When Lydia first discovered a tick on her shoulder – she went to the ER, and was prescribed 10 days of Doxycycline as a precaution. A few days later she developed a bull’s eye rash. The doxycycline alleviated  her symptoms, but when she went back to ask for another treatment of antibiotics – which she was refused, because her western blot and Elisa tests came back negative. A neurologist successfully diagnosed her Lyme disease, and after exhausting the treatment protocols recommend she find a Lyme Literate Doctor. Now she is mostly symptom free, and continues to work on controlling her babesia symptoms. She has created a website, lyme-aware.org as an easy to use resource for people with lyme disease.