I'm so sorry for your need for this site, but it is a good site!! I'm sure you will be able to get a lot of advice & guidance from the good people here!!!
I'm sorry I don't have the name a a LLMD in your area, but wanted to say hi & welcome anyway.
Your story is similar to a lot of people here. It was a good thing you were seeing a doc that had a clue about
LD & other tick-borne illnesses (TBI's), many of us have spent years trying to find a doc that would even admit that we need to be tested!
There are very few docs in this country that have any idea the amount of pain a 'Lymie' can be in! I can't remember which site I read this on, but it is said that Lyme Disease patients can be in as much pain as a post-op patient & be as ill as someone with congestive heart failure.
It's a real crime when a doc won't recognize the amount of pain their patient is in. I went into my gp about
4 months ago with severe, generalized pain & when he pulled out that little 'hammer' & tapped me on the knee, it hurt so bad that I literally lifted up off of the exam table - he
was the one half yelling "Whoa"!!
Having a tick-borne illness (TBI) does mean that you definitely
had a tick attach itself - you could have gotten your TBI by way of a flea, or a mosquito, or any other thing that can bite an infected animal (deer, dog, cat, etc.), and then bite a person.
In the 'sticky' at the top of the forum there is a thread titled 'new to lyme? start here' & there you will find a whole wheelbarrow full of info - including pics of different rashes that can occur from TBI's.
IT's also a really great place to get a 'big picture' of what may be going on with your body, as well as detoxing & a few different treatment options. I'm one who believes that detoxing is essential, but it is up to each individual to decide.
I also believe (after much, much reading over the years) that each persons' "cure" (for lack of a better term) is as individual as the person is, since TBI's just love
to use our bodily weaknesses to get a foothold.
IMHO - I believe you need
to have a good sense of humor in order to survive a tick-borne infection!! I'm pretty much a nut & the "class clown" here I think - but I'd rather laugh than cry!!
Before we can offer very much advice, there are a few questions that it would be very helpful for you to answer - first, what dosage are you taking of Amox? & how many time per day? Where you tested (either clinically or otherwise) for any other TBI's? They usually don't travel around by themselves (Giggle) & there are many different strains of most of the TBI's.
Well, that's as far as my brain will let me go for now, but I'm sure you will be getting many more posts to read from the other members here.
I hope this is of some help to you!
It's been said:LD patients can be as ill as people w/ congest. heart failure & in as much pain as post-op patients.