My CFS started with an officially diagnosed lyme infection. This has lead me to never being certain that I don't have chronic lyme, instead of CFS. But the lyme testing is notoriously unreliable. The one type of testing I have read to be infallible, is detecting lyme in ticks. They can find if a tick is infected with lyme, but not if a human is very well. So why don't they let a tick that doesn't have lyme bit you, become infetched, and then test the tick? I thought the reason is that this is not economically viable, as it would be crazy to be rearing thousands of ticks to bite people. It would be highly unusual. But given the severity of the problem, which is years of lifelong disability and a huge cost to the economy, surely it would be worth it? Is there a reason why this hasn't been done? I would pay a lot for a 100% accurate lyme test like this.