I have researched Lyme and have gone through my symptoms and it all just began to make sense to me that this is what I have. I thought for many years that I had a black head or an ingrown hair on my groin, and never had it checked, and finally put two and two together it could be a tick. I am mad at myself I have let it go this long!! I have not been tested yet and am in the process of that right now. However, I have been dealing with this for atleast 5 yrs without any kind of diagnosis. I decided that I was going to call Dr. C in MO, and ask if he had any references here in CO, but the receptionist was rude and said, "no, in fact people come down here from CO to see him." I was really offended because it seemed like I was a complete idiot for not knowing this. This is all new to me and I am trying to get well, but it seems like nobody cares or wants to help! My 3 yr old is very ill as well and I have a strong feeling that Lyme is the reason. I called my MD yesterday and she said she would do the testing (Western Blot) blood work. I know that is NOT the most accurate, but I decided to atleast give it a try. She said that she would be happy to use a lab of my choice, and would register with them to have it done. I told her I would like to come in and have the black thing on my groin looked at, as well as the blood test and see what it comes back at. If at that point we can get a diagnoses (which I understand can be very hard), I will go to a LLYMD. The only problem is it seems like Dr. C in MO is the closest to CO where I live. I just am so scared to go because it seems like I always get my hopes up and end up being devistated because they can't help me. I just want a diagnoses and I want to be well again, but again I am very scared to do anything because there are so many different opinions/facts out there I can't seem to keep it all straight.