I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, ME/CFS, possibly Polymyagia
Rheumatica- Rheumatologist disagreed.
After 4 years my GP gave me a chance course of antibiotics for a chest
throat and sinus infection and my symptoms of mainly arthritis and muscle
GP suspected Lyme Disease and there was a history of bites, bulls eye
rashes, summer flu' and migrating arthralgias all reported to the doctors
but no one had considered Lyme Disease.
Eventually Lyme Disease was confirmed by a specialist and I was treated
on long term oral antibiotics.
I was unable to walk up and down stairs properly for 3 1/2 years now I can cycle
and have no pain or disability although I had been retired early from the Civil
Service on Ill Health Grounds.
I am 100% recovered and no longer on antibiotics or any medication. Life
is a joy.
Sadly the controversy surrounding ME/CFS and Lyme Disease causes many people not
to be properly assessed to see if their ME/CFS could be an infection such as
I was lucky but it took 5 doctors and 3 Rheumatologists 4 years to diagnose me.