I am very interseted in the fact that I have read a lot of personal accounts (on this site and elsewhere) which follow the same general story: indiv gets sick and sees many drs, spends lots of dollars over long period trying to get well, and eventually one way or another it turns out it is lyme disease that they have. They are treated for LD and begin to heal. In my case I had gradual onset CFIDS, no tick bite known of or suspected, do not live in tick infested area, and had negative elisa test (I know not the test to get, dr ordered that one thou). Is it worthwhile to pursue getting the western blot test? Or am I considered low risk enough for LD that I would be better off looking at other causes/treatment?