feel, and without a good test (unless this one becomes accepted) there is no reason to debate the issue because there is no solid proof available.