DO YOU THINK I SHOULD GET AN OFFICIAL DIAGNOSIS FOR LYME? That is, get a piece of paper from a doctor verifying that I have lyme. MY BRIEF MEDICAL HISTORY: I'm 62, was treated for "Hashimoto's" for 14 years; I then completed Dr. Wilson's adrenal program; I have fastidiously addressed diet, mineral/vitamin deficiencies, stress reduction (now retired), but still struggle with excessive drowsiness and depression, brain fog, and what DEFINITELY seems like lyme brain. I had an Elisa test for lyme in 2005, but results were negative for lyme. WHY I THINK I COULD HAVE LYME: I live in a lyme hot zone (northern Virginia), AND my next door neighbor DID have lyme. Also, my symptoms are consistent with lyme. I am 99 percent sure I have EBV, since I did have herpes in my 20s and 30s. CURRENT PLANS: I am preparing to do the Buhner lyme protocol in the next month. Since official diagnosis can be sometimes difficult to attain, and EXPENSIVE to attain, I'm thinking I'll just go ahead with the Buhner protocol. I have seen more than 15 doctors in the past 15 years (including GPs, endocrinologists, and an integrative doc, also a couple of ear specialists when I had Meniere's.) CURRENTLY SELF NAVIGATING: Because I am retired, and have a moderate income stream, am debt free, I AM HESITANT to begin going from doctor to doctor again. Doesn't SEEM like there would be a return on investment, and I have read MANY stories by people who have run into financial difficulties in trying to treat their lyme using the allopathic medical community AND WITH THE INTEGRATIVE MEDICAL COMMUNITY, because they don't take medical insurance). ALSO - read an interview with Steven Buhner (Buhner lyme protocol) in which he doesn't seem to think an official lyme diagnosis is absolutely required. In other words, it could be possible IF a person THINKS she has lyme, that indeed, she does.