Hey all, I'm going to be ordering a Lyme western blot from Igenex soon, and have a few questions. Background: I have had (what may be) a lot of Lyme symptoms for about 7 months now, beginning with a flu-like illness. I don't remember a tick bite or rash. I had been living in the UK for 3 years when I become ill, and actually came down with the initial infection right after a visit to Spain. Now I am living back in California where I'm from. 1) I'm guessing that *if* I was bitten by a tick, it had to have been either in the UK or Spain. Are there different strains of Lyme or co-infections in Europe that I need to worry about that may not show up positive on Igenex? 2) Is it at all possible that I could have been bitten years earlier while in California and then been asymptomatic until it decided manifest itself randomly years later? (I'd been really stressed out just prior to getting sick) 3) Some days my symptoms are a lot worse than others. If I get my blood drawn on a day where I'm feeling better or worse, will it affect the results of the western blot? Thanks.