My story is a lot like everyone who has posted. I have been sick about 3 yrs. I don't remember an actual bite but do remember the first symptom being a swollen knee. I was healthy and happy... Exercising daily when out of no where my knee swelled... I have not been well since. I saw dr after dr being dx with ra, poss lupus and the n fibromyalgia... Not happy with this diagnosis.. I continued my search to feel better. I have fevers about every 6 weeks for 3 or four days, my joints hurt all the time and they are swollen. I am extremely fatigued and depressed. My family dr treated me as if I was crazy.. I switched drs and finally someone ran a lime test . I have a + igm and negative igg and a + pcr and have tested + for several coinfections. I have started antibiotics and am hoping to find some relief. I am told I am in for a long process and might get a lot worse before I get better..