Need a local MD/GP for routine appointments - needs to understand Lyme

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Willowrose
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   Posted 10/9/2009 12:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I live in the SF Bay Area - East Bay.  My LLMD is almost 2 hours away so he can't be my regular doctor.  I do not want to see a general practitioner who is not open to the possibility of chronic Lyme and the treatments I am getting for it.  If anyone is in the Bay Area and has a good, open-minded GP, please let me know.  If you have any ideas of how to find one I'd like to hear about that too. 
 
Thanks,
 
Rose 

vicparis
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   Posted 10/9/2009 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Same here. I also live in SF Bay Area and need a open-minded GP. I have protein in my kidneys and my LLMD wants me to see a doctor - which I won't do if they're just going to scream at me and tell me to stop taking antibiotics.
 
Please help.
 
Victoria

Willowrose
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   Posted 10/9/2009 3:34 PM (GMT -6)   
vicparis - I've also asked some local people who have Lyme. If they come up with any suggestions I'll email you.

Rose

vicparis
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   Posted 10/9/2009 4:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I would really appreciate it. I need a regular docotor big time.
 
Victoria

blessings723
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   Posted 10/10/2009 5:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Rose, and victoria- I hope you are both able to find a GP doctor to treat you- i still have to find an LLMD- might wanna ask around at other forums too to see what others have done. Another idea might be to come of abx just long enough so you can do any treatment you need for other things- or to look for natural alternatives. Just a thought.

Willowrose
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   Posted 10/10/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Finding,

Good ideas. I haven't checked other sites. Someone also suggested to me that if I do find a doctor's name I should look them up in Yelp to see what other people had to say about them. I'll have to pop out there and see what other Lyme boards there are; this is the first one I found and I like it here so I haven't looked around.

As far as abx, it was a tough decision and not one easily made, but because I've had this for such a long time and because so many of my bodily entities are affected, I decided with the guidance of my holistic LLMD to go the antibiotic route. If I weren't so sick I would definitely prefer the natural approach (which is how I overcame interstitial cystitis), but right now I think what I'm doing gives me the best shot at knocking this thing down.

Thanks for your input!

Rose
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Traveler
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   Posted 10/11/2009 11:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
I do have a name of a Nurse-Practitioner in the Bay area - if you want to email me, I'd be happy to share the info!!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.


CajunGrl
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   Posted 10/11/2009 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Rose,

Send an email to ILADS. They may be able to help you find a Lyme Literate GP in your area. Explain to them that you need someone closer to work with your LLMD.


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