Thanks for the very useful post, Clutter. My son's girlfriend has just had her blood tested in a German lab and it's been confirmed that she has Lyme Disease. She got bitten by a tick 13 years ago but did not get the classic bullseye, so people should not assume they do not have Lyme if they get bitten by a tick and do not have a skin reaction as apparently 50% don't. Also ticks with the Lyme bacteria are far more prevalent in the UK than once thought. Holly has suffered with symptoms all these years but refused the usual GP diagnoses: ME, CFS, anxiety etc. She is now an avid campaigner for awareness of Lyme Disease. It would be great if members could spread the word to prevent a possible epidemic of Lyme.