Just to recap: My then 17 yo son was diagnosed last May with chronic as well as active Lyme.... this was after having problems with anxiety/depression starting at 15 and then showing last winter most of the physical symptoms I've had - internist agreed there was something wrong as he had abnormally low BP/pulse and had lost weight that he really can't spare, but didn't know what really to advise us as all the regular blood tests showed up normal plus had others done for hemachromatosis and some other possibilities. Since I have herxed on the Marshall Protocol and experienced positive changes, and the fact that lyme shows up often in familial clusters, and the fact that he spent his life running around our 40 ac, I figured the best bet was to get him tested for lyme. Well, tests done last May were positive for chronic as well as active, but at least he didn't show up as having anything else that is commonly associated with Lyme. He has since been on abx, and while he has done a little better, it hasn't been all that big of a difference. NOW: He is now 18, is able to work full time at an easy job (had gotten his GED last winter as it was impossible for him to deal with regular school due to his symptoms), but doesn't have much energy to do much else IMO from what I've observed... but wants to work for his own self esteem at least for now. He was retested for Lyme plus several associated diseases like bartonella, etc., plus mycoplasma, in December, and we got the results today - The GOOD NEWS is he has no other infections other than Lyme! The bad news is the tests show that the Lyme is still an active infection They changed his antibiotics again, one is augmentin as they feel that it often works better on the brain in particular... and of course he has another one or 2 abx to take/alternate. If he is not doing better in 2 months he will have to go on an IV for antibiotics; So, all I can say is, watch out for those dang little ticks no matter where you live or travel! And I strongly advise people to get tested! All the best to everyone, Victoria PS: for those who are new, no - I have not been tested myself - as we have no health insurance, we are paying out of pocket for son... so far the tests alone have run up to $7K in past 8 months... the most expensive part so far of treatment.