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   Posted 12/30/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not been diagnosed yet. I can not afford Igenex testing at this time. I asked my doctor 2 weeks ago if she would put me on antibiotics (doxy) and she agreed. Today I have been having burning pain on and off in my right gland and wondering if anyone else has experienced this?. My glands seem to be swollen a little also. I think I'm just getting a little scared. It seems like every time I turn around I have a new symptom. Thank you all in advance.

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   Posted 12/31/2008 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Your definition of what you can afford may change when you learn about all of the people who thought they could not afford Lyme-literate docs/labs unless their insurance covered it - and are still sick - many years later. Igenex is accurate for Lyme testing, but the labs that will accept your insurance are not.

You need a Lyme-literate doc who doesn't stick to insurance protocols. Don't waste time begging for antibiotics from someone who doesn't understand "late disseminated Lyme disease."

I have given up many of the things that middle class people take for granted, in order to be treated by a doctor who is very expensive. (No reimbursement from my insurance.)
There are very few bargains in health care.

Good luck.


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   Posted 1/1/2009 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Is this gland you speak of located just below the ear and next to the jaw? I'm guessing that you are talking about the parotid gland. Do you notice any tingling on that side of your face or tongue? Do you ever notice too much or too little saliva?

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   Posted 1/1/2009 7:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm sorry, I should have been more clear. It's the gland right below the jaw. I have noticed more saliva for awhile now. Have not really thought anything of it tho. No to the tingling on the face or tongue.
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