Research by Dr John Gow of the University of Glasgow, Scotland into the genetic expression of patients with CFS, has found that their genetic expression is identical to those with Lyme Disease. My own experience is that decades of debilitating and severe illhealth could have been averted if I had been diagnosed with and treated properly for Lyme Borreliosis at an early stage. I was finally diagnosed with it in 2004 and have been receiving treatment since. Sadly the long duration of my illness means that the prognosis is not good. A recent online poll of members of a Lyme Borreliosis support group found that upward of 80% of respondents had had a previous diagnosis of CFS/ME. This failure to diagnose and treat Lyme Borreliosis in hundreds of thousands of patients will be the medical scandal of coming years. We all owe it to ourselves to get a proper diagnosis from a Lyme Literate MD and start campaigning for proper diagnosis and treatment. Perhaps then no more promising young lives will be blighted by this hideous disease.