TXLDA volunteers are eager to help patients find the medical care they need. Since Lyme disease has only recently been recognized as a problem in Texas, patients often are unable to get a proper diagnosis due to their physician’s unfamiliarity with Lyme and its co-infections. Tests that are routinely given for Lyme are known to give false negatives or false positives. Most doctors are unfamiliar with new tests that are available or may not recognize the significance of certain test results. In addition, symptoms will vary from patient to patient and can easily mimic other medical issues.
A diagnosis of Lyme must be a clinical one, based on a wide spectrum of data, including symptoms, history, and the patient’s likely exposure to a tick or other means of transmission. Laboratory tests may or may not provide a confirmation.
At the current time, there are few experts on Lyme disease in Texas. Please review the list of possible symptoms on our website. If you have unexplained symptoms in more than one body system, especially if you know you have been exposed to a tick, contact us through our Contact Form and one of us will advise you on the next step towards getting the diagnosis or treatment you need.