The whole Chronic Lyme Disease issue is controversial. My wife still has symptoms that we believe are related to her Lyme Disease and has been receiving ongoing treatment and medications for it...arthritis and connective tissue disease. Her symptoms are much like those for Lupus. The problem is that the CDC does not recognize Chronic Lyme Disease, leading to it not being accepted as a disease by the mainstream medical community. They call it Post-Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome. The controversy is basically whether there is ongoing/recurring infection by the bacterium that causes it or "residual damage to tissues and the immune system that occurred during the infection.” The result is that getting long-term antibiotic treatment for what may be an ongoing infection is difficult, especially given new guidelines for reducing antibiotic use.