Has anyone seen Dr. R in Seattle?

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   Posted 1/7/2009 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
I made an appointment and it is 900 miles away.  He is one of the doctors that came up in the ILADS search.  As he is integrative, using alternative therapy including herbs, I hope I like him and that he can help me.  Has anyone else seen him?  Thanks
PS I relapsed pretty bad especially having problems with my brain function.  I am depressed and feel so detached from reality - just not here most of the time.  It is an awful feeling.  I feel like my nerves are raw, like I am going to seize up or just pass out (go into no where).
When I started doxy again, I got rid of spasms, twitching, cramps but still have nightly headaches and hot flashes. 
The depressing thing is that I thought I was getting better and on my way to recovery.

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   Posted 1/7/2009 11:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I've seen Dr. R in Seattle. I was impressed (and that's hard to do with me, since I've had soooo many negative experiences with doctors). Email me privately if you want more details.

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Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Anemia, Lymphopenia, intermittant Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds:  Zofran, Pulmicort, Heparin (to flush PICC line).

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   Posted 1/31/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I think this is the same Dr. R that I have just started seeing? I've had one appointment only so far, but he impressed me as knowledgeable and was very responsive to my concerns. Let us know how it goes!
Wildlife biologist working in tropics since 1997; multiple tick bites in Nicaragua in March 2007 but without any rashes, started getting sick May 2007 with waxing and waning of symptoms; significant worsening of symptoms since June 2008; diagnosed with Lyme based on serological testing in Jan 2009; treatment starting Feb 2009. Wish me luck!

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