or CFS. i've been reading alot about how many people have been diagnosed with Lyme after being diagnosed with CFS or FM. the numbers are quite staggering. of course i can't help wondering if i could possibly have it? my symptoms (i have FM) did not get in to full swing until a week after my hysterectomy last year (although i've had unexplained joint pain since my early teen years). i was curious how everyone else's symptoms started? they say that FM can happen after a trauma to the body. did anyone else who was eventually diagnosed with Lyme, have symptoms that started after a trauma to the body? can Lyme lay dormant until something "triggers" it to be full blown? i've had the Western Blot test, which was negative, but have been reading how that test is not very reliable. i'd appreciate anyones input on this. thankyou very much.