Lyme is difficult to treat for several reasons. It damages the same immune and causes it to generate too much inflammation which weakens the body and can cause autoimmune diseases. It can masquerade into many forms (spiral, cystic, granular), to evade detection. It can go into hiding and become dormant for long periods of time, but nevertheless continues to produce toxins.
No wonder Lyme has become endemic in many parts of the world.
Diagnostic tests are helpful, but not reliable, and clinicians and the public should maintain a high level of suspicion for these slow-growing and potentially devastating infections.
Basically, the cause of any new medical or psychiatric problem that develops without an explanation, that is persistent and often does not fit any known pattern of a conventional disorder is likely to be caused by Lyme or a related co-infection.
A related article by Dr Gant appears here: www.naturalawakeningsdc.com/Natural-Awakenings-DC/July-2014/Lyme-Disease-and-the-Co-Infections