If you have this diagnosis your doctor should treat you.
However, many doctors are not familiar with treating Lyme patients.
In this case, you may do better to see a doctor who is familiar with the disease.
Always try to keep your GP involved and informed.
A worsening of symptoms called a Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction may complicate the start of treatment.
This does not occur in every case but if it should occur further medical advice should be taken.
Lyme disease is an infectious disease and the primary aim of treatment is eliminating the infection by the use of antibiotics.
Other medicines may also have a place in treatment.
Response to treatment varies from patient to patient.