I had to bring my daughter to our GP this morning. While we were there, he told me that he had recently been to a talk by an infectious diseases expert. This expert said that if a previously healthy patient all of a sudden is not healthy for some time there is obviously something wrong (well duh, but was still delighted he was bringing up a discussion). The expert had said that in a lot of cases the tests for Lyme disease in Ireland were not diagnosing cases where a person actually did have Lyme. These people had gone to Germany and had the expensive tests done and were found positive for Lyme. The expert said that he had two patients in particular, who had negative results in Ireland but were very sick so he decided to start treating with doxycycline. They improved to near perfect health. My GP thought of me and suggested that I think about trying the course of dioxycycline to see if it helps. He said it may not be Lyme, it may be another type of infection, in which case the antibiotic course would still help. Or it may not be an infection in which case the treatment would not help at all. But there was a chance that it would help. I'm sick nearly six years. I'm considering trying it out. Has anyone else tried the course of dioxycycline? Is it too late to be of any use after six years? I have a very tiny sliver of hope. But I'm mostly delighted that my GP came to me with a suggestion!