I was bitten @ the age of 7 by either brown recluse or black widow...they weren't sure @ the time. I almost died apparently. They had no treatment at the time other than antibiotics by shots, daily. I was paralyzed from neck to shoulders for over 2 weeks, I have tons of medical issues now, all autoimmune (Sjogren's, lupus, fibromyalgia, CFS, interstital cystitis. I am on prednisone & methotrexate currnetly, & endless other meds for pain, etc. ) I'm now in my 40's. My question is, has anyone had experience or know of anyone that has contracted lyme as a child, & it lye dormant, then it became active as an adult? I have taken the lyme questionairre test, with my answers coming back at over 40 positives!! I need to know if anyone knows of a lyme specialist in IL, MO, or IND? I will check the lymenet.org also to see what I find as far as Dr.s. Thank you!