McJane, here is the list:)

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CajunGrl
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   Posted Yesterday 4:48 PM (GMT -6)   
I know it's alot but you can always come back and read if you don't know what something means.



AB - antibody
Abx - antibiotics
Amox - amoxicillin
Babs - babesiosis
Babesiosis - an intraerythrocytic parasitic infection caused by protozoa of the genus Babesia
Babesia microti - a species of Babesia protozoa that causes babesiosis
Babesia WA1 - a species of Babesia protozoa that causes babesiosis
Bart - bartonella
Bartonella - Bartonella henselae is a proteobacterium that is the causative agent of cat-scratch disease (Bartonellosis).
Bb - Borrelia burgdorferi (the bacteria that causes Lyme disease)
BiD/BD - Twice Daily
CNS - central nervous system
CSF - cerebral spinal fluid
CT/CAT - computerized axial tomography
Doxy - doxycycline
Dx / Dxed - diagnosed
ECM - Erythema Chronica Migrans
EEG - electroencephalogram
ELISA - enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay
EM - erythema migrans
EMG - electromyography
FMS - Fibromyalgia Syndrome
HBO/HBOT - Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy
Herx / Herxed - Jarish-Herxheimer reaction
IDA - Infectious Diseases Association
IDSA - Infectious Disease Society of America
IDS - infectious diseases specialist
IgG - immunoglobulin G
IgM - immunoglobulin M
Lb - Lyme borreliosis
LLMD - Lyme literate medical doctor
LP - lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
MRI - magnetic resonance imaging
ND - Naturopathic Doctor/Physician
NP - nurse practitioner
NSAID - non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
OTC - over the counter
PA - physician's assistant
PCR - polymerase chain reaction
po - by mouth
prn - as needed
pt - patient
QAM - every morning
qd - once a day
qid - four times a day
QM - every morning
QOD - every other day
RMSF - Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
Rx - prescription
SPECT Scan - Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography
sx - symptom(s)
TBD - Tick Bourne Disease
TBI - tick borne illness
tid - three times a day
tx - treatment
UTI - urinary tract infection
WB - western blot
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mcjane
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   Posted Yesterday 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks CajunGrl,

Perfect everything I need to know is there, no more DUH questions. :-)

Jane

CajunGrl
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   Posted Yesterday 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
No problem:) They are not duh questions, they are medical terms one usually learns only when they take certain classes. I actually just learned most of them last year.
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Razzle
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   Posted Today 5:04 AM (GMT -6)   
Moderators,

Should we put a link to this list in the Newbies thread? It's a great list!

Thanks,
-Razzle
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, intermittant pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.


mcjane
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   Posted Today 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
CajunGrl

Actually I'm a nurse and do know many of commonly used, but not the Lyme abbreviations.

Would have to say the medical profession is lacking in Lyme education. To my knowledge never had a Lyme patient, but no doubt had a misdiagnosed one.

CajunGrl
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   Posted Today 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Razzle,

I got it from the newbie section:)
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CajunGrl
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   Posted Today 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey McJane,

That's why I said "certain classes". I learned most of these like abx, sx and others, in phlebotomy class last year. The Lyme abreviations I've just learned over the years I've been sick.

How long have you been a nurse? I was supposed to start nursing school last year, but got real sick. That is one of my goals in life if I ever do get better. I'm already 39 so I don't have much time to waste.
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