Okay, I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but... My husband suggested I visit his doc, who was purportedly young and open minded, with my suspicions of Lyme. I brought him a chronology of symptoms (that he did not bother to read) and he said...."hmmm.....you seem very preoccupied with this...are you aware of any mental illness that could be contributing to your symptoms?" I told him, politely, that I am a therapist, and understand the mind/body connection, and that I had been addressing my own mental health issues in therapy for years now... no signs of depression or anything else. He then said "But you really seem very focused on this -- has it affected your life much?" As politely and calmly as I could (and this took a lot of effort), I responded that "yes, being in crushing chronic pain for over 15 years has affected my life quite significantly." Obviously, that was the first and last appt. with him! I have an appointment with a Lyme specialist this afternoon.