Lyme Specialists in CT ... SOMEONE HELP!

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kerilee01
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Date Joined Aug 2009
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   Posted 8/5/2009 9:21 PM (GMT -6)   
HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF "DR. S" IN YALE NEW HAVEN HOSPITAL? MY MOTHER SUFFERS SEVERELY FROM LYME AND WE JUST DISCOVERED HIM ON THE INTERNET. HE SEEMS PRETTY LEGIT BUT WE WANT TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAS HAD ANY EXPERIENCES WITH HIM. PLEASE LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lovelabs
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   Posted 8/5/2009 9:34 PM (GMT -6)   
kerilee,
I have not heard of that doctor that you mentioned. Dr. P in Wilton is a great LLMD. Maybe you would consider him for your mom? Hope it works out for u!

CajunGrl
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   Posted 8/6/2009 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Kerilee,

Welcome to the forum!

Maybe you can email: stephanie@turnthecorner.org to find a Lyme Literate Doctor in your area. You can also go to: www.turnthecorner.org/bod.htm and ask for further sugestions.  

For more info, please read the topic at the top of the first page of this forum tittled "The Basics, Newbies check this out". It will help you get started learning about lyme.

I hope your mom finds a good LLMD soon to start treatment.
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ticker
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   Posted 8/6/2009 7:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi kerilee01, welcome to the board!

I am sorry your mother is sick.  How long has she had symptoms?   I believe the doctor you are asking about is an infectious disease doctor who does not believe in chroinc Lyme.  I would not recommend him.

Below is a Lyme symptom list.  You can have any combination of symptoms.  
 
Unexplained fevers, sweats, chills, or flushing
Unexplained weight change--loss or gain
Fatigue, tiredness, poor stamina
Unexplained hair loss
Swollen glands
Sore throat
Testicular pain/pelvic pain
Unexplained menstrual irregularity
Unexplained milk production: breast pain
Irritable bladder or bladder dysfunction
Sexual dysfunction or loss of libido
Upset stomach
Change in bowel function-constipation, diarrhea
Chest pain or rib soreness
Shortness of breath, cough
Heart palpitations, pulse skips, heart block
Any history of a heart murmur or valve prolapse?
Joint pain or swelling
Stiffness of the joints, neck, or back
Muscle pain or cramps
Twitching of the face or other muscles
Headache
Neck creeks and cracks, neck stiffness, neck pain
Tingling, numbness, burning or stabbing sensations, shooting pains
Facial paralysis (Bell's Palsy)
Eyes/Vision: double, blurry, increased floaters, light sensitivity
Ears/Hearing: buzzing, ringing, ear pain, sound sensitivity
lncreased motion sickness, vertigo, poor balance
Lightheadedness, wooziness
Tremor
Confusion, difficulty in thinking
Difficulty with concentration, reading
Forgetfulness, poor short term memory
Disorientation: getting lost, going to wrong places
Difficulty with speech or writing
Mood swings, irritability, depression
Disturbed sleep-too much, too little, early awakening
Exaggerated symptoms or worse hangover from alcohol
 
 
It is very important for your mother to see a knowledgeable doctor.  Many doctors do not understand Lyme and treat with outdated protocols.  Besides Lyme, ticks can also transmit several co-infections including Babesiosis, two types of Ehrlichiosis (HME & HGE), Bartonella, and Mycoplasma.  Many people who have Lyme are co-infected.  It may affect treatment choice and progress.  It is important to be tested for these by a Lyme reputable lab such as IgeneX in Palo Alto, CA.   

Does your mother live in CT?  If you need a doctor recommendation, you can email me at ko_@bellsouth.net  There is a Lyme doctor in CT who comes highly recommended. 

bIt is also important to learn as much as possible.   I recommend reading Dr. Joseph Burrascano's 2008 Diagnostic Hints and Treatment Guidelines For Lyme and Other Tick Borne Illnesses  at http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf  He is one of the top Lyme doctors in the country, and many Lyme doctors follow his protocols.   He discusses antibiotics and doses starting on page 18.   I also recommend the books "Everything You Need To Know about Lyme Disease Second Edition" by Karen Vanderhoof-Forschner and "The Lyme Disease Solution" by Kenneth B. Singleton M.D.

I hope your mother can see a knowledgeable doctor soon.  She is lucky to have your support.

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