“She could not sit on the couch and groan in pain year in and year out while doctors told her she was fine, or that she should be fine, or that she would feel better in time. She’d tried that already. ‘What am I going to do? Because this isn’t fair. I deserve to have a life, to be functional,’ she said. ‘Well, I guess I’m going to stick myself with bees.'” Texas Monthly on the lengths people will go to when doctors don’t have an answer and when the most common refrain they hear from the medical establishment (and often their loved ones) is, “It’s in your mind.” Can Bee Stings Treat Lyme Disease? “Treatments for chronic Lyme disease are controversial and expensive. As a last resort, some patients are pursuing this unproven and painful alternative.”