Welcome to our community. This is an older thread and I haven't seen these members post in the last couple of years.
For information on finding an ILADS (International Lyme and Associated Disease Society) trained Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) in your area, you will need to enable your email option in your profile in order to receive any recommendations, as we don't allow doctors names and contact info to be posted on the forum for several reasons. You can enable your email option in your profile, under "edit profile ". Be sure to click the submit button to actually save your preferences.
You can also start a new thread and ask: Looking for LLMD in/ around ______ (fill in the blank for your closest city or state that you are able to travel to).
You can email the Tick-Borne Disease Alliance at firstname.lastname@example.org
for LLMD referrals and you can go to tbdalliance.org
to learn more about
You can go to The Lyme Disease Association and search for LLMD's 3 times in a month. You have to register first. Here is the link: www.lymediseaseassociation.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=277&Itemid=74
ILADS has their own referral system as well: ilads.org/ilads_media/physician-referral/
And a new resource www.LymeDoc.org
You will want to find a well trained doctor, not one that has self proclaimed themselves as a LLMD or an ID Doc (Infectious Disease Doctor), as ID docs believe Lyme is hard to catch and easy to treat, and don't believe in the reality of chronic Lyme. Go to the ILADS site to read the new (2014) Treatment guidelines to get you started on your healing journey: www.lymenet.org/BurrGuide200810.pdf
You can also email Traveler. She is a moderator here. Just click on the blue envelope under her name. She might have a list of LLMD close to your area.
I hope that you stay around. There are a lot of knowledgeable and friendly people here. We all try our our best to help each other.
Also please take a look at the "New to Lyme?... Start Here!" thread. It is located at the top of the forum. There is a lot of helpful information located in the 2 pages.
Misdiagnosed for 27 years. Below is my first thread.www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=3509506
Homozygous MTHFR a1298c
Started to talk normal again May 2016
Still dealing with other symptoms
Lyme Disease is a real MTHFR!!!