Moderator please dont send this post elsewhere, it is important that all the guys on the forum who mow and are around trees and shrubs read this. As we are in a profession that is high risk to this disease i need to write to let you guys know about some things, cause if you get this disease you dont want to play around with it. I got it back in early May, and started treatment 4-5 weeks later. I lost around 25% of my customers because i couldnt do the work. Had i not gotten treatment i would definately be out of business by now. This stuff pounds you hard, and will knock you down and there aint nothin you can do about it. I might be on my way to recovery but only time will tell, hopefully this will be a thing of the past. Only 30% of the people infected ever get the classic bulls eye rash from the tick bite, i diddnt have one so dont think you dont have it if you didnt get a rash. If you suspect you might have it dont go to your family physician, because the tests they use are only about 20% accurate, i failed two blood tests and they told me i did not have lyme disease, its a good thing i didnt listen to them. Go to a LLMD(lyme literate medical doctor), (you can find one in your area by going to LYMENET.ORG) they will give you an accurate test, again i cant stress this enough, if you suspcet you have lyme disease dont PISS around!!!!! Dont let a typical doctor convince you that the tests they use are accurate, they ARE NOT! I didnt know any of this, and i happend on a lyme website and got an education in a hurry. When i first got it i thought i had the flu(which is very common). It went away and kept coming back, then i was slammed with an incredible weakness in my muscles and extreme fatigue. I got so dizzy i could hardly use the z or even drive my truck. If you do get lyme and dont get treated immediately it can turn into chronic lyme and then your up the river, becuase it progresses into other things and in some cases even blindness. For whatever reasons i dont know, typical family physicians are reluctant to serioiusly check for lyme disease expecially if you dont have the bulls eye rash, and lyme is the great imitator. It mimics so many other illnesses. The first doctor told me i have depression and anxiety. Can you flippin beleive that? I just wanted to write this so you guys are a little more educated and if you ever get it you'll know at least a little as to what to do.