how do i know which doctor

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Date Joined Mar 2009
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   Posted 3/21/2009 3:06 AM (GMT -6)   
i have been to many doctors and as i am in california there is a limited amount of lymes doctors. i have been with my current doctor (a big specialist in San Francisco) for 2 years and i have gotten dramatically worse, his method is to test and then give me large doses of antibiotics for +4 months. the tests showed progress even though my symptoms did not change, however in the last 6 months i have go much worse, i rarely leave my bed now and before i was going to all my classes, a fifteen min walk away.
the new doctor i am looking at treats with antibiotics as well as alternative treatments, he also tries to support the immune system and over all body health.
my question is who do i choose, i have yet to find any doctor who has actually made me feel better, i am about to loose my insurance once i graduate in june.
i figure i have 50/50 chance of making the right choice any advice?

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   Posted 3/21/2009 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi confusedfromcali, welcome to the board!

I am sorry you are so sick.  Have you been tested for all the co-infections?  This is important.  Sometimes when progress is halted, it is because of an unaddressed co-infection.  What did your first doctor say about you getting worse?

I think it is good you have gotten another opinion.  I think a combination of antibiotics and alternative treament and supporting the immune system is a good plan.  Do you like the second doctor?  Does he seem knowledgeable?  Does he have a lot of Lyme patients?  Since the first doctor did not seem to address your worsening symptoms, why not give the second one a try?

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!  I am sure it has been very difficult going to class when you are so sick.

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