I have had some strange symptoms lately, all pointing to Lyme Disease. I live in the NE and could have only been exposed a couple of times this summer while out hiking, but I guess that's all it takes. I had tons of DEET/Deep Woods Off on, but you never know as I live in a high risk area for lyme/deer ticks. I went to ER w/neck pain, numbness/tingling/pain/cold in my extremities (forearms, hands, calves and feet), dizziness and ringing in my ears, right eye twitching and major fatigue. Bloodwork came back fine but was told to get a lyme and thyroid test. Went to primary who ran a western blot and thyroid, both of which came back negative. My symptoms aren't getting any better so I'm really concerned as if it's lyme, you can't let it go or it can become chronic - it's treated w/antibiotics for a lengthy period of time. I was wondering if anyone here has lyme or knows someone that does and how I could get a definitive diagnosis??? I read on the internet that so many people's blots come back negative when in fact they have lyme - I guess the labs only test for certain bands :s Any advice or help would be much appreciated.