Hi everyone, After 6.5 years of mystery illness, I'm seeing a new Naturopath who wants to get me tested for Lyme. I had another Naturopath -- a Canadian Lyme "expert" -- rule Lyme out about three years ago because she didn't feel I presented with enough of the symptoms. I never had a bullseye rash, though I did have a small round rash show up on my leg well after I got sick... don't even know if it was connected. But my illness has been ongoing and this new ND says she believes there may be something infectious happening, quite possibly Lyme, and wants to rule it out. It will be VERY expensive for me to get this test done. (I don't know what it's called -- I'll find out more next week when I see her.) The results will take more than a month to come back. My symptoms have been ebbing and flowing over the past 6.5 years. Fatigue (physical and mental) has been the primary symptom, no libido, fluid retention, major digestive difficulties, constipation, dehydration, adrenal fatigue, low thyroid, low heat tolerance, occasional ringing in my ear (though only usually for 10-15 seconds and gone)... the list goes on. Occasional memory difficulties and brain fog, but usually connected to whatever thyroid treatment I'm doing at the time. I had a headache for a month right when I first got sick but it went away and never came back. And I had candida that didn't respond well to antibiotics but did get wiped out using a potent Chinese herb for about a year. I can see how some of my symptoms could maybe be considered Lyme... but they could also be thyroid, hormone, MTHFR/CBS mutation, and so on. For the most part, my labs come up pretty normal (other than the thyroid, which is lower than it should be). The thing is, I haven't ever had to stop working (sometimes it's been awfully tough but never bad enough to have to stop entirely). My motivation is super low and my stamina is pretty low after being sedentary for so long now (I used to be ultra-fit) but I CAN still go for walks and do other physical stuff. AND I've never had the horrible body pain that many Lyme people get. My question for all of you folks is... am I actually sick enough to potentially have Lyme? Or was that original ND correct that, in all likelihood, I'm just not sick enough?