Yep, my appointment was today. I just got back from the airport. And I would have welcomed hot weather- it's so cold here that we had to turn the furnace on!
Anyway, the appointment went really well. Dr. R. was very, very helpful, informative, patient, etc. He believes I have Lyme, but for now, he is diagnosing me with "probable" Lyme. He also believe I have Bartonella, and perhaps Babesia. So I'm supposed to start Biaxin and Bactrim, and in three weeks, he wants me to re-test the Lyme IgM, as well as the Igenex test for Babesia.
If in the three weeks I have a herx, or if the test comes back positive, he'll drop the "probable". If the Babesia comes back positive, he'll start me on treatment for that (and he will also take that as a positive for Lyme, as it is unlikely I would have Babesia and not Lyme). He's also starting me on thyroid meds.
And the really good news- he knows of a Canadian pharmacy that will accept his prescriptions, and re-write them as Canadian, which means my insurance will cover 80% of it. Hooray!
The only weird thing is that after I left, he prescribed a sleeping pill, for "insomnia"- but I didn't think I had insomnia. And I'm not super-keen on sleeping meds to begin with, so I might have to call him about that one.
I am really glad I went.
Anyway, I'm so tired I can hardly think, so I'm off to bed. Thanks for remembering!